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Gazi Hassan

Senior Lecturer – Economics

Room:         MSB.2.22
Telephone: (64 7) 858 5164
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Waikato Management School
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
New Zealand
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I am an applied economist. I teach undergraduate macroeconomics and graduate research methodology. Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer - Economics at The University of Waikato, New Zealand and a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. My primary research field is development macroeconomics, mainly empirical growth economics, focusing on the econometric issues arising in estimating growth models to measure the impact of remittances, external capital flows, macroeconomic volatility and real exchange rate overvaluation. My current research project are: a) to investigate the effects sovereign country credit ratings on the real sectors; b) effect of gender disaggregated health capital on economic growth; c) behavioural responses of remittances recipient households facing natural disasters; d) debt incurred model of migration and the consequent behaviour of remittances inflow with respect to changes in 'lending rate' in the home country and real exchange rate; e) post Basel 2 based capital rules and how the risk weight adjusted bank flows affect the finance-growth nexus and economic inequality and f) impact of labour market regulation on risk weight adjusted bank flows after the Basel 2 capital rules. My secondary research field is social and interpersonal violence, particularly modelling and measuring how remittances and other external foreign flows affect the homicide rate or social conflict. My research papers have  appeared at The Journal of Development Studies, The World Economy, International Migration, Empirical Economics, Economic Modelling, Applied Economics, Journal of Asian Economics, Applied Economics Letters and Applied Financial economics. I am the undergraduate economics Convenor at Waikato and also coordinate the applied economics projects (ECON499) and economics internship programme (ECON495).

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