Dr Gazi Hassan

Gazi Hassan

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Convenor for ECONS495/499/599

Qualifications: B.B.A. (Admin) (NSU, Bangladesh); M.A. Econ. (Kent, UK) ; M.A. Econ. (York, Canada); Ph.D. Econ. (Western Sydney, Aus)

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About Gazi

I am an applied economist. I teach macroeconomics and research methods in management studies. Currently, I am a senior lecturer in economics at Waikato Management School 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. In 2017 I held a visiting academic position at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), at the University of Oxford, UK. My primary field is development macroeconomics with research interests in  international migration & remittances, cross-country economic growth and South Asian economies. My current projects are: a) behavioural responses of remittances recipient households facing natural disasters; b) debt-migration and the responses of remittances to changes in 'lending rate' in the origin country and c) Basel - 2 capital rule based changes to international bank flows and its impact on recipient countries' income distribution. My secondary field is the study of social violence and related to this area my current project is the  causal impact analysis of remittances on homicide rate. My papers have been published in 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.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

1. Harold Glenn A. Valera
"Inflation and Macroeconomic Performance in Asian Economies Under Inflation Targeting Framework: Time Series and Data Analysis"  (Completed - Post-Doc at IRRI)

2. Mohammad Irfan
"Determinants of Fossil Fuel and Clean Fuel at Household Level: Evidence from Pakistan"  (ongoing)

3. Van Ha

"The effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Domestic Firms: the Case of Vietnam" (ongoing)

Devarsh Nirav Pathak

"An Investigation into the Interest Rate Pass-Through in New Zealand"

Research Interests

Economics of migrants' remittances flows; economics of private responses to natural disaster ; real effective exchange rate; sovereign credit ratings and cross border bank flows; empirical growth economics; development macroeconomics ; gender issues in health and education; inflation targeting in Asia; economies of South Asia.

Recent Publications

  • Valera, H. G. A., Holmes, M., & Hassan, G. (2017). Stock market uncertainty and interest rate behaviour: a panel GARCH approach. Applied Economics Letters, 24(11), 732-735. doi:10.1080/13504851.2016.1223817

  • Irfan, M., Cameron, M., & Hassan, G. (2017). Household energy elasticities and policy implication for Pakistan. Energy Policy, 113, 633-642. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.11.041

  • Hassan, G. M., Chowdhury, M., & Shakur, S. (2017). Remittances, Human Capital and Poverty: A System Approach. The Journal of Developing Areas, 51(1), 177-192. doi:10.1353/jda.2017.0010

  • Valera, H. G. A., Holmes, M. J., & Hassan, G. M. (2017). Is inflation targeting credible in Asia? A panel GARCH approach. Empirical Economics, online, 1-24. doi:10.1007/s00181-016-1212-3

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Economic Development; Economics; International Finance; Migration; Violence


Contact Details

Room: MSB2.22
Phone: +64 7 858 5164
Cellphone: 021 041 1978