Dr Gazi M Hassan

Gazi Hassan

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Convenor - Work Integrated Learning (Internships/Projects)

Qualifications: BBA Marketing (NSU, Bangladesh); M. Econ. (Kent, UK) ; MA Econ. (York, Canada); PhD Econ. (Western Sydney, Australia)

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About Gazi

Gazi Hassan is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Waikato. He is also a Research Associate in the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, and a Visiting Academic at the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, Oxford University. His research field is broadly development macroeconomics, specifically looking into overseas migration of manpower from developing countries and the consequences of international remittances. He is currently working on research projects investigating how inflowing remittances at the household level could be a source of finance for sustainable development goals, in particular, climate adaptation costs and clean energy expenditures in poor coastal countries. Gazi is among the top 25% of all economics authors in New Zealand according to RePEc and is an internationally recognised researcher in the field of "international remittances" according to the ranking of Google Scholar. Gazi is active in the supervision of higher degree research in economics and teaches graduate research methodology at the Waikato Management School covering both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science research. He was the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Emerging Scholar Award by the Waikato School of Management. He is a steering committee member of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DevNet), an interface among people and organisations working in or researching international development.

Gazi is currently supervising a number of PhD students and is no longer accepting a new student until early 2023. He is however keen on collaborating with scholars working on interesting and insightful research projects in economics or related disciplines that apply innovative identification strategies using econometrics or qualitative methods. However, he encourages a mixed-method approach and preferably a cross-disciplinary research problem. Collaboration queries related broadly to the following research themes are welcome:

1. Understanding the nature and flows of private unearned income (remittances, foreign aid, gifts or charity), and their welfare impact on the aggregate, institutional, community, and household level.

2. Innovative Financing for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). In particular, the role of new forms of capital (e.g. remittances securitization or sustainability bonds or sovereign wealth funds) in promoting the achievement of SDG.

3. Inclusive economic growth, and pro-poor macroeconomic policies in the developing and Pacific countries.

4. Climate change adaptation, migration and remittances flow in developing countries and small island developing states (SIDS).

5. Role of government, public policy and communities to attract and channel remittances as climate finance in the Pacific island economies. In particular, the climate leadership role Australia and New Zealand can play through their recognised seasonal migration programs.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Doctor of Philosophy (Chief Supervisor): 

  1. Chan Mono Oum – “Temporary migration, micro-credit and remittances in Cambodia”. (2018 - ongoing)
  2. Noushad Khan Feroz – “Investors perception and information network in social media”. (2019 - ongoing)
  3. Jahan Abdul Raheem – “Remittance and monetary transmission mechanism during pre and post-conflict era in Sri Lanka ”. (2019 - ongoing)
  4. J. M. D. S. Wijayarathne – “Migrant remittances and Sustainable Development Goals in Sri Lanka” (2019 - ongoing)
  5. Waliu Olawale Shittu – "Covid-19, remittances and other private capital flows, and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa" (2021 - ongoing)

Doctor of Philosophy (Supervisor): 

  1. Harold Glenn A. Valera – "Inflation and Macroeconomic Performance in Asian Economies Under Inflation Targeting Framework: Time Series and Data Analysis"  (Completed – IRRI-Manilla)
  2. Mohammad Irfan  – "Determinants of Fossil Fuel and Clean Fuel at Household Level: Evidence from Pakistan"  (Completed – Otago University)
  3. Van Ha – "The effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Domestic Firms: the Case of Vietnam" (completed)
  4. Kola Fatokun -  "Refugee resettlement and social-economic participation through Entrepreneurship: A focus on New Zealand"  (ongoing)

Masters Dissertation (Chief Supervisor):

  1. Devarsh Nirav Pathak – "An Investigation into the Interest Rate Pass-Through in New Zealand" (Completed – ASB Bank NZ)
  2. Balbir Kaur Samra – “Inequality and gender gap in New Zealand household and workplace ” (Completed – Ministry of Social Development, Government of NZ)
  3. Yi Yang – “Role of macro-economic factors affecting international trade and consumer behaviour in China and New Zealand?” (Completed – overseas)
  4. Atikul Islam – “International students’ perception of and financial contribution to New Zealand: an empirical study” (Completed – tax consulting)
  5. Asena Pouli – “Energy poverty, fuelwood consumption and women’s health in Tongan households” (Ongoing – intern The Treasury, NZ)

Research Interests

Workers' remittances; empirical growth economics; development macroeconomics; gender issues in health and education; inflation targeting in Asia; economies of South Asia.

Recent Publications

  • Hasan, I., Hassan, G., Kim, S. J., & Wu, E. (2021). The impact of risk-based capital rules for international lending on income inequality: Global evidence. Economic Modelling, 98, 136-153. doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2021.01.003

  • Hasan, I., Hassan, G., Kim, S., & Wu, E. (2021). The real impact of ratings-based capital rules on the finance-growth rates. International Review of Financial Analysis, 73, 23 pages. doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2020.101628

  • Ha, V. T. C., Holmes, M., Doan, T., & Hassan, G. (2021). Does foreign investment enhance domestic manufacturing firms’ labour productivity? Evidence from a quantile regression approach. Economic Change and Restructuring, 54, 637-654. doi:10.1007/s10644-019-09251-x

  • Ha, V., Holmes, M. J., & Hassan, G. (2021). Does foreign direct investment influence R&D activity in the host country? Evidence from Vietnam. International Journal of Emerging Markets, online, 21 pages. doi:10.1108/IJOEM-08-2020-0932

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Climate; Economic Development; Economics; Globalisation; International Finance; Labour Market; Migration; Pacific Issues; Poverty; Religion; Social Science Research; Statistics; Sustainability

Economic Growth, Clean Energy, Climate Vulnerability, Climate Finance, Global Inequality, Health Expenditure, Remittances.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB2.22
Phone: +64 7 858 5164
Cellphone: 021 041 1978