Prof Robert Patman
(Director, MIntSt Programme)
His research interests centre on international relations, post-Cold War security, and the relationship between order and justice in a globalizing world.
Editor and Publisher of Soviet-Third World Briefing; Former lecturer at the University of Surrey; visiting Professor to Brigham Young University (US), Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel (Germany) and University of Toronto (Canada); on the Editorial Board of two journals - Bildaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies, and Journal of E-Government.
He is also co-editor for the new Praeger Series on The Ethics of American Foreign Policy, and his next book, a single authored volume called America's Biggest Strategic Failure: How the 'Somali Syndrome' Paved the Road to 9/11 (Praeger) will be published in late 2007. He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and provides regular contributions to the national and international media on global issues and events.
Students voted Prof Robert Patman as one of the Top Twenty Teachers at Otago University for 2007.
See Prof Patman's website here.
The Soviet Union in the Horn of Africa: the Diplomacy of Intervention and Disengagement (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990);
Editor of New Zealand and Britain: A Special Relationship in Transition (Palmerston North: Dunmore Press, 1997);
Security in a Post-Cold War World (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999; New York: St Martin's Press, 1999);
Universal Human Rights? (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000; New York: St Martin's Press, 2000);
Sovereignty under Siege? Globalization and New Zealand (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005);
Globalization and Conflict: National Security in a 'New' Strategic Era (London and New York: Routledge, 2006).
Dr Alan King
Alan's research relates to the time series modelling of trade flows (in particular, the development of varying-parameter, two-regime models of exports), balance-of-payments constrained growth and exchange rates (specifically, exchange rate pass through, the Balassa-Samuelson hypothesis and uncovered interest parity). He has also done some work on the determinants of the demand for health care and modelling the determinants of teacher salaries. His teaching interests are mainly centred on international economics, in particular, open economy macroeconomics.
King, A. and Ramlogan, C. Is Latin America catching up? A time-series approach. Review of Development Economics (forthcoming).
Hansen, P. and King, A. (editors) Keeping Economics Real: New Zealand Economic Issues. Pearson Education New Zealand. 210p. ISBN 1-877267-13-9 (2004)
Steel, D. and King, A. Exchange rate pass-through: the role of regime changes. International Review of Applied Economics, 18: 301-322 (2004).
King, A. Evaluating Thirlwall's law: does country size matter? Economia Internazionale, 54: 193-212 (2002).
Alexander, R. and King, A. Country Survey XVII: New Zealand's defence policy. Defence and Peace Economics, 13: 287-309 (2002).
Gilbert, A., King, A. and Cregan, C. Gender and wages: a cohort study of primary school teachers. Applied Economics, 34: 363-375 (2002).
King, A. A two-regime model of exports: UK manufactures 1980-1996. Open Economies Review, 12: 75-94 (2001).
King, A. Modelling manufactured exports in Europe: a two-regime approach. Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 9: 173-92 (2000).
Mr Jim Guest
BA, LLB, PostGradDip (Law),
FAMINZ (Arb & Med),
Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
Jim Guest studied at Otago, graduating Law and in Arts with emphasis on politics and political philosophy. He has been a practising lawyer since 1977, with some exposure to international work. He is a designated counsel by the New Zealand Central Authority under the Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. He has taught part-time at the University and the Professional Institute of Legal Studies, and assists the New Zealand Law Society with post-qualification skills-based training for practising lawyers. He also writes for the two major legal publishers in New Zealand. He is a Fellow of the Arbitrators'& Mediators' Institute of New Zealand Inc. Jim has taught the International Legal Issues paper since 2002.
Dr Vanessa Ward
1996: B.AS. (Hons), Australian National University
2005: Ph.D. Australian National University
Vanessa specialises in modern Japanese history, with a special interest in post-WWII Japanese intellectual life and publishing culture. She is currently researching the thought and contribution of a Japanese woman to intellectual life in the 1950s, and the history of a Japanese pacifist text. In recent publications she has explored the representation of leftist intellectuals and publishing culture in 1990s neo-nationalist discourse.
‘The Postwar History of a Japanese Bestseller’, Publishing History, 64: 2008, pp 77-109. (appeared in July 2009)
‘Takeda Kiyoko: A Twentieth-Century Japanese Christian Intellectual’, New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 10:2 2008, 70-92.
‘The Spectre of the Left: Iwanami Shoten, Ideology and Publishing in Early Postwar Japan’, Japanese Studies, 26:2 2006.
‘Iwanami shoten and a best-selling history book of the 1950s’, Proceedings of the Twelfth International New Zealand Conference of the Asian Studies Society [Vol 1], NZASIA, Massey University, Palmerston North, pp 218-227.
MA, DPhil (Oxon)
David's research interests are mainly in the areas of development macroeconomics and quantitative political economy. Current interests include the economics of violent conflict in the Middle East, monetary unions in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the volatility of aid to developing countries. He has previously worked at the Universities of Oxford, Nottingham and Leicester (UK), Princeton University (US) and the United Nations University in Helsinki. His teaching at Otago includes macroeconomics and development economics.
Evidence on the Functional Relationship between Relative Price Variability and Inflation with Implications for Monetary Policy," Economica (forthcoming, with P. Mizen)
"Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Developing Countries", in S. Durlauf and L. Blume (eds.) The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (second edition, forthcoming), London: Macmillan Press
"The Volatility of Aid," Economica (forthcoming, with G. Mavrotas)
"Myopic Loss Aversion, Disappointment Aversion, and the Equity Premium Puzzle," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation (forthcoming, with L. Stracca)
"The Impact of Monetary Union on Macroeconomic Integration: Evidence from West Africa," Economica vol. 72, 2005, pp. 683-704 (with K. Shields)
"How Does Political Instability Affect Investment Location Decisions? Evidence from Israel," Journal of Peace Research vol. 41, 2004, pp. 465-84
"Counting the Costs of the Intifada: Consumption, Saving and Political Instability in Israel," Public Choice vol. 116, 2003, pp. 297-312
"Modelling Political Instability and Economic Performance: Israeli Investment During the Intifada," Economica vol. 70, 2003, pp. 159-86
"Investment, Employment and Political Conflict in Northern Ireland," Oxford Economic Papers vol. 55, 2003, pp. 511-35