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Economics at Otago produces world-class research

Economics is relevant to everyone. Our research deals with a stimulating range of important issues – from economics education and health economics, to economic behaviour.

Our publications:

2019 Economics publications

Abbott, J. H., Wilson, R., Pinto, D., Chapple, C. M., Wright, A. A., for the MOA Trial Team, including Robertson, M. C., Baxter, G. D., Theis, J.-C., Hansen, P., McKenzie, J. E., McNamara, D., Kidd, M., & Higgs, C. (2019). Incremental clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of providing supervised physiotherapy in addition to usual medical care in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: 2-year results of the MOA randomised controlled trial. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 27(3), 424-434. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.12.004

Barker, T., & Üngör, M. (2019). Vietnam: The next Asian Tiger? North American Journal of Economics & Finance, 47, 96-118. doi: 10.1016/j.najef.2018.11.010

Bayer, P., Jean-Jacques Herings, P., Peeters, R., & Thuijsman, F. (2019). Adaptive learning in weighted network games. Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 105, 250-264. doi: 10.1016/j.jedc.2019.06.004

Berg, N., & Kim, J.-Y. (2019). A good advisor. Bulletin of Economic Research, 71(3), 558-572. doi: 10.1111/boer.12180

Coleman, A. (2019). Tax, credit constraints, and the big costs of small inflation. Australian Economic Papers, 58(2), 130-149. doi: 10.1111/1467-8454.12145

Dinku, Y., Fielding, D., & Genç, M. (2019). Counting the uncounted: The consequences of children's domestic chores for health and education in Ethiopia. Review of Development Economics, 23(3), 1260-1281. doi: 10.1111/rode.12587

Dinku, Y., Fielding, D., & Genç, M. (2019). Neighbourhood ethnic diversity, child health outcomes and women’s empowerment. Journal of Development Studies, 55(9), 1909-1927. doi: 10.1080/00220388.2018.1502876

Embrey, M., Mengel, F., & Peeters, R. (2019). Strategy revision opportunities and collusion. Experimental Economics. doi: 10.1007/s10683-018-9580-5

Etwire, P. M., Fielding, D., & Kahui, V. (2019). Climate change, crop selection and agricultural revenue in Ghana: A structural Ricardian analysis. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 70(2), 488-506. doi: 10.1111/1477-9552.12307

Feeny, S., Hansen, P., Knowles, S., McGillivray, M., & Ombler, F. (2019). Donor motives, public preferences and the allocation of UK foreign aid_ a discrete choice experiment approach. Review of World Economics, 155(3), 511-537. doi: 10.1007/s10290-019-00351-4

Grimes, A., & Wesselbaum, D. (2019). Moving towards happiness? International Migration, 57(3), 20-40. doi: 10.1111/imig.12546

Haug, A. A., & Abul Basher, S. (2019). Exchange rates of oil exporting countries and global oil price shocks: A nonlinear smooth-transition approach. Applied Economics, 51(48), 5282-5296. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2019.1612031

Haug, A. A., Jędrzejowicz, T., & Sznajderska, A. (2019). Monetary and fiscal policy transmission in Poland. Economic Modelling, 79(C), 15-27. doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2018.09.031

Haug, A. A., & Ucal, M. (2019). The role of trade and FDI for CO2 emissions in Turkey: Nonlinear relationships. Energy Economics, 81, 297-307. doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2019.04.006

Ismail, M., & Peeters, R. (2019). Supporting cooperation via agreement equilibrium. Management Science.

Howard, S., Kahui, V., & Rock, J. (2019). The opportunity cost of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) bycatch in a ling (Genypterus blacodes) longline fishery. Marine Policy, 105, 38-43. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2019.04.005

Khan, A., & Peeters, R. (2019). Evolution of behaviour when duopolists choose prices and quantities. Dynamic Games and Applications

Musyawwiri, A., & Üngör, M. (2019). An overview of the proximate determinants of economic growth in Indonesia since 1960. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 55(2), 213-237. doi: 10.1080/00074918.2018.1550251

Noviarini, J., Coleman, A., Roberts, H., & Whiting, R. H. (2019). Housing liquidation and financial adequacy of retirees in New Zealand. Housing Studies. doi: 10.1080/02673037.2019.158552

Peeters, R., & Wolk, L. (2019). Elicitation of expectations using Colonel Blotto. Experimental Economics, 22(1), 268-288. doi: 10.1007/s10683-018-9596-x

Pinto, D., Bockenholt, U., Lee, J., Chang, R. W., Sharma, L., Finn, D. J., … Hansen, P. (2019). Preferences for physical activity: A conjoint analysis involving people with chronic knee pain. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 27(2), 240-247. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.10.002

Rijnberg, V., Hansen, P., Ekeroma, A., & Stanton, J.-A. L. (2019). Is cervical cancer screening cost-effective for Samoa? A cost-utility analysis based on a cohort Markov model. Pacific Journal of Reproductive Health, 1(8), 423-439. doi: 10.18313/pjrh.2019.903

Teng, A. M., Jones, A. C., Mizdrak, A., Signal, L., Genç, M., & Wilson, N. (2019). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 20(9), 1187-1204. doi: 10.1111/obr.12868

Wesselbaum, D. (2019). Expectation shocks and fiscal rules. International Economics & Economic Policy, 16(2), 357-377. doi: 10.1007/s10368-017-0389-z

Wesselbaum, D. (2019). Jobless recoveries: The interaction between financial and search frictions. Journal of Macroeconomics, 61, 103-126. doi: 10.1016/j.jmacro.2019.103126

Wesselbaum, D., & Aburn, A. (2019). Gone with the wind: International migration. Global & Planetary Change, 178, 96-109. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.04.008

Wesselbaum, D. (2019). Happiness over the financial crisis. Oxford Development Studies, 47(1), 113-133. doi: 10.1080/13600818.2018.1524862

Yeo, B.-L., & Coleman, A. (2019). Taxes versus emissions trading system: Evaluating environmental policies that affect multiple types of pollution. Environmental Economics & Policy Studies, 21(1), 141-169. doi: 10.1007/s10018-018-0225-x

Norman, R., Craig, B. M., Hansen, P., Jonker, M. F., Rose, J., Street, D. J., & Mulhern, B. (2019). Issues in the design of discrete choice experiments. The Patient, 12(3), 281-285. doi: 10.1007/s40271-018-0346-0 [Commentary].

2018 Economics publications

Akhtaruzzaman, M., Hajzler, C., & Owen, P. D. (2018). Does institutional quality resolve the Lucas Paradox? Applied Economics, 50(5), 455-474. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2017.1321840

Basher, S. A., Haug, A. A., & Sadorsky, P. (2018). The impact of oil-market shocks on stock returns in major oil-exporting countries. Journal of International Money & Finance, 86, 264-280. doi: 10.1016/j.jimonfin.2018.05.003

Berg, N. (2018). Decentralization mislaid: On new paternalism and skepticism toward experts. Review of Behavioral Economics, 5(3-4), 361-387. doi: 10.1561/105.00000099

Berg, N., & Kim, J.-Y. (2018). Plea bargaining with multiple defendants and its deterrence effect. International Review of Law & Economics, 55, 58-70. doi: 10.1016/j.irle.2018.04.002

Berg, N., & Kim, J.-Y. (2018). Price discrimination in public healthcare. Australian Economic Papers, 57(2), 181-192. doi: 10.1111/1467-8454.12114

Berg, N., & Kim, J.-Y. (2018). Free expression and defamation. Law, Probability & Risk, 17(3), 201-223. doi: 10.1093/lpr/mgy003

Clark, J., Garces-Ozanne, A., & Knowles, S. (2018). Emphasising the problem or the solution in charitable fundraising for international development. Journal of Development Studies, 54(6), 1082-1094. doi: 10.1080/00220388.2017.1308490

Damianov, D. S., & Peeters, R. (2018). Prize-based mechanisms for fund-raising: Theory and experiments. Economic Inquiry, 56(3), 1562-1584. doi: 10.1111/ecin.12570

Falter, A., & Wesselbaum, D. (2018). Correlated shocks in estimated DSGE models. Economics Bulletin, 38(4), 2026-2036.

Fielding, D. (2018). Traditions of tolerance: The long-run persistence of regional variation in attitudes towards English immigrants. British Journal of Political Science, 48(1), 167-188. doi: 10.1017/S0007123415000575

Fielding, D. (2018). The co-evolution of education and tolerance: Evidence from England. Social Forces, 96(4), 1825-1850. doi: 10.1093/sf/soy008

Fielding, D. (2018). The geography of violence during a presidential election: Evidence from Zimbabwe. European Journal of Political Economy, 55, 538-558. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2018.05.004

Fielding, D., Knowles, S., & Robertson, K. (2018). Alcohol, generosity and empathy. Journal of Behavioral & Experimental Economics, 76, 28-39. doi: 10.1016/j.socec.2018.07.005

Harchaoui, T. M., & Üngör, M. (2018). The lion on the move towards the world frontier: Catching up or remaining stuck? Journal of African Economies, 27(3), 251-273. doi: 10.1093/jafeco/ejx029

Herings, P. J.-J., Peeters, R., & Yang, M. S. (2018). Piracy on the Internet: Accommodate it or fight it? A dynamic approach. European Journal of Operations Research, 266(1), 328-339. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2017.09.011

Jaforullah, M., & King, A. (2018). The demand for imported oil: New Zealand's post-deregulation experience. New Zealand Economic Papers, 52(1), 40-52. doi: 10.1080/00779954.2016.1207199

Kahui, V., Moyle, B., & Brunell, A. M. (2018). Alligator conservation and hunting efficiency. Natural Resource Modeling, 31(2), e12155. doi: 10.1111/nrm.12155

Lépine, A., Lagarde, M., & Le Nestour, A. (2018). How effective and fair is user fee removal? Evidence from Zambia using a pooled synthetic control. Health Economics, 27(3), 493-508. doi: 10.1002/hec.3589

Millin, T., & Millin, M. (2018). English academic writing convergence for academically weaker senior secondary school students: Possibility or pipe-dream? Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 31, 1-17. doi: 10.1016/j.jeap.2017.12.002

Ombler, F., Albert, M., & Hansen, P. (2018). How significant are "high" correlations between EQ-5D value sets? Medical Decision Making. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0272989x18778295

Owen, P. D. (2018). Replication to assess statistical adequacy. Economics, 12, 60. doi: 10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2018-60

Peeters, R., & Tenev, A. P. (2018). Number of bidders and the winner's curse. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 18(3). doi: 10.1515/bejeap-2018-0025

Tacconelli, E., Carrara, E., Savoldi, A., Harbarth, S., Mendelsen, M., Monnet, D. L., … Hansen, P., … and the WHO Pathogens Priority List Working Group (2018). Discovery, research, and development of new antibiotics: The WHO priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and tuberculosis. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 18(3), 318-327. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30753-3

Wesselbaum, D. (2018). Fiscal policy in a business cycle model with endogenous productivity. Annals of Economics & Finance, 19(1), 103-135.

Wesselbaum, D. (2018). The effects of unions on job flows. International Journal of Manpower, 39(1), 25-36. doi: 10.1108/IJM-01-2016-0012

Wesselbaum, D. (2018). Socioeconomic driving forces of international migration. Journal of Globalization & Development, 8(2), 20170017. doi: 10.1515/jgd-2017-0017

Wesselbaum, D. (2018). Time-varying volatility in the US labor market. Journal of Applied Economics, 21(1), 197-213. doi: 10.1080/15140326.2018.1526875

2017 Economics publications

Peeters, R., Peters, H., Pot, E., & Vermeulen, D. (2017). Repeated games and price wars. In D.-F. Li, X.-G. Yang, M. Ueta & G.-J. Xu (Eds.), Game theory and applications. (pp. 3-17). Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-6753-2_1

Abbott, J. H., Usiskin, I. M., Wilson, R., Hansen, P., & Losina, E. (2017). The quality-of-life burden of knee osteoarthritis in New Zealand adults: A model-based evaluation. PLoS ONE, 12(10), e0185676. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185676

Akhtaruzzaman, M., Berg, N., & Hajzler, C. (2017). Expropriation risk and FDI in developing countries: Does return of capital dominate return on capital? European Journal of Political Economy, 49, 84-107. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2017.01.001

Akhtaruzzaman, M., Berg, N., & Lien, D. (2017). Confucius Institutes and FDI flows from China to Africa. China Economic Review, 44, 241-252. doi: 10.1016/j.chieco.2017.02.004

Armstrong, C. W., Vondolia, G. K., Aanesen, M., Kahui, V., & Czajkowski, M. (2017). Use and non-use values in an applied bioeconomic model of fisheries and habitat connections. Marine Resource Economics, 32(4), 351-369. doi: 10.1086/693477

Berg, N., & Gabel, T. (2017). Who was affected by new welfare reform strategies? Microdata estimates from Canada. Applied Economics, 49(14), 1395-1413. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1218428

Berg, N., & Gabel, T. (2017). Did tax cuts on earned income reduce welfare participation in Canada? Australian Tax Forum, 32(1), 175-195.

Berg, N., Prakhya, S., & Ranganathan, K. (2017). A satisficing approach to eliciting risk preferences. Journal of Business Research, 82, 127-140. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.08.029

Berg, N., & Preston, K. L. (2017). Willingness to pay for local food?: Consumer preferences and shopping behavior at Otago Farmers Market. Transportation Research Part A, 103, 343-361. doi: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.07.001

Bos, I., Peeters, R., & Pot, E. (2017). Competition versus collusion: The impact of consumer inertia. International Journal of Economic Theory, 13(4), 387-400. doi: 10.1111/ijet.12136

Cunningham, H., Knowles, S., & Hansen, P. (2017). Bilateral foreign aid: How important is aid effectiveness to people for choosing countries to support? Applied Economics Letters, 24(5), 306-310. doi: 10.1080/13504851.2016.1184372

Damianov, D. S., & Peeters, R. (2017). On the disclosure of ticket sales in charitable lotteries. Economics Letters, 150, 73-76. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.11.012

Fielding, D., & Lepine, A. (2017). Women’s empowerment and wellbeing: Evidence from Africa. Journal of Development Studies, 53(6), 826-840. doi: 10.1080/00220388.2016.1219345

Haug, A. A., & Blackburn, V. C. (2017). Government secondary school finances in New South Wales: Accounting for students’ prior achievements in a two-stage DEA at the school level. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 48(1), 69-83. doi: 10.1007/s11123-017-0502-x

Jaforullah, M., & King, A. (2017). The econometric consequences of an energy consumption variable in a model of CO2 emissions. Energy Economics, 63, 84-91. doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2017.01.025

Khan, A., & Peeters, R. (2017). Imitation and price competition in a differentiated market. Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 82, 177-194. doi: 10.1016/j.jedc.2017.06.005

Knowles, S., & Sullivan, T. (2017). Does charity begin at home or overseas? Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46(5), 944-962. doi: 10.1177/0899764017703710

Li, X., & Peeters, R. (2017). Rivalry information acquisition and disclosure. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 26(3), 610-623. doi: 10.1111/jems.12198

Méder, Z. Z., Flesch, J., & Peeters, R. (2017). Naiveté and sophistication in dynamic inconsistency. Mathematical Social Sciences, 87, 40-54. doi: 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2017.02.002

Owen, P. D. (2017). Evaluating ingenious instruments for fundamental determinants of long-run economic growth and development. Econometrics, 5(3), 38. doi: 10.3390/econometrics5030038

Peeters, R., & Wolk, L. (2017). Eliciting interval beliefs: An experimental study. PLoS ONE, 12(4), e0175163. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175163

Pinto, D., Danilovich, M. K., Hansen, P., Finn, D. J., Chang, R. W., Holl, J. L., … Bockenholt, U. (2017). Qualitative development of a discrete choice experiment for physical activity interventions to improve knee osteoarthritis. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 98(6), 1210-1216. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.11.024

Rider, L. G., Ruperto, N., Pistorio, A., Erman, B., Bayat, N., Lachenbruch, P. A., … Hansen, P., … and the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation. (2017). 2016 ACR-EULAR adult dermatomyositis and polymyositis and juvenile dermatomyositis response criteria: Methodological aspects. Rheumatology, 56(11), 1884-1893. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex226

Sullivan, T., & Hansen, P. (2017). Determining criteria and weights for prioritizing health technologies based on the preferences of the general population: A New Zealand pilot study. Value in Health, 20(4), 679-686. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2016.12.008

Üngör, M. (2017). Productivity growth and labor reallocation: Latin America versus East Asia. Review of Economic Dynamics, 24, 25-42. doi: 10.1016/

Wesselbaum, D. (2017). Catastrophe theory and the financial crisis. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 64(4), 376-391. doi: 10.1111/sjpe.12133

Whiting, R. H., Hansen, P., & Sen, A. (2017). A tool for measuring SMEs' reputation, engagement and goodwill: A New Zealand exploratory study. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 18(1), 170-188. doi: 10.1108/JIC-02-2016-0028

Smith, T. G. (2017). Household-level financial uncertainty could be the primary driver of the global obesity epidemic. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 40, e128, 34. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16001539 [Commentary].

Babashahi, S., & Baghbanian, A. (2017). Letter to the editor. Archives of Iranian Medicine, 20(1), 71-72. [Letter].

Derrett, S., Harcombe, H., Wyeth, E., Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., Hansen, P., … Sullivan, T., Wilson, S., & Barson, D. (2017). Subsequent Injury Study (SInS): Improving outcomes for injured New Zealanders. Injury Prevention, 23(6), 429. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042193 [Protocol/Methodology].

2016 Economics publications

Armstrong, C. W., Foley, N. S., & Kahui, V. (2016). A production function analysis of fisheries and habitat: Open access versus optimal management. Land Economics, 92(4), 760-771. doi: 10.3368/le.92.4.760

Basher, S. A., Haug, A. A., & Sadorsky, P. (2016). The impact of oil shocks on exchange rates: A Markov-switching approach. Energy Economics, 54, 11-23. doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2015.12.004

Berg, N., Biele, G., & Gigerenzer, G. (2016). Consistent Bayesians are no more accurate than non-Bayesians: Economists surveyed about PSA. Review of Behavioral Economics, 3(2), 189-219. doi: 10.1561/105.00000034

Berg, N., El-Komi, M., & Kim, J.-Y. (2016). Market segmentation and non-uniform Shariah standards in Islamic finance. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 132(Suppl.), 39-49. doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2016.03.019

Berg, N., & Kim, J.-Y. (2016). Harsh norms and screening for loyalty. Bulletin of Economic Research, 68(3), 205-217. doi: 10.1111/boer.12045

Berg, N., & Kim, J.-Y. (2016). Equilibrium national border and its stability. Prague Economic Papers, 25(6), 637-654. doi: 10.18267/j.pep.582

Berg, N., & Nelson, T. D. (2016). Pregnancy and dropout: Effects of family, neighborhood, and high school characteristics on girls' fertility and dropout status. Population Research & Policy Review, 35(6), 757-789. doi: 10.1007/s11113-016-9410-4

Coleman, A. (2016). Pension payments and receipts by New Zealand birth cohorts, 1916–1986. New Zealand Economic Papers, 50(1), 51-70. doi: 10.1080/00779954.2015.1095787

Etang, A., Fielding, D., & Knowles, S. (2016). Who votes expressively, and why? Experimental evidence. Bulletin of Economic Research, 68(2), 105-116. doi: 10.1111/boer.12033

Garces-Ozanne, A., Kalu, E. I., & Audas, R. (2016). The effect of empowerment and self-determination on health outcomes. Health Education & Behavior, 43(6), 623-631. doi: 10.1177/1090198116667665

Ikeda, M., & Garces-Ozanne, A. (2016). Human security, social competence and natural disasters in Japan and New Zealand: A case study of Filipino migrants. Japan Social Innovation Journal, 6(1), 42-60. doi: 10.12668/jsij.6.42

Kahui, V., Armstrong, C., & Foley, N. (2016). An international view on “correcting the whimsies of U.S. fisheries policy”. Choices, 31(3). Retrieved from

Kahui, V., Armstrong, C. W., & Vondolia, G. K. (2016). Bioeconomic analysis of habitat-fishery connections: Fishing on cold water coral reefs. Land Economics, 92(2), 328-343. doi: 10.3368/le.92.2.328

Karki Nepal, A. (2016). The impact of international remittances on child outcomes and household expenditures in Nepal. Journal of Development Studies, 52(6), 838-853. doi: 10.1080/00220388.2015.1107045

Kim, J.-Y., Lee, M. H., & Berg, N. (2016). Peak-load pricing in duopoly. Economic Modelling, 57, 47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2016.04.012

King, A., & Ramlogan-Dobson, C. (2016). Is there club convergence in Latin America? Empirical Economics, 51(3), 1011-1031. doi: 10.1007/s00181-015-1040-x

Lyver, P. O., Akins, A., Phipps, H., Kahui, V., Towns, D. R., & Moller, H. (2016). Key biocultural values to guide restoration action and planning in New Zealand. Restoration Ecology, 24(3), 314-323. doi: 10.1111/rec.12318

Martelli, N., Hansen, P., van den Brink, H., Boudard, A., Cordonnier, A.-L., Devaux, C., … Borget, I. (2016). Combining multi-criteria decision analysis and mini-health technology assessment: A funding decision-support tool for medical devices in a university hospital setting. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 59, 201-208. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.12.002

Pascoe, S., Kahui, V., Hutton, T., & Dichmont, C. (2016). Experiences with the use of bioeconomic models in the management of Australian and New Zealand fisheries. Fisheries Research, 183, 539-548. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2016.01.008

Ucal, M., Haug, A. A., & Bilgin, M. H. (2016). Income inequality and FDI: Evidence with Turkish data. Applied Economics, 48(11), 1030-1045. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1093081

Wesselbaum, D. (2016). The intensive margin puzzle and labor market adjustment costs. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 20(6), 1458-1476. doi: 10.1017/S1365100514000984

Wijland, R., Hansen, P., & Gardezi, F. (2016). Mobile nudging: Youth engagement with banking apps. Journal of Financial Services Marketing, 21(1), 51-63. doi: 10.1057/fsm.2016.1

Smith, T. G. (2016). [Review of the book Is behavioural economics ready to save the world?]. Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 4(12), 982. doi: 10.1016/ S2213-8587(16)30060-2 [Book Review].

Bento, P., Nikolaeva, R., Simaens, A., Berg, N., & Lengler, J. (2016). Time for a pause. Global Economics & Management Review, 21(1-2), 1. doi: 10.1016/j.gemrev.2015.03.001 [Editorial].

Waterlander, W. E., Blakely, T., Nghiem, N., Cleghorn, C. L., Eyles, H., Genc, M., Wilson, N., … Ni Mhurchu, C. (2016). Study protocol: Combining experimental methods, econometrics and simulation modelling to determine price elasticities for studying food taxes and subsidies (The Price ExaM Study). BMC Public Health, 16, 601. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3277-5 [Protocol/Methodology].

2015 Economics publications

Adrianova, S., Baltagi, B., Demetriades, P. and Fielding, D. (2015) “Why Do African Banks Lend So Little?,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 77 (3): 339-359.

Berg, N., Biele, G. and Gigerenzer, G. (2015) “Consistent Bayesians Are No More Accurate Than Non-Bayesians: Economists Surveyed About PSA,” Review of Behavioral Economics 3 (2): 189-219.

Berg, N. and Gabel, T. (2015) “Did Canadian welfare reform work?: The effects of new reform strategies on Social Assistance participation,” Canadian Journal of Economics 48 (2): 494-528.

Berg, N. and Kim, J. Y. (2015) “Harsh norms and screening for loyalty,” Bulletin of Economic Research 68 (3): 205-217.

Berg, N. and Kim, J. Y. (2015) “Quantity restrictions with imperfect enforcement in an over-used commons: Permissive regulation to reduce over-use?,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 171 (2): 308-329.

Chhun, S., Kahui, V., Moller, H. and Thorsnes, P. (2015) “Advancing marine policy towards ecosystem based management by eliciting public preferences,” Marine Resource Economics 30 (3): 261-275.

Economides, K., Haug, A. A. and McIntyre, J. (2015) “Towards Timeliness in Civil Justice,” Monash University Law Review 41 (2): 414-444.

Fielding, D. (2015) “Cancer and the Plow,” Social Forces 93: 863-880.

Fielding, D., Hajzler, C. and MacGee, J. (2015) “Distance, Language, Religion, and the Law of One Price: Evidence from Canada and Nigeria,” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 47 (5): 1007-1029.

Fielding, D. and Knowles, S. (2015) “Can You Spare Some Change for Charity? Experimental Evidence on Verbal Cues and loose Change Effects in a Dictator Game,” Experimental Economics 18 (4): 718-730.

Jaforullah, M. and King, A. (2015) “Does the use of renewable energy sources mitigate CO2 emissions? A reassessment of the US evidence,” Energy Economics 49: 711-717.

Jaforullah, M. (2015) “International tourism and economic growth in New Zealand,” Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal 20 (4): 413-418.

King, A. and Ramlogan-Dobson, C. (2015) “Is Africa actually developing?,” World Development 66: 598-613.

Knowles, S. and Servátka, M. (2015) “Transaction costs, the opportunity cost of time and procrastination in charitable giving,” Journal of Public Economics 125: 54-63.

Owen, P. D. and King, N. (2015) “Competitive balance measures in sports leagues: The effects of variation in season length,” Economic Inquiry 53 (1): 731-744.

Paradkar, A., Knight, J. and Hansen, P. (2015) “Innovation in start-ups: Ideas filling the void or ideas devoid of resources and capabilities?,” Technovation 41-42: 1-10.

Stillman, S., Gibson, J., McKenzie, D. And Rohorua, H. (2015) “Miserable Migrants? Natural Experiment Evidence on International Migration and Objective and Subjective Well-Being,” World Development 65: 79-93.

2014 Economics publications

Armstrong, C. W., Foley, N. S., Kahui, V. and Grehan, A. (2014) “Cold water coral reef management from an ecosystem service perspective,” Marine Policy 150: 126-134.

Berg, N. (2014) “Success from satisficing and imitation: Entrepreneurs’ location choice and implications of heuristics for local economic development,” Journal of Business Research 67 (8): 1700-1709.

Berg, N. (2014) “The consistency and ecological rationality schools of normative economics: Singular versus plural metrics for assessing bounded rationality,” Journal of Economic Methodology 21 (4): 375-395.

Berg, N. and Kim, J. Y. (2014) “Prohibition of Riba and Gharar: A signaling and screening explanation?,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 103: 146-159.

Bergstrom, K., Grimes, A. and Stillman, S. (2014) “Does Selling State Silver Generate Private Gold? Determinants and Impacts of State House Sales and Acquisitions in New Zealand,” Urban Studies 51 (6): 1257-1273.

Fielding, D. (2014) “Fiscal Shocks and the Real Exchange Rate: Evidence from an Outpost of Textbook Open-Economy Macroeconomics,” Oxford Economic Papers 66: 465-490.

Fielding, D. (2014) “The Dynamics of Humanitarian Aid Decisions,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 76: 536-564.

Fielding D. (2014) “The Dynamics of Aid and Political Rights,” World Economy 37: 1197-1218.

Garces-Ozanne, A. and Sullivan, T. (2014) “Expectations versus reality: What you want is not always what you get,” Australian Journal of Adult Learning 54 (2): 78-100.

Hajzler, C. and Fielding, D. (2014) “Relative Price and Inflation Variability in a Simple Consumer Search Model,” Economics Letters 123: 17-22.

Hale, T., Kahui, V. and Farhat, D. (2014) “A modified possibility frontier for efficient forestry management under the New Zealand emissions trading scheme,” The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 58: 1-17.

Hansen, P., Kergozou, N., Knowles, S. and Thorsnes, P. (2014) “Developing countries in need: Which characteristics appeal most to people when donating money?,” Journal of Development Studies 50: 1494-1509.

Haug, A. A. (2014) “On Real Interest Rate Persistence: The Role of Breaks,” Applied Economics 46 (10): 1058-1066.

Haug, A. A. and King, I. P. (2014) “In the Long Run, US Unemployment Follows Inflation Like a Faithful Dog,” Journal of Macroeconomics 41: 42-52.

Kahui, V. and Richards, A. C. (2014) “Lessons from resource management by indigenous Maori in New Zealand: Governing the ecosystems as a commons,” Ecological Economics 102: 1-7.

King, A. and Ramlogan-Dobson, C. (2014) “Are income differences within the OECD diminishing? Evidence from Fourier unit root tests,” Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics 18: 185-199.

Maré, D. C., Fabling, R. and Stillman, S. (2014) “Innovation and the Local Workforce,” Papers in Regional Science 93 (1): 183-201.

Monti M., Pelligra V., Martignon L. and Berg, N. (2014) “Retail investors and financial advisors: New evidence on trust and advice taking heuristics,” Journal of Business Research 67 (8): 1749-1757.

Owen, P. D. and Winchester, N. (2014) “The impact of US fresh milk production standards on dairy trade,” Journal of Policy Modeling 36 (6): 1008-1021.

Smith, T. and Tasnádi, A. (2014) “The Economics of Information, Deep Capture, and the Obesity Debate,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96 (2): 533–541.

Viitanen, T. (2014) “The divorce revolution and generalized trust: Evidence from the United States 1973-2010,” International Review of Law and Economics 38: 25-32.

Viitanen, T. (2014) “Parental divorce and other determinants of interpersonal trust: Evidence from Hilda panel data,” Australian Journal of Labour Economics 17 (1): 35-53.

Viitanen, T. (2014) “The motherhood wage gap in the U.K. over the life cycle," Review of Economics of the Household 12 (2): 259-276.

Wilson, R., Hansen, P., Derrett, S. and Langley, J. (2014) “A comparison of injured patient and general population valuations of EQ-5D health states for New Zealand,” Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 12: 21.

2013 Economics publications

Barnes, M., Smith, T. and Yoder, J. (2013) “Effects of Household Composition and Income Security on Body Weight in Working-Age Men,” Obesity 21 (9): E483–E489.

Boes, S., Nüesch, S. and Stillman, S. (2013) “Aircraft Noise, Health, and Residential Sorting: Evidence from Two Quasi-Experiments,” Health Economics 22 (9): 1037–1051.

Dobson, F., Hinman, R. S., Roos, E., Abbott, J., Stratford, P., Davis, A., Buchbinder, R., Snyder-Mackler, L., Henrotin, Y., Thumboo, J., Hansen, P. and Bennell, K. “OARSI recommended performance-based tests to assess physical function in people diagnosed with hip or knee osteoarthritis,” Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 21: 1042-1052.

Eggert, H. and Kahui, V. (2013) “Reference-dependent behavior of paua (abalone) divers in New Zealand,” Applied Economics 45 (12): 1571-1582.

Gibson, J., Kim, B., Stillman, S. and Boe-Gibson, G. (2013) “Time to Vote?,” Public Choice 156 (3): 517-536.

Gibson, J., McKenzie, D. and Stillman, S. (2013) “Accounting for Selectivity and Duration-Dependent Heterogeneity When Estimating the Impact of Emigration on Incomes and Poverty in Sending Areas,” Economic Development and Cultural Change 61 (2): 247-80.

Gibson, J., Stillman, S., McKenzie, D. and Rohorua, R. (2013) “Natural Experiment Evidence on the Effect of Migration on Blood Pressure and Hypertension,” Health Economics 22 (6): 655–672.

Langley, J., Lilley, R., Wilson, R., Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., Ameratunga, A., Wyeth,E., Hansen, P. and Hokowhitu, B. (2013) “Factors associated with non-participation in one or two follow-up phases in a cohort study of injured adults,” Injury Prevention 19: 428-433.

Law, D., Genç, M. and Bryant, J. (2013) “Trade, diaspora and migration to New Zealand,” The World Economy 36 (5): 582-606.

McKenzie, D., Gibson, J. and Stillman, S. (2013) “A Land of Milk and Honey with Streets Paved with Gold: Do Emigrants Have Over-Optimistic Expectations about Incomes Abroad?,” Journal of Development Economics 102: 116-127.

Nghiem N., Wilson N., Genç M. and Blakely T. (2013) “Understanding Price Elasticities to Inform Public Health Research and Intervention Studies: Key Issues,” American Journal of Public Health 103 (11): 1954-1961.

Ni Mhurchu C., Eyles H., Schilling C., Yang Q., Kaye-Blake W., Genç M. and Blakely T. (2013) “Food Prices and Consumer Demand: Differences across Income Levels and Ethnic Groups,” PLoS One 8 (10).

Pinto, D., Robertson, C., Abbott, J., Hansen, P. and Campbell, A. (2013) “MOA Trial Team. Manual therapy, exercise therapy, or both, in addition to usual care, for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: 2. Economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial,” Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 21: 1504-1513.

Wilson, R., Derrett, S., Hansen, P. and Langley, J. (2013) “Costs of injury in New Zealand: Accident Compensation Corporation spending, personal spending and quality-adjusted life years lost,” Injury Prevention 19: 124-129.

2012 Economics publications

Basher, S., Haug, A. A. and Sadorsky, P. (2012) “Oil Prices, Exchange Rates and Emerging Stock Markets,” Energy Economics 34: 227-240.

Byrne, T., Amer, P., Fennessy, P., Hansen, P. and Wickham, B. (2012) “A preference-based approach to deriving breeding objectives: applied to sheep breeding,” Animal 6: 778-788.

Cobb-Clark, D. A., Sinning, M. and Stillman, S. (2012) “Migrant youths’ educational achievement: The role of institutions,” Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science 643 (1): 18–45.

Etang, A., Fielding, D. and Knowles, S. (2012) “Giving to Africa and perceptions of poverty,” Journal of Economic Psychology 33 (4): 819–832.

Fabrizi, S. and Lippert, S. (2012) “Due diligence, research joint ventures, and incentives to innovate,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 168 (4): 588–611.

Golan, O. and Hansen, P. (2012) “Which health technologies should be funded? A prioritization framework based explicitly on value for money,” Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 1: 44.

Hansen, P., Hendry, A., Naden, R., Ombler, F. and Stewart, R. (2012) “A new process for creating points systems for prioritising patients for elective health services,” Clinical Governance: An International Journal 17: 200-209.

Haug, A. A. and Dewald, W. G. (2012) “Money, Output and Inflation in the Longer Term: Major Industrial Countries, 1880 – 2001,” Economic Inquiry 50: 773-787.

Haug, A. A. and Smith, C. (2012) “Local Linear Impulse Responses for a Small Open Economy,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 74: 470-492.

King, N., Owen, P. D. and Audas, R. (2012) “Playoff uncertainty, match uncertainty and attendance at Australian National Rugby League matches,” Economic Record 88 (281): 262-277.

Monti, M., Martingon, L., Gigerenzer, G. and Berg, N (2012) “How do common investors behave? Information search and portfolio choice among bank customers and university students,” Mind and Society 11 (2): 203-233.

Owen, P. D. (2012) “Measuring parity in sports leagues with draws: Further comments,” Journal of Sports Economics 13 (1): 83-93.

Pinto, D., Robertson, C., Hansen, P. and Abbott, J. (2012) ”Cost-effectiveness of nonpharmacologic, nonsurgical interventions for hip and/or knee osteoarthritis: Systematic review,” Value in Health 15: 1-12.

Smith, T. (2012) Review of the book Obesity and the economics of prevention: Fit not fat, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94 (3): 815–817.

Smith, T. (2012) "Behavioural Biology and Obesity," Ch. 4 in Offer, A., Pechey, R. and Ulijaszek, S. (editors), Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies, Oxford University Press/British Academy (Proceedings of the British Academy 174) 69-81.

Stillman, S., Gibson, J. and McKenzie, D. (2012) “The Impact of Immigration on Child Health: Experimental Evidence From a Migration Lottery Program,” Economic Inquiry 50 (1): 62-81.

Tasnádi, A., Smith, T. and Hanks, A. (2012) “Quality Uncertainty as Resolution of the Bertrand Paradox,” Pacific Economic Review 17 (5): 687–692.

Wilson, R., Derrett, S., Hansen, P. and Langley, J. D. (2012) “Costs of injury in New Zealand: Accident compensation corporation spending, personal spending and quality-adjusted life years lost,” Injury Prevention 19 (2): 124-129.