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BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Fellow, HERIU

Email farnaz.pourzand@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities

Farnaz is a Research Fellow in the Health Environment Infection Research Unit (HEIRU) at the Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, and currently working on the HRC project where she quantifies the impacts of climate change, extreme weather events on enteric infectious disease in New Zealand. She is interested in the connections between climate change, land use, water resources and health outcomes.

Farnaz was awarded her PhD in 2021 from the Victoria University of Wellington in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, titled “effect of drought and climate on agriculture in New Zealand”.

Farnaz’ previous role was in the Economic Data and Analysis team in Ministry for Primary industries (MPI) as a senior policy analyst. Before migrating to New Zealand, she worked as a lecturer for six years at Islamic Azad University of Shiraz and Payame-Nour University in Iran.

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Publications

Pourzand, F., & Noy, I. (2022). Catastrophic droughts and their economic consequences. In H. H. Shugart (Ed.), Oxford research encyclopedia of environmental science. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199389414.013.689

Pourzand, F. (2021). Effect of drought and climate on agriculture in New Zealand (PhD). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://pstorage-wellington-7594921145.s3.amazonaws.com/28375911/thesis_access.pdf

Pourzand, F., Noy, I., & Sağlam, Y. (2020). Droughts and farms’ financial performance: A farm-level study in New Zealand. Australian Journal of Agricultural & Resource Economics, 20(3), 818-844. doi: 10.1111/1467-8489.12367

Pourzand, F., & Noy, I. (2019). Impacts of droughts on agricultural productivity and profitability in New Zealand: A micro-level study. Proceedings of the 63rd Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference. doi: 10.22004/ag.econ.285051

Pourzand, F., Noy, I., & Bell, K. (2019). The impact of climate change and drought persistence on farmland values in New Zealand: An application of a hedonic method of climate-land pricing. Proceedings of the New Zealand Agricultural & Resource Economics Society (NZARES) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nzares.org.nz/conferences.aspx

Pourzand, F., & Noy, I. (2022). Catastrophic droughts and their economic consequences. In H. H. Shugart (Ed.), Oxford research encyclopedia of environmental science. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199389414.013.689

Chapter in Book - Research

Pourzand, F., Noy, I., & Sağlam, Y. (2020). Droughts and farms’ financial performance: A farm-level study in New Zealand. Australian Journal of Agricultural & Resource Economics, 20(3), 818-844. doi: 10.1111/1467-8489.12367

Journal - Research Article

Pourzand, F., & Bakhshoodeh, M. (2014). Technical efficiency and agricultural sustainability-technology gap of maize producers in Fars province of Iran. Environment, Development & Sustainability, 16, 671-688. doi: 10.1007/s10668-013-9501-x

Journal - Research Article

Pourzand, F., & Bakhshoudeh, M. (2012). Evaluating agricultural sustainability of Fars province with compromise programming approach. Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, 4(13), 1-26.

Journal - Research Article

Pourzand, F., & Zibaei, M. (2012). Application of game theory for the optimal groundwater extraction in Firozabad plain. Agricultural Economics, 5(4), 1-24. Retrieved from http://www.iranianjae.ir/article_9484_en.html

Journal - Research Article

Pourzand, F., & Noy, I. (2019). Impacts of droughts on agricultural productivity and profitability in New Zealand: A micro-level study. Proceedings of the 63rd Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference. doi: 10.22004/ag.econ.285051

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Pourzand, F., Noy, I., & Bell, K. (2019). The impact of climate change and drought persistence on farmland values in New Zealand: An application of a hedonic method of climate-land pricing. Proceedings of the New Zealand Agricultural & Resource Economics Society (NZARES) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.nzares.org.nz/conferences.aspx

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Pourzand, F. (2021). Effect of drought and climate on agriculture in New Zealand (PhD). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://pstorage-wellington-7594921145.s3.amazonaws.com/28375911/thesis_access.pdf

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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