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  • Dynamics of Land Use and Land Cover Changes in China

    Deng, Xiangzheng (The University of Waikato, 2018)
    A key contribution of environmental economics to policy making has been to provide empirical indicators of sustainable economic development. An economy is (weakly) sustainable if it saves more than the combined depreciation ...
  • Quantifying the trade impact of non-tariff measures: Econometric and CGE Analysis

    Webb, Mike (The University of Waikato, 2018)
    This thesis focuses on the impact of non-tariff measures (NTMs) on merchandise trade. NTMs are broadly defined as policy measures, other than tariffs, which may have an impact on international trade in goods and services. ...
  • Quality of Life - Impacts from the Family Planning Policy in China

    Liang, Yun (The University of Waikato, 2018)
    The relationship between population size, the quality of human capital, and the quality of life, interests social scientists. This topic is particularly important in China, where a previous ‘demographic gift’ is becoming ...
  • The Value of Irrigation Water in New Zealand

    Kravchenko, Alexey (University of Waikato, 2016)
    The aim of this thesis is to examine issues pertaining to freshwater quantity in New Zealand agriculture. Currently, freshwater is managed under the Resource Management Act (1991) and the allocation system is essentially ...
  • Counting Errors: How Misunderstanding of China's Local Population and Employment Counts Affects Economic Analysis

    Li, Chao (University of Waikato, 2015)
    A confusion over local population counts and employment counts in China persists throughout the economic literature. The existing studies within many branches of economics related to China commonly use the count of people ...
  • Poverty impacts of agricultural trade liberalisation in Sri Lanka

    Ranathunga, Seetha P.B. (University of Waikato, 2015)
    There remains controversy over whether trade liberalisation in general, and agricultural trade liberalisation in particular, leads to poverty reduction in developing countries. Since the impacts of agricultural trade ...
  • Distributional Impacts of Interest Free Student Loans

    Coker, Emma (University of Waikato, 2014)
    Prior to 2006, New Zealand charged one of the highest rates of interest on student loans in the world; however, in line with the Labour government’s agenda to increase access to tertiary education, this was the year a ...
  • An Investigation of the Macroeconomic and Monetary Effects of Dollarization in Eritrea

    Mengesha, Lula G. (University of Waikato, 2013)
    Most countries of the developing world have voluntarily or involuntarily been involved in using foreign currencies and trapped their economies for either the best or worst outcomes of dollarization. For those countries ...
  • The Economic Impacts of Migrant Maids in Malaysia

    Tan, Peck Leong (University of Waikato, 2011)
    Demand for migrant maids by households in Malaysia has increased rapidly as more married women choose to participate in the workforce. Simple comparisons of households with maids and those without suggest that hiring maids ...
  • Measuring the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Economic Development in Zambia

    Siameja, Sialupapu Kanyemba (University of Waikato, 2011)
    Zambia is one of the sub-Saharan African countries with the highest rates of HIV/AIDS prevalence in the world. One in seven adults is HIV positive and the epidemic disproportionately affects better educated and wealthy ...
  • Impacts of Household Credit on the Poor in Peri-urban Areas of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Doan, Tinh Thanh (University of Waikato, 2011)
    Access to credit is universally believed to be an effective tool to help the poor out of poverty. Yet the evidence for this has not considered all settings, especially the peri-urban areas of rapidly industrialising Asian ...