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  • Betterment taxes, capital gains and benefit cost ratios

    Coleman, Andrew; Grimes, Arthur (Elsevier, 2010)
    ‘Betterment’ taxes can be used to fund infrastructure investments. We relate betterment taxes to the benefit: cost ratio, deriving conditions under which a project can be funded by such taxes, and relate betterment taxes ...
  • Building bridges: Treating a new transport link as a real option

    Grimes, Arthur (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust, 2011)
    A transportation investment that materially improves links between centres opens up previously unavailable options for new activities. Traditional cost-benefit analysis does not adequately take account of the value of this ...
  • Commercial bank load loss recoveries

    Hess, Kurt; Grimes, Arthur (2009-11)
    We present a new approach to analyse historical recovery rates on distressed bank assets. Our approach uses banks’ reported impaired assets and the corresponding specific provisions. The dynamics and drivers of this credit ...
  • Credit losses in Australasian banking

    Hess, Kurt; Grimes, Arthur; Holmes, Mark J. (2008-08)
    We analyse determinants of bank credit losses in Australasia. Despite sizeable credit losses over the past two decades, ours is the first systematic study to do so. Analysis is based on a comprehensive dataset retrieved ...
  • Cutting the hedge: Exporters' dynamic currency hedging behaviour

    Fabling, Richard; Grimes, Arthur (Elsevier, 2010)
    We use a dataset that includes all New Zealand merchandise export transactions to analyse exporters' dynamic currency hedging behaviour. We focus on whether exporters change their hedging behaviour (“selectively hedge”) ...

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  • Selected Econometric Models of Social Capital Formation in New Zealand

    Roskruge, Matthew James (University of Waikato, 2013)
    This thesis examines the factors contributing to the formation of social capital in New Zealand from three distinct angles. Each of these angles concerns a form of geographically referenced investment, either by individuals ...
  • Regional Socio-Economic Transformation in Brazil

    Matlaba, Valente José (University of Waikato, 2012)
    The regional income disparities in Brazil are well-known. Since the 1930s, such income disparities have declined only slightly. This thesis combines traditional economic theory with insights from regional science and ...
  • International Engagement and Performance of New Zealand Firms

    Sanderson, Lynda Margaret (University of Waikato, 2011)
    This thesis examines the determinants and consequences of international engagement by New Zealand firms, with a particular focus on the relationship between international activities and firm performance. The thesis is ...
  • Credit Loss Dynamics in Australasian Banking

    Hess, Kurt (The University of Waikato, 2008)
    The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the drivers and dynamics of credit losses in Australasian banking over an extended period of time in order to improve the means by which financial institutions manage their credit ...