Browsing by Author "Oxley, Les"

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  • An analysis of provincial prices in New Zealand: 1885-1913

    Oxley, Les; Sadetskaya, Ekaterina (University of Waikato, 2013-10)
    The paper discusses the construction of a new Consumer Price Index (CPI) for New Zealand, 1885-1913, based upon aggregation of data from the four largest provincial districts: Auckland, Canterbury, Otago and Wellington. ...
  • Australia: A land of missed opportunities?

    Greasley, David; McLaughlin, Eoin; Hanley, Nick; Oxley, Les (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2017)
    Comprehensive Investment (CI) may provide an indicator of future changes in a country's per capita consumption. The authors explore the utility of the CI indicator for Australia by constructing CI data since 1861 and by ...
  • Beyond ‘the Beamer, the boat and the bach’? A content analysis-based case study of New Zealand innovative firms

    Oxley, Les; Hong, Shangqin; McCann, Philip (University of Waikato, 2013-10)
    In this paper we will use case studies to seek to understand the dynamic innovation processes at the level of the firm and to explain the apparent 'enigma' between New Zealand's recent innovation performance and economic ...
  • Capital formation and agricultural growth in China

    Ma, Hengyun; Huang, Jikun; Oxley, Les (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press [MIT Press], 2013)
    The paper considers the role and determinants of capital formation in Chinese agriculture and, in particular, the effects of capital formation on agricultural total factor productivity (TFP) growth. The results show that ...
  • China's energy economy: A survey of the literature

    Ma, Hengyun; Oxley, Les; Gibson, John (Elsevier, 2010)
    This paper reviews the literature on China's energy economy, focusing, particularly on: i) the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth; ii), China's changing energy intensity; iii) energy demand and ...

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  • Women as industrial labour: an enquiry into economic and social consequences of growth of garments manufacturing in Bangladesh

    Zaman, Begum Meherunnessa (The University of Waikato, 2002)
    Over the last quarter century, the readymade garments industry has emerged as the main export-earning manufacturing industry in Bangladesh. The industry is the first to employ women in large numbers in the formal manufacturing ...
  • Sustaining intergenerational well-being

    Qasim, Mubashir (The University of Waikato, 2019)
    This PhD thesis comprises two published papers and four working papers (which are already in the process of publication) on multi-dimensional, interrelated and complex subjects of sustainability and well-being. The thesis ...
  • Inequality within and between New Zealand urban areas

    Alimi, Omoniyi Babatunde (The University of Waikato, 2019)
    A better understanding of the drivers of changes in the distribution of personal income continues to be of interest to academics, policy makers and the general public. While the focus has often been on the role of economic ...
  • 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 ...
  • Testing for bubbles in time series data using long historical series

    Hu, Yang (The University of Waikato, 2019)
    The concept of asset price bubble has drawn a large amount of academic attention. A bubble is commonly defined as where the asset price is not justified by expectations of the fundamentals. The empirical characteristics ...

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