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  • 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 ...
  • Innovation and Growth: Theoretical Models and Analytical Simulations of Spatial, Clustering and Competition Effects

    Bond-Smith, Steven Craig (University of Waikato, 2014)
    This thesis expands upon endogenous growth theory to incorporate a more detailed understanding of innovation. The similarities in modelling techniques between endogenous growth theory and the New Economic Geography (NEG) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...