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Prof Rukmani Gounder

Professor

School of Economics and Finance

My research expertise and interests include Economic Growth, Economic Development, Applied Economic Analysis (Macro-modeling), and Institutional Economics. The main areas, in particular, focus on foreign capital flows (i.e. foreign direct investment and foreign aid) and economic growth, globalization and growth, aid-growth nexus (fiscal response), dimensions of conflict, governance and institutions in economic development, pro-poor policies, socio-economic development issues, democracy-economic freedom and growth, savings-investment and financial development, and equine industry.

My applied research projects include above-mentioned interests to various developing countries in the Asia-Pacific Regions, namely South East Asian and South Asian countries (Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao, PDR, Vietnam), South Pacific Island Nations (Cook Island, Niue, Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tokelau, Vanuatu) and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the determinants of economic growth and in Australia and New Zealand.

Some of my awards and fellowships include SMUTS Fellowship at Cambridge University (UK); Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, National Centre for Development Studies; Visiting Fellowships 2005 – Lund University, Department of Economic History (Sweden), University of East Anglia (UK), Institute of Economic Research (UK). Excellence in Research Prize, College of Business, Massey University – Emerging Researcher Award 1999. Nominated for Prize – Dae-Yang Prize in Economics, Journal of Economic Integration, 2002.

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  • Location: 4.14, Social Sciences Tower
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Economic Growth
  • Economic Development
  • Applied Economic Analysis (Macro-modeling)
  • Institutional Economics

Thematics

Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Economics (140200): Econometrics (140300): Economic Development and Growth (140202): Economic Theory (140100): Economics (140000): Macroeconomic Theory (140102): Panel Data Analysis (140304): Time-Series Analysis (140305): Welfare Economics (140219)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

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Completed Projects

Project Title: Motivations of Remittances Flows: Impact on the New Zealand & Niue Economies

It is crucial to evaluate the role of remittances in the purchase of consumption and investment goods by comparing accumulation of goods by the households that receive remittances versus similar households that do not. However, given the fungible nature of money, it is not strictly possible to identify the precise use of remittance income. Does it increase in the intake of consumption goods or aggregate investment spending? It has been noted that Niueans are receiving little remittances but are sending more monies overseas, mainly for paying for imported goods and for the education of Niuean students who study in New Zealand. While the level of remittances to Niue over time suggests that it can be an important source for economic growth, however, the remittances have been used mainly for consumption in Niue. On the other hand several factors have led to the flow of remittances from Niue to New Zealand which suggests a reverse impact. In examining the reasons for such flows the study notes the various social, religious, cultural and economic reasons, i.e. pure altruism, pure self-interest, implicit family agreement and if there is any investment decisions in the flow of remittance to Niue. Based on the survey data of the households sending remittances from Niue to New Zealand the study further examines if the flow of remittances may decline from Niue to New Zealand.
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Date Range: 2012 - 2013

Funding Body: Massey University

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Project Title: Motivations of Remittance Flows: Impact on the New Zealand & Niue Economies

Remittances from Niuean expatriates were a major source of foreign exchange in the 1970s and early 1980s. However, the continuous migration of Niueans to New Zealand and the shifting of most members of nuclear and extended families to New Zealand have led to a decline in remittances flows to Niue. This study considers the role of remittances and its welfare effect on the recipient households in Niue. As the relationship between migration and development processes emphasis mainly as being economic in nature amongst which the impact of remittances can be beneficial, yet there are also the detrimental consequences of the brain drain for local labour markets in the countries of origin. As many South Pacific Islands depend on remittances for economic and social development these issues are examined in the context of Niue. The aspects of remittances examined here analyse the demographic, economic and social characteristics of the sending household and second the remittances decay hypothesis of the likelihood of decrease in remittances over time based on the various household characteristics.
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Date Range: 2012 - 2012

Funding Body: Massey University

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Project Title: New Zealand-Fiji Remittance Flows: Have Remittances Decayed Over Time?

Remittances to developing countries are growing and relatively stable source of development finance. The remittances to the South Pacific island nations have been significant and a major component surpassing export earnings and tourism receipts in some of these nations. It brings foreign exchange, complement to national savings, and provide a source of finance for capital formation, particularly for small-scale projects and improving the livelihoods of the recipient households. Remittances are redistribution from the low-income migrants to their families in the home country that act as the international mechanism of social protection based on private transfers. Improving the livelihoods and also enhancing the economic and social activities can support economic growth of the island countries. While remittances depend on the migrants who are often less volatile than capital flows, remittances are expected to be more stable than capital flows such as portfolio investment and international bank credit. The sustainability of remittances overtime depends on various factors such as migration pressures in the sending countries, evolution of migration policies in advanced economies, length of time that migrants spend in the host country and the declining family ties amongst other things. The study evaluates if remittances do remittances decline overtime, its impact and implications.
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Date Range: 2009 - 2010

Funding Body: Massey University

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Project Title: Financial liberalization and economic growth nexus: The Case of New Zealand

A substantial literature highlighting the importance of financial liberalisation has been developed over the past 40 years. Financial liberalisation makes positive contributions to economic development by improving the functioning of financial intermediaries and stock markets, and by increasing the efficiency with which capital is allocated. Many econometric studies have found positive and significant relationships between financial liberalisation and economic growth and development. This study extends the empirical literature by examining the long and short term effects that financial liberalisation has had on economic growth, the level of investment and the level of savings in the case of New Zealand. The Vector Autoregressive models are used to analyse the effects of financial liberalisation on five key variables i.e. real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita growth, total investment, private investment, public investment and gross domestic savings. The results find evidence that financial liberalisation has had a positive effect on real GDP per capita growth, total investment and private investment but had a negative effect on gross domestic savings. The results provide some policy implications.
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Date Range: 2007 - 2008

Funding Body: Massey University

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Research Outputs

Journal

Gounder, R., Gounder, F, ., & Cornelius, M, . (2016). Sex like sweet potatoes: Framing HIV in the South Pacific media. Journal of Public Health in Developing Countries. 2(1), 109-120
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2014). Handbook of Tourism Economics: Analysis, New Applications and Case Studies. New Zealand Economic Papers. 48(1), 102-103
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Saha, S., Gounder, R., Campbell, N., & Su, JJ. (2014). Democracy and corruption: A complex relationship. Crime, Law and Social Change. 61(3), 287-308
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Saha, S., Gounder, R., Campbell, N., & Su, JJ. (2014). Democracy and corruption: a complex relationship. Crime, Law and Social Change. , 1-22
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2013). Handbook of Tourism Economics: Analysis, New Applications and Case Studies. New Zealand Economic Papers. 48(1), 102-103
[Book Review]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Saha, S., & Gounder, R. (2013). Corruption and economic development nexus: Variations across income levels in a non-linear framework. Economic Modelling. 31(1), 70-79
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Saha, S., Gounder, R., & Su, J-J. (2012). Is there a 'consensus' towards transparency international's corruption perception index?. International Journal of Business Studies. 20(1), 1-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Xing, Z. (2012). Impact of education and health on poverty reduction: Monetary and non-monetary evidence from Fiji. Economic Modelling. 29(3), 787-794
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Xing, Z. (2012). The measurement of inequality in Fiji's household income distribution: Some empirical results. International Journal of Social Economics. 39(4), 264-280
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Prakash, N., & Gounder, R. (2011). The Role of Remittances in Financing Development in Fiji. Fijian Studies. 9(2), 123-136
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Rao, BB., Gounder, R., & Loening, JL. (2010). The level and growth effects in the empirics of economic growth: Some results with data from Guatemala. Applied Economics. 42(16), 2099-2109
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Bartleet, M., & Gounder, R. (2010). Energy consumption and economic growth in New Zealand: Results of trivariate and multivariate models. Energy Policy. 38(7), 3508-3517
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Saha, S., Gounder, R., & Su, JJ. (2009). The interaction effect of economic freedom and democracy on corruption: A panel cross-country analysis. Economics Letters. 105(2), 173-176
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Loening, J., Gounder, R., & Takada, H. (2008). Inflationary expectations in Ethiopia: Some preliminary results. Applied Econometrics and International Development. 8(2), 159-185 Retrieved from http://www.usc.es/economet/journals1/aeid/aeid8213.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007). Economic and social sector development for poverty reduction in Fiji. Fijian Studies. 5(2), 42-68 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=091172109980393;res=IELHSS
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007). Strengthening Fiji's national poverty policies in the context of regionalism. Pacific Economic Bulletin. 22(2), 91-103
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007). Globalisation and the rise in labour demand: New Zealand's labour market and Pacific Islands labour mobility prospects. The Asia Pacific Economic Journal. 4(2), 91-114
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Couchman, J., Gounder, R., & Su, JJ. (2006). Long memory properties of real interest rates for 16 countries. Applied Financial Economics Letters. 2(1), 25-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2005). Neglected dimensions of development: Inequality, conflict and aid. International Journal of Social Economics. 32(1-2 SPEC. ISS.), 60-76
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2005). Fiji's public-private sector investment, policy, institutions and economic growth: Evidence from time series data. Fijian Studies. 3(1), 87-110 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=464390524282139;res=IELHSS
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2005). Neglected dimensions of development: Inequality, conflict and aid. International Journal of Social Economics. 32(1/2), 60-76 Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1463153
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2004). Fiji's economic growth impediments: Institutions, policies and coups. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy. 9(3), 301-324
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2003). Effectiveness of globalization: A case study of Fiji. Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Economics. 5(1), 47-68 Retrieved from http://www.sljol.info/index.php/SJAE/article/view/3476
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Petersen, E., & Gounder, R. (2003). Closer economic relations between Australia and New Zealand: Specialisation, competitiveness, complementarity. Economic Papers. 22(3), 20-34 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=795465268921454;res=IELBUS
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2003). Causality analysis of development assistance and economic growth in Solomon Islands. Pacific Economic Bulletin. 18(1), 31-40
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Sen, K. (2002). How integrated were foreign exchange markets in the Asia-Pacific region in the past?: Evidence from the parallel market. Journal of Economic Integration. 17(4), 724-744 Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/23000832
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2002). Political and economic freedom, fiscal policy, and growth nexus: Some empirical results for Fiji. Contemporary Economic Policy. 20(3), 234-245
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2001). An empirical investigation of development assistance and growth for the case of Fiji. International Journal of Social Economics. 28(3-4), 278-294
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2001). Fiji before the storm: Elections and the politics of development. Pacific Economic Bulletin. 16(2), 141-142
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2001). Micronesia. Journal of Asia Pacific Economy. 6(2), 277-279
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2001). Performance of public and private investment in Fiji. Pacific Economic Bulletin. 16(1), 76-85
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2001). An empirical investigation of development assistance and growth for the case of Fiji. International Journal of Social Economics. 28(3), 278-294 Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=847668&show=html
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2001). Aid-growth nexus: Empirical evidence from Fiji. Applied Economics. 33(8), 1009-1019
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (1999). The Political Economy of Development: Empirical Evidence From Fiji. Economic Analysis and Policy. 29(2), 133-150
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (1999). Modelling of aid motivation using time series data: The case of Papua New Guinea. Oxford Development Studies. 27(2), 233-250
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Sen, K. (1999). What motivates foreign aid: A case study of Australia's aid to Indonesia. Journal of Developing Areas. 33(3), 379-394
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Doessel, DP. (1997). Motivation models of Australia's bilateral aid program: The case of Indonesia. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies. 33(3), 97-109
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (1995). Non-nested models of Australia's overseas aid program. Applied Economics. 27(7), 609-622
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Doessel, DP. (1994). Population and Middle‐income Biases in Australia's Bilateral Aid: Some Empirical Results. Development Policy Review. 12(1), 29-44
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Doessel, DP., & Gounder, R. (1994). Theory and measurement of living levels: Some empirical results for the human development index. Journal of International Development. 6(4), 415-435
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (1994). Empirical results of aid motivations: Australia's bilateral aid program. World Development. 22(1), 99-113
[Journal article]Authored by: Gounder, R.

Book

Gounder, R., & Saha, S. (2017). Does openness and democracy reduce corruption: Results for South Asian nations and India. In P. Agrawal (Ed.) Sustaining High Growth in India. (pp. 465 - 487). Delhi: Cambridge University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2015). Aid for trade: The case of Asia and Oceania nations. In Handbook on the Economics of Foreign Aid. (pp. 162 - 178).
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Bumrungkit, S., & Gounder, R. (2015). Growth and poverty dynamics: Evidence from Thailand. In . Geetika, T. Nandan, T. Singh, P. Gosh, & V. Tripati (Eds.) Advances in Management and Technology: Mapping Strengths with Opportunities. (pp. 1 - 8). New Delhi, India: McGraw Hill
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Xing, Z. (2011). Millennium development goal: Is Fiji meeting the poverty reduction goal. In R. Gounder (Ed.) Community Development and Managing Change for Growth Among Pasifikans. (pp. 278 - 309). Auckland: Masilamea Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2011). Introduction: Managing change for growth. In Community Development and Managing Change for Growth Among Pasifikans. (pp. 17 - 29). Auckland: Masilamea Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
(2011). Community Development and Managing Change for Growth Among Pasifikans. Auckland: Masilamea Press
[Edited Book]Edited by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (Ed.) (2009). Pacific development perspectives: Meeting our diverse goals. Auckland, New Zealand: Directorate of Pasifika @ Massey
[Edited Book]Edited by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2009). Introducion:Meeting our diverse goals of development. In R. Gounder (Ed.) Pacific Development Perspectives: Meeting Our Diverse Goals. (pp. 9 - 18). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Office of the Directorate Pasifika@Massey
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Faletau, S. (2008). Economic growth and development challenges in Tonga: Trade, aid and remittance. In JR. Pillarisetti, R. Lawrey, J. Teo Siew Yean, SA. Siddiqui, & A. Ahmad (Eds.) Small Economies and Global Economics. (pp. 115 - 134). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2008). Savings, investment, policies and growth: Issues of economic development in Fiji. In JR. Pillarisetti, R. Lawrey, J. Teo Siew Yean, SA. Siddiqui, & A. Ahmad (Eds.) Small Economies and Global Economics. (pp. 203 - 219). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2008). Effects of government intervention on Fiji's financial sector: Economic policies, savings and growth. In . Edward Shinnick (Ed.) Public Finance, Monetary Policy and Market Issues. (pp. 165 - 194). London: LIT Verlag Münster
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007). Transition to a market economy in Fiji: theory, policy and evidence. In BC. Prasad, & DC. Roy (Eds.) Development Problems and Prospects in Pacific Islands States. (pp. 167 - 188). New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007). Poverty eradication through livelihood strategies and aid: The case of Fiji. In C. Tisdell (Ed.) Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage: Analysis, Case Studies and Policies. Volume III. (pp. 1188 - 1212). New Delhi, India: Serials Publications
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Saha, S.(2007). Economic volatility, economic vulnerability and foreign aid: Empirical results for the South Pacific Island nations. Massey University, Department of Applied and International Economics
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R.(2006). Socio-economic development policies: Livelihood strategies and poverty reduction in Fiji. Massey University, Department of Applied and International Economics
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Xayavong, V., Gounder, R., & Obben, J.(2005). Theoretical analysis of foreign aid, policies and state insitutions. Department of Applied and International Economics, Massey University
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2005). Equality and equity in development-ethno-political factors and land rights in Fiji. In T. Piel, & M. Jones (Eds.) Landscape, Law and Justice. (pp. 220 - 229). Oslo, Norway: The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Xayavong, V., Gounder, R., & Obben, J.(2005). Theoretical analysis of foreign aid, policies and state institutions. Massey University, Department of Applied and International Economics
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Xayavong, V.(2004). Stochastic frontier analysis of New Zealand's manufacturing industries: Some empirical results. Massey University, Department of Applied and International Economics
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Nithiyanandam, VN., & Gounder, R. (2004). Equals in Markets? Land property rights and ethnicity in Fiji and Sri Lanka. In Land Rights, Ethno-Nationality, and Sovereignty in History. (pp. 210 - 235).
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2004). Institutions and globalization: Removing barriers to development. In KCR. Ed (Ed.) Twentieth Century Development: Some Relevant Issues. (pp. 65 - 87). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2002). Empirical evidence of the relationship between foreign aid and economic growth: The case of the Solomon Islands. In B. Mak Arvin (Ed.) New Perspectives on Foreign Aid and Economic Development. (pp. 141 - 169). Westport, CT: Praeger
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Xayavong, V. (2002). Globalization and the island economies of the South Pacific. In MM. Ed (Ed.) Globalization, Marginalization and Development. (pp. 203 - 216). London: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2000). Impediments to effective aid utilization. In Enhancing Effectiveness of Aid. (pp. 39 - 47). New York, NY: United Nations Publications
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2000). Trends in aid flows and effective utilization. In Enhancing Effectiveness of Aid. (pp. 18 - 38). New York, NY: United Nations Publications
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2000). Aid in least developed countries. In Enhancing Effectiveness of Aid. (pp. 11 - 17). New York, NY: United Nations Publications
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R.Workers’ remittances and economic development in Fiji. In R. Gounder (Ed.) Pacific Development Perspectives: Meeting Our Diverse Goals. (pp. 9 - 18). : Office of the Directorate Pasifika@Massey
[Chapter]Authored by: Gounder, R.

Report

Gounder, R. (2016). Development Impact of Remittances in the Pacific: Economic Benefits of the Recognised Seasonal Employer Work Policy for Samoa and Tonga.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gallagher, P., Gounder, R., & Lee, J-A. (2009). Trade policy capacity development for non state actors in the Pacific.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2004). The thoroughbred breeding and training sectors of New Zealand: An economic analysis of its size and scope. Massey University, Department of Applied and International Economics.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2004). The thoroughbred breeding and training sectors of New Zealand: An economic analysis of its size and scope. Massey University, Department of Applied and International Economics.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2004). The thoroughbred breeding and training sectors in the northern region of New Zealand, 2002/03: An economic analysis of its size and scope: Interim report. Massey University, Department of Applied and International Economics.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2004). The thoroughbred breeding and training sector in the northern region of New Zealand, 2002/03: An economic analysis of its size and scope. Massey University, Department of Applied and International Economics.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Gounder, R.

Conference

Gounder, R. (2016). Effects of income earnings and remittances on education: Some empirical results. The Business & Management Review. Vol. 7 (pp. 423 - 429). : ABRM 6th International Conference on Restructuring of the Global Economy
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2015). Migration and remittances sustainability in the case of Tonga. Conference proceedings the business & management review. Vol. 6 (pp. 41 - 51). : 3rd International Academic Conference in Paris (IACP)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2014). Australian and New Zealand response to aid and trade: Regional impact results. The Business and Management Review. Vol. 5 (pp. 367 - 377). United Kingdom: 24th ABRM-IMRA International Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2014). Does remittances finance welfare development: Evidence from the south pacific island nation of Fiji. In K. Cermakova, & J. Rotschedl (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd Economics & Finance Conference, Vienna. (pp. 233 - 252). Prague, Czech Republic, Europe: Vienna 2nd Economics and Finance Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Sooreea, R. (2013, January). Understanding Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Export-Oriented Economies: Case Study of Fiji and Mauritiu. Presented at American Economic Association Allied Social Science Associations Conference 2013. San Diego, California, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2013, July). Remittances and Welfare in the Case of Niue. Presented at 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress. University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay Campus, Suva, Fiji.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Saha, S. (2013, August). Does Openness and Democracy Reduce Corruption: Results for South Asian Nations and India. Presented at New Zealand – India Research Institute Conference. ictoria University of Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2013, November). International Migration, Remittances and Development: Evidence from Fiji. Presented at Development and Growth Workshop. University of Otago.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2013, November). Remittances Flows to the Pacific Island Nation of Fiji: Social Financing for Wellbeing. Presented at Social and Entrepreneurship Research Centre Conference. Massey University, Albany, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Sooreea, R. (2013, January). Understanding foreign direct investment and economic growth in export-oriented economies: A case study of Fiji and Mauritius. Presented at American Economic Association Allied Social Science Associations Conference 2012. San Diego, California, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Saha, S., & Gounder, R. (2012, January). Effects of economic development on corruption: Cross country and regional results. Presented at American Economic Association, Allied Social Science Associations. Chicago.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Saha, S.(2011). Does higher levels of democracy and economic freedom reduce corruption: Some cross-national and regional evidence. . Perth, WA, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Balli, F., Guven, C., Ozer Balli, H., & Gounder, R.(2011). The role of institutions, culture, and wellbeing in explaining bilateral remittance flows: Evidence both cross-country and individual-level analysis. . Denver, CO, United States
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Balli, F., Gounder, R., Ozer-Balli, H.
Balli, F., Guven, C., Ozer Balli, H., & Gounder, R. (2011, January). The role of institutions culture and wellbeing in explaining bilateral remittance flows: Evidence both cross-country and individual-level analysis from Turkey. Presented at American Economic Association. Denver, Colorado, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Balli, F., Gounder, R., Ozer-Balli, H.
Balli, F., Guven, C., Gounder, R., & Ozer Balli, H.(2010). Bilateral remittance flows, institutional quality and individual happiness: Macro and micro level analysis. . Dublin, Ireland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Balli, F., Gounder, R., Ozer-Balli, H.
Balli, F., Guven, C., Gounder, R., & Ozer Balli, H.(2010). Bilateral remittance flows, institutional quality and individual happiness: Macro and micro level analysis. . Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Balli, F., Gounder, R., Ozer-Balli, H.
Gounder, R. (2010, December). Inclusive global economic growth: Some implications for India. Presented at Inclusive Global Economic Growth Implications for India, National Symposium, Quaid-E-Millath Government College for Women. Annasalai, Chennai, India.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Howard, S. (2010). Impact of trade agreements: Australia, New Zealand and the Forum Island Countries. International Conference on Future Challenges, Ancient Solutions: What can we learn from the past about managing the future in the Pacific. (pp. 1 - 22).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Howard, S. (2010). Impact of trade agreements: Australia, New Zealand and the Forum Island Countries. In International Conference on Future Challenges, Ancient Solutions: What can we learn from the past about managing the future in the Pacific(pp. 1 - 1). : The University of the South Pacific
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Xing, Z. (2010). The impact of education and health on poverty reduction: Empirical evidences for monetary and non-monetary models. In XXth Annual General Conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics(pp. 1 - 19). : Jadavpur University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Xing, Z. (2010). The impact of education and health on poverty reduction: Empirical evidences for monetary and non-monetary models. XXth Annual General Conference on Contemporary Issues in Development Economics. (pp. 1 - 19).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Saha, S., Gounder, R., Campbell, N., & Su, J. (2010). Does democracy reduce corruption?. In The Seventh International Institute for Development Studies-International Institute of Management Sciences Conference on Development(pp. 1 - 21). : IIDS-IIMS Conference Delegates
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Balli, F., Guven, C., Gounder, R., & Ozer Balli, H. (2010, February). Bilateral remittance flows, institutional quality, and individual happiness: Macro and micro level analysis. Presented at First Annual Research Symposium. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Balli, F., Gounder, R., Ozer-Balli, H.
Balli, F., Guven, C., Gounder, R., & Ozer Balli, H. (2010, June). Bilateral remittance flows, institutional quality and individual happiness: Macro and micro level analysis. Presented at 8th INFINITI Conference on International Finance. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Balli, F., Gounder, R., Ozer-Balli, H.
Gounder, R., & Saha, S. (2009). Estimating the causes of economic corruption. The All China Economics International Conference. (pp. 1 - 23).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Saha, S. (2009). Estimating the causes of economic corruption. In The All China Economics International Conference(pp. 1 - 23). : APEC Study Center, College of Business, City University of Hong Kong
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Balli, F., Guven, C., Gounder, R., & Ozer Balli, H.(2009). Patterns of bilateral remittance flows: Does institutional quality and individual happiness play a role?. . San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Balli, F., Gounder, R., Ozer-Balli, H.
Balli, F., Guven, C., Gounder, R., & Ozer Balli, H. (2009, November). Patterns of bilateral remittance flows: Does institutional quality and individual happiness play a role?. Presented at 79th Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Balli, F., Gounder, R., Ozer-Balli, H.
Gounder, R., & Prakash, N. (2009, November). The impact of workers' remittances on poverty reduction and income inequality in Fiji: Some empirical results. Presented at Trade and Industy in Asia pacific: History Trends and Prospects. The Australian national University, Canberra, NSW.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Prakash, N.(2009). The impact of workers' remittances on poverty reduction and income inequality in Fiji: Some empirical results. . The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R.(2009). Foreign aid for vulnerability and resilience of the pacific nations. . Fiji Institute of Technology, Fiji
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Saha, S., & Gounder, R.(2008). Estimating the causes of economic corruption implications for India. . Kolkata, India
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Prakash, N.(2008). Workers' Remittances and Economic Development in Fiji. . Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Prakash, N. (2008). Workers' remittances and economic development in Fiji. In Proceedings of the Pasifika at Massey Network Annual Conference: Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Qasenivalu, M.(2008). The impact of tourism industry in Fiji: reforms and policy implications. . Mauritius
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Qasenivalu, M. (2008). The impact of tourism industry in Fiji: Reforms and policy implications. In Proceedings of the 6th International Institute for Development Studies (IIDS) International Conference on Development(pp. 78). : IIDS
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Saha, S., & Gounder, R.(2007). Causes of corruption: A cross-country analysis evaluation. . Christchurch, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Bartleet, M.(2007). Oil price shocks and economic growth: Evidence for New Zealand, 1989-2006. . Christchurch, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R.(2006). Globalisation, labour market and labour mobility to New Zealand: Prospects for economic development in the Pacific Region. . University of the South Pacific, Suva
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R.(2006). Economic policies on savings and growth. . University College Cork, Ireland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R.(2005). Institutions, economic policies and growth: Inequality, conflict and aid to Fiji. . Brisbance, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2005, March). Conflict analysis, donor approaches and role of foreign aid in the South Pacific: The case of Fiji. Presented at The Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific International Conference. The Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R.(2005). Transition to market economy in Fiji: Theory, policy and evidence. Paper presented at the meeting of 5th IIDS International Conference on Governance and Development. Suva, Fiji
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Xayavong, V.(2004). Economic freedom and growth: Some empirical results for sub-Saharan African countries. . Commodore Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2004, February). Foreign aid flows and economic growth nexus: Some empirical results for Samoa and Tonga. Presented at Beyond MIRAB: The Political Economy of Small Islands in the 21st Century. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Nithiyanandam, V., & Gounder, R. (2004). Equals in markets: Land property rights and ethnicity in Fiji and Sri Lanka. Ethno-nationality, Property Rights in Land and Territorial Sovereignty in Historical Perspective: XIII World Congress of the International Economic History Association. (pp. 151 - 165). London, UK
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2003). Globalization and governance: Institutions, management and economic growth nexus in Fiji. In N. Delener, & CC. Eds (Eds.) Global Business and Technology Association International Conference: Challenging the Frontiers in Global Business and Technology: Implementation of changes in Values,Strategy and Policy.. (pp. 1445 - 1456). Budapest, Hungary
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R.(2002). Ethnicity, land property rights, conflict and development assistance: A case study of Fiji. Paper presented at the meeting of 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R.(2002). Institutions and Globalization: Removing Barriers To Development. Paper presented at the meeting of 3rd International Institute for Development Studies Conference. Bhubaneswar, India
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2000). Development assistance to Asia-Pacific: Humanitarian, strategic and commercial interest. In H. Engelbrecht, & CR. Eds (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the New Zealand Asian Studies Society. Vol. 2 (pp. 371 - 384). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gounder, R.

Other

Gounder, R. (2012, May). Socio-Economic Wellbeing: Women and Economic Development in the Paradise Pacific Nations.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2011, June). Trade agreements between Australia, New Zealand and the forum Island Countries: Some GTAP results. In Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA, Australia.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2011). Views on saving sway judges. Manawatu Standard
[Other]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2010). Economic determinants of health. Presented at Auckland, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2010). Pacific peoples economic wellbeing: Economic determinants of health. Presented at Auckland, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2009). Corruption and economic development. Presented at Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2009). Remittances and poverty reduction in Fiji. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2009). The poverty time-bomb keeps ticking.
[Other]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2008). Urgent need to tackle Fiji poverty.
[Other]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2008). Pacific people: Economic wellbeing. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007). Output volatility and economic vulnerability in the Pacific: Cross-country evidence. Presented at University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007). Private savings behaviour in Fiji: Some empirical results. Presented at University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007). Understanding the research mechanisms and management at Massey University: Lessons learnt. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007). Private savings in Fiji.
[Other]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007). Poverty problems in Fiji.
[Other]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007, July). Strengthening Fiji's national poverty policies in the context of regionalism. In Fiji Update. Presented at University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2007, July). Strengthening Fiji's national poverty policies in the context of regionalism. In Fiji Update. Presented at Lautoka, Fiji.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2006). Poverty and livelihood strategies in Fiji. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R. (2005). Dimensions of conflict and the role of foreign aid in Fiji. In Discussion Paper No.05.02(pp. 1 - 26). : Massey University
[Working Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.
Gounder, R., & Xayavong, V. (2004). Stochastic frontier analysis of New Zealand's manufacturing industries: Some empirical results. In Discussion Paper No.04.07(pp. 1 - 19). : Massey University
[Working Paper]Authored by: Gounder, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 3
Co-supervisor 2 0

Courses Coordinated

  • 178.370 Development Economics
  • 178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Giovanni Camacho Murillo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Tourism demand: undestanding its determinants and contribution to poverty alleviation in Colombia

Co-supervisor of:

  • Kyan Htoo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Identifying Policy Leverage Points for Selected Crops throughout the Value Chains of Selected Crops in Shan State, Myanmar to Promote Export Markets
  • Jeffrey Thomson - Doctor of Philosophy
    The relationship between uncertainty and economic activity/financial markets

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Zhongwei Xing - Doctor of Philosophy
    Agriculture and Rural Development: The Case of Fiji
  • 2010 - Shrabani Saha - Doctor of Philosophy
    Causes of corruption: An empirical investigation in a cross-country framework
  • 2002 - Vilaphonh Xayavong - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Macroeconometric Analysis of Growth and Development in the Least Developed Countries: The case study of Lao People's Democratic Republic.

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