I am an applied economist. I teach macroeconomics and research methods in management studies. Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer – Economics at The University of Waikato, New Zealand and a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. My primary field is development macroeconomics with research interests in economic growth, international migration & remittances and South Asian economies. My current project are: a) behavioural responses of remittances recipient households facing natural disasters; b) debt-migration and the responses of remittances to changes in ‘lending rates’ and c) Basel – 2 capital rule based changes to international bank flows and its impact on recipient countries’ income distribution. My secondary field is the study of social violence estimating the causal impact of remittances on homicide rate. My papers have appeared in The Journal of Development Studies, The World Economy, International Migration, Empirical Economics, Economic Modelling, Applied Economics, Journal of Asian Economics, Applied Economics Letters and Applied Financial economics.

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