Journal Articles



Fyfe C., Telfar Barnard L., Howden-Chapman P. Douwes J, Crane J. Retrofitting home insulation reduces incidence and severity of chronic respiratory disease. Indoor Air. In press.


Taptiklis, P., Phipps, R., Jones, M. & Douwes J. (2022) Associations of house characteristics with indoor dampness and measured moisture: Results from three New Zealand House Condition Surveys in 2005, 2010 and 2015, Building and Environment, 208.


Taptiklis, P., Phipps, R., Jones, M. & Douwes J. (2021) House characteristics and condition as determinants of visible mould and musty odour: Results from three New Zealand House Condition Surveys, in 2005 2010 and 2015, Indoor Air, 31 (3), 818-31.


Taptiklis, P. and Phipps, R. (2017) Indoor Air Quality in New Zealand Homes and Schools, ER9. Porirua: BRANZ.


Human rights

Using practitioner surveys to measure human rights: The Human Rights Measurement Initiative’s civil and political rights metrics
K Chad Clay, Ryan Bakker, Anne-Marie Brook, Daniel W Hill, Jr, Amanda Murdie, in Journal of Peace Research, October 2020. (Free PDF download)


Human rights data for everyone: Introducing the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI)” Anne-Marie Brook, K Chad Clay, and Susan Randolph, in Journal of Human Rights, Volume 19, No 3 (2020), pp 67-82. (Free PDF download)

Migration and knowledge diffusion

Tam, Diana, Arthur Grimes. “Migration of dual-earner couples: A subjective wellbeing approach.” Review of Economics of the Household, 21(1), 269-289.


Grimes A, Badenhorst S, Maré D, Poot J, Sin I. “Quality of life, quality of business, and destinations of recent graduates - Fields of study matter.” The Annals of Regional Science, 70(1), 55-80.


Fabling, Richard, Arthur Grimes, Levente Timar. Emigration and employment impacts of a disastrous earthquake: Country of birth matters. Regional Studies, forthcoming.


"The Gravity of Ideas: How distances affect translations," Isabelle Sin, The Economic Journal, (2018), 128(615), pp 2895-2932. View full paper via Wiley (subscribers only); Author draft; Online appendices; Data and code


"Book Translations as Idea Flows: The effects of the collapse of Communism on the diffusion of knowledge," Isabelle Sin with Ran Abramitzky, Journal of the European Economic Association, (2014), 12(6): 1453-1520View full paper via Wiley (subscribers only); Author draft; Appendix; Online appendix; Data and Stata code



Grimes, Arthur, Stephen Jenkins, Florencia Tranquilli. The relationship between subjective wellbeing and subjective wellbeing inequality: An important role for skewness. Journal of Happiness Studies, forthcoming,


Piosang, Tristan, Arthur Grimes. Trust in institutions and subjective well-being: Evidence from the Philippines. Asian Politics and Policy, forthcoming,


Qasim, Mubashir and Arthur Grimes. “Sustainability and wellbeing: The dynamic relationship between subjective wellbeing and sustainability indicators.” Environment and Development Economics, 27(1), 1-19.


"The effects of neighbourhood and workplace income comparisons on subjective wellbeing,” Isabelle Sin and Shakked Noy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 185, pp. 918-45 (2021), paper (subscribers only); View authors' draft


Grimes A. “Measuring pandemic and lockdown impacts on wellbeing”, Review of Income and Wealth, 68(2), 409-427.


Kickbusch I, Demaio S, Grimes A, Williams C, de Leeuw E, Herriot M. (2022) The wellbeing economy is within reach—let’s grasp it for better health. Health Promotion International, 37, 1–4.


Thom R, Grimes A. “Land loss and the intergenerational transmission of wellbeing: The experience of iwi in Aotearoa New Zealand”, Social Science & Medicine, 296, forthcoming, 



‘High’-School: The Relationship between Early Marijuana Use and Educational Outcomes. Cobb-Clark, D. A., Kassenboehmer, S. C., Le, T., McVicar, D., & Zhang, R. (2015a).  The Economic Record, 91(293), 247–266.


Is there an educational penalty for being suspended from school? Cobb-Clark, D. A., Kassenboehmer, S. C., Le, T., McVicar, D., & Zhang, R. (2015b).  Education Economics, 23(4), 376–395. 


Grimes A, Badenhorst S, Maré D, Poot J, Sin I. “Quality of life, quality of business, and destinations of recent graduates - Fields of study matter.” The Annals of Regional Science, forthcoming.


Population and labour


Bell E., Lépine A., Blanc Éloide., Treibich C., From drought to HIV: An analysis of the effect of droughts on transactional sex and sexually transmitted infections in Malawi, SSM - Population Health, 19, 2022


Maré, D.C. (2022) "The labor market in New Zealand, 2000-2021" IZA World of Labour: Country Studies IZA World of Labor 2022:427. Published online at doi: 10.15185/izawol.427.v2


The gender wage gap among medical specialists: A quantitative analysis of the hourly pay of publicly employed senior doctors in New Zealand, Isabelle Sin, Bronwyn Bruce-Brand and Charlotte Chambers, BMJ Open (2021); 11:e045214. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045214. 


Where to from here? Women remain absent from senior academic positions in Aotearoa New Zealand's universities, Isabelle Sin, L.A. Walker, C. Macinnis-Ng, K. Hannah, and T.G. McAllister, Education Sciences, 10(6), 152 (2020).


The effect of trial periods in employment on firm hiring behaviour, Isabelle Sin, Nathan Chappell, IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 10(1), 20200009, (2020), doi:


Why Are There More Accidents on Mondays? Economic Incentives, Ergonomics or Externalities. Isabelle Sin, with Michelle Poland and Steve Stillman, IZA Discussion Paper No. 12850, (2019).


Economic Liberalisation and the Mobility of Minority Groups: Evidence from Māori in New Zealand, Isabelle Sin with Steven Stillman, IZA Journal of Migration, (2016), 5:4.


Absorptive capacity in New Zealand firms: Measurement and importance. Harris, R., & Le, T. (2019). Science and Public Policy, 46(2), 290–309. 


Why firm size matters: Investigating the drivers of innovation and economic performance in New Zealand using the. Hong, S., Oxley, L., McCann, P., & Le, T. (2016). Applied Economics, 48(55), 5379–5395. 


Do age and experience always go together? The example of indigenous employment. Hunter, B., Kalb, G., & Le, T. (2014). Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 17(2). 


The impact of R&D subsidy on innovation: Evidence from New Zealand firms. Le, T., & Jaffe, A. B. (2017). Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 26(5), 429–452. 


Outcomes for teenage mothers in the first years after birth. Le, T., Kalb, G., & Leung, F. (2015). Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), 18(3), 255–279. 


Winchester, N. and D. White (2022). The Climate PoLicy ANalysis (C-PLAN) Model, Version 1.0, Energy Economics, 108. (


Winchester, N. (2022). Climate Policy Insights from an open-source economy-wide model, New Zealand Economic Papers. (


White, D. and N. Winchester (2022). The plastic intensity of industries in the US: The Devil wears plastic, Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 28, 15-28 (


Grimes, Arthur, Shine Wu. Sustainable Consumption Growth: New Zealand’s Surprising Performance. New Zealand Economic Papers, forthcoming.


Including forestry in an emissions trading scheme: Lessons from New Zealand. Carver Thomas, Patrick DawsonSophie O’BrienHannah Kotula, Suzi Kerr and Catherine Leining. (2022). Frontiers in Forests and Global Change.


Linking scientific research and energy innovation: A comparison of clean and dirty technologies. Perrons, R. K., Jaffe, A. B., & Le, T. (2021). Energy Research & Social Science, 78, 102122. 


"Projecting the effect of climate change on residential property damages caused by extreme weather events," Isabelle Sin, Jacob Pastor-Paz, Ilan Noy, Abha Sood, David Fleming-Munoz and Sally Owen, Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 276, 111012 (2020),  View paper (subscribers only); View Motu working paper version; Executive summary



Donovan, Stuart, Thomas de Graaff, Henri L.F. de Groot, Arthur Grimes, Dave Maré. “Cities with forking paths? Agglomeration economies in New Zealand 1976-2018”, Regional Science and Urban Economics, forthcoming.