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  • General-to-specific modelling using PcGets 

    Owen, P. Dorian
    This review examines the facilities provided by PcGets version 1.0, an OxMetrics module designed to implement automated general-to-specific model selection in the context of cross-section or dynamic time-series models that ...
  • Generating ontology-specific content languages 

    Cranefield, Stephen; Purvis, Martin
    This paper examines a recent trend amongst software agent application and platform developers to desire the ability to send domain-specific objects within inter-agent messages. If this feature is to be supported without ...
  • Geographic variation in intra-city house price appreciation over the boom-bust cycle: evidence from Auckland, NZ 

    Stirk-Wang, Leon; Thorsnes, Paul
    This study contributes to the empirical literature on intra-urban house-price dynamics. A demand shock affects metropolitan-area house prices, but the effect of the shock varies across neighborhoods. For example, in a ...
  • GIS maturity and integration 

    Marr, Andrew; Benwell, George L
    This paper discusses the concept of maturity in the use of GIS and then formulates a computational method for measuring an organisations maturity level from the construction of a surrogate indicator. Generation of this ...
  • GIS, expert systems and interoperability 

    Lilburne, Linda; Benwell, George L; Buick, Roz
    How should geographic information systems be developed? There is a strong demand from users for enhanced functionality and power. Vendors can and do respond to these demands. But where will this lead? Will the result be ...
  • Giving to Africa and Perceptions of Poverty 

    Etang, Alvin; Fielding, David; Knowles, Stephen
    We conduct a simple experiment in which student participants are invited to give some of the money that they have earned to an international development charity. In different treatments, participants are given different ...
  • A goal-oriented approach for designing decision support displays in dynamic environments 

    Wong, B L William; O’Hare, David; Sallis, Philip
    This paper reports on how the Critical Decision Method, a cognitive task analysis technique, was employed to identify the goal states of tasks performed by dispatchers in a dynamic environment, the Sydney Ambulance ...
  • Gone with the Wind: International Migration 

    Aburn, Amelia; Wesselbaum, Dennis
    This paper adds to the literature on the determinants of international migration. First, we offer a joint analysis of the driving forces of migration capturing year-to-year variations and long-run effects. Second, we ...
  • A graphical notation for physical database modelling 

    Pillay, Antonia; Stanger, Nigel
    In this paper we describe a graphical notation for physical database modelling. This notation provides database administrators with a means to model the physical structure of new and existing databases, thus enabling them ...
  • Hand-held computers in health care: What software programs are available? 

    Gillingham, Wayne; Holt, Alec; Gillies, John
    The technology sector of healthcare is entering a new evolutionary phase. The medical community has an obligation to the public to provide the safest, most effective healthcare possible. This is more achievable with the ...
  • Health Aid and Governance in Developing Countries 

    Fielding, David
    Despite anecdotal evidence that the quality of governance in recipient countries affects the allocation of international health aid, there is no quantitative evidence on the magnitude of this effect, or on which dimensions ...
  • Health Shocks and Child Time Allocation Decisions by Households: Evidence from Ethiopia 

    Dinku, Yonatan; Fielding, David; Genc, Murat
    Little is currently known about the effects of shocks to parental health on the allocation of children’s time between alternative activities. Using longitudinal data from the Ethiopian Young Lives surveys of 2006 and 2009, ...
  • Health Technology Prioritisation: Which criteria for prioritising new technologies, and what are their relative weights? 

    Golan, Ofra; Hansen, Paul; Kaplan, Giora; Tal, Orna
    Objectives: To review the criteria and 'other' considerations used internationally for prioritising new health technologies, and to demonstrate a conjoint-analysis methodology for deriving relative weights for the ...
  • Health, wealth, fertility, education and inequality 

    Fielding, David; Torres, Sebastian
    This paper uses a new cross-country dataset to estimate the strength of the links between different dimensions of social and economic development, including indicators of health, fertility and education as well as material ...
  • Heterogeneity in household preferences for energy-efficient heating systems 

    Thorsnes, Paul; Lawson, Rob; Stephenson, Janet
    This paper reports analysis of the results of two stated-choice surveys to elicit the preferences of New Zealand homeowners for attributes of improvements in space and water heating systems. We implement the survey using ...
  • The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing 

    Baird, Sarah; Gong, Erick; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk
    An extensive multi-disciplinary literature examines the effects of learning one’s HIV status on subsequent risky sexual behaviors. However, many of these studies rely on nonexperimental designs; use self-reported outcome ...
  • Hitting the ground running: building New Zealand’s first publicly available institutional repository 

    Stanger, Nigel; McGregor, Graham
    A fully functional and publicly available, digital institutional repository (IR) in the space of just ten days? The technology was available, the time was right, the team was right and technical assistance from colleagues ...
  • Housing renovations and the quantile repeat sales price index 

    McMillen, Daniel P; Thorsnes, Paul
    A median-based quantile estimator is less prone to the upward bias caused by unobserved renovations and missing “quality” variables when estimating appreciation rates using the repeat sales approach. As expected, the ...
  • Housing, the ‘Great Income Tax Experiment’, and the intergenerational consequences of the lease 

    Coleman, Andrew
    This paper provides an analysis of how the New Zealand tax system may be affecting residential property markets. Like most OECD countries, New Zealand does not tax the imputed rent or capital gains from owner-occupied ...
  • How Close to Home Does Charity Begin? 

    Brown, Pike; Grimson, Duncan; Knowles, Stephen
    This paper uses a field experiment to analyse the extent to which people are more inclined to support a charity focused on people or causes in their own region, compared to regions in other parts of the country. New Zealand ...