Journal Articles


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

 "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



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



‘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. 


Population and labour

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. 


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