Associate professor Gail Pacheco
Associate Professor in Economics
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 – ext: 5708
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Master of Commerce (Hons) First Class Honours in Economics.
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) First Class Honours in Economics and Marketing.
Memberships and Affiliations:
National Council Member of New Zealand Association of Economists
Leader of the Labour Market Research Group with the New Zealand Work Research Institute
- Applied econometrics
- Introduction to econometrics
- Human Resource economics
- Impacts of raising the minimum wage.
- Quality of life
- Applied Economics
- Determinants of job satisfaction / life satisfaction
Gail Pacheco is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at AUT. Her core research area involves detailed empirical analysis on the labour market impacts in New Zealand from increases in youth and adult minimum wages (ranging from poverty and inequality to employment impacts). Nevertheless, her research interests spans a wide variety of applied economics topics. Her current research agenda is in line with AUT’s multidisciplinary and applied philosophy. For more information see areas of research expertise and selected publications listed below.
Current Research Projects:
- Health Economics
- Impact of the minimum wage
- Development Economics
- Job satisfaction research
- Pacheco, G., Hedges, M., Schilling, C. & Morton, S. (2013) “Pre and post natal drivers of childhood intelligence: Evidence from Singapore” Journal of Biosocial Science, 45(1) 41-56.
- Pacheco, G., Rossouw, S. and Lewer, J. (2013) “Do Non-Economic Quality of Life Factors Drive Immigration?”, Social Indicators Research, 110(1), 1-15.
- Dye, J., Rossouw, S. and Pacheco, G. (2012) “Well-being of women in New Zealand: The changing landscape”, New Zealand Economic Papers, 46(3), 273-302.
- Maloney, T. and Pacheco, G. (2012) “Assessing the Possible Antipoverty Effects of Recent Rises in Age-Specific Minimum Wages in New Zealand”, Review of Income and Wealth, 58(4), 648-674.
- Kumar, S. and Pacheco, G. (2012) “What determines long term growth rates in Kenya”, Journal of Policy Modeling, 34(5), 705-718.
- Van der Westhuizen, D., Pacheco, G., and Webber, D. (2012) “Culture, participative decision making and job satisfaction”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(13), 2661-2679.
- Rossouw, S. and Pacheco, G. (2012) “Measuring Non-Economic Quality of Life on a Sub-National Level: A case study of New Zealand”, Journal of Happiness Studies, 13(3), 439-454.
- Pacheco, G. (2011) “Estimating employment impacts with binding minimum wage constraints”, The Economic Record 87(279), 587-602.
- Maloney, T. And Pacheco, G. (2010) “Interpreting changes in minimum wage incidence rates”, Australian Journal of Labour Economics 13(3), 219-240
- Pacheco, G. and Lange, T. (2010) “Political Participation and Life Satisfaction: A Cross-European Analysis”, International Journal of Social Economics 37(10), 686-702
- Lange, T., Pacheco, G. And Shrotryia, V. (2010) “Culture, Industrialisation and Multiple Domains of Workers’ Job Satisfaction: A Local Case of HR Strategy Redesign in India”, International Journal of Human Resource Management 21(13), 2438-2451
- Pacheco, G. (2009) “Revisiting the link between minimum wage and wage inequality: Empirical evidence from New Zealand”, Economics Letters 105(3), 336-339
- Pacheco, G. (2009) “What are Minimum and Sub-minimum wage workers?”, International Journal of Manpower 30(6), 529-548
- Fargher, S., Lange, T., and Pacheco, G. (2009) “The Economic Psychology of Subjective Well-Being: Latent Variable Modelling with Hedonic and Eudaimonic Moderators”, Empirical Economics Letters 8(1), 1-8
- Fargher, S., Kesting, S., Lange, T. and Pacheco, G. (2008) “Cultural Heritage and Job Satisfaction in Eastern and Western Europe”, International Journal of Manpower 29(7), 630-650
- Fitzgerald, J., Maloney, T. and Pacheco, G. (2008) “The Impact of Recent Changes in Family Assistance on Partnering and Women’s Employment in New Zealand”, New Zealand Economic Papers 42(1), 17-57
- Pacheco, G. (2008) “The Changing Role of Minimum Wage in New Zealand”, New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations 32(3), 2-17
- Knechel, R., Naiker, V. and Pacheco, G. (2007) “Does Auditor Industry Specialisation Matter? Evidence from Market Reaction to Auditor Switches”, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 26(1), 19-45
- Pacheco, G. and Cruickshank, A. (2007) “Minimum Wage Effects on Educational Enrolments in New Zealand”, Economics of Education Review 26(5), 574-587
- Pacheco, G. and Naiker, V. (2006) “Impact of the minimum wage on expected profits”, International Review of Applied Economics 20(4), 469-490
- Pacheco, G. and Maloney, T. (2003) “Are the Determinants of Intergenerational Welfare Dependency Gender-Specific”, Australian Journal of Labour Economics 6(3), 371-382
- Maloney, T., Maani, S. and Pacheco, G. (2003) “Intergenerational welfare participation in New Zealand”, Australian Economic Papers 42(3), 346-362
- Pacheco, G., and Maloney, T. (1999) “Does the Minimum Wage Reduce the Employment Prospects of Unqualified New Zealand Women”, New Zealand Journal of Labour Market Research 1, 51-69
- 2011 2010 Award for Best Research Team from Auckland University of Technology’s Business Faculty for ‘outstanding research performance’
- 2010 Best Paper Award – 6th Annual GABER Conference, New York, U.S.
- 2009 Dean’s Award – Student Centred Learning – Excellence in Teaching
- 2008 Emerging Researcher Award (Auckland University of Technology Business School)
- 2007 Nominated for Best Doctoral Thesis – University of Auckland Business School
- 2005 Best Economics Conference Presentation – NERA Consulting: PhD Conference in Business and Economics, Perth, Australia