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  • Dr Rozana Himaz

    Senior Lecturer in Economics

    Business School

    Oxford Brookes Business School

    Rozana-Himaz-p0077322

    Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 482929

    Email: rhimaz@brookes.ac.uk

    Location: CLC 2.23

    Rozana has over 15 years of teaching economics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She taught micro, macro, econometrics and development economics at Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and the University of Sydney.

    Supervision

    10 MSc Students (supervision completed at Oxford and Oxford Brookes)

    2 Phd Students (Oxford Brookes), ongoing.

    Empirical invesigation into welfare and public policy related issues in South Asia and the UK using tools from statistics and microeconomics.

    Research group membership

    Advisory Board Member, Verite Research Asia

    Applied Economics, Finance and Development  Cluster, Oxford Brookes Business School

    Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University

    Research Associate, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Economics Department, Oxford (2014-2017)

    Research grants and awards

    2017 Oxford Brookes Internal Small Grant, round 13.

    2011 US$ 16000 (approx), World Bank to support research on returns to education over time based on pseudo-panel data

    2010 US $ 9000 (approx), World Bank to support the writing of a technical paper

    2002-2003 £5000 Montague Burton Award, Faculty of Economics and Politics, Cambridge

    2002-2004 £5000 Cambridge Political Economy Trust Award

    2003 £600 Smuts Fund Scholarship, University of Cambridge

    2000 £500 Luca D'Agliano Award, University of Cambridge

    2001/2004 £1300 Jesus College travel grant/St. John's College travel and conference grant

    2000/2001 £6000 London School of Economics merit scholarship towards tuition fees

    2000 US $ 3000, International Labour Organisation to write a paper on the national poverty alleviation programme Samurdhi in Sri Lanka

    1998 US $ 10000, World Bank to write a technical paper on public policies to support the private sector in Sri Lanka

    1993-1996 £50000 AUSAid John Crawford Merit Full Scholarship, University of Sydney.

    Research projects

    Austerity (together with Christopher Hood, Oxford)

    Child Poverty using Young Lives data http://www.younglives.org.uk/

    Girls in Engineering? (together with Pradeep Kumar Choudhury, JNU India).

     

    Research impact

    Research on Privatisation and labour issues used and cited in the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), World Bank and the Netherlands Consultant Trust Fund funded interactive CD-ROM Labour Issues in Infrastructure Reform Toolkit that provides practical tools and information to help policymakers and practitioners design, implement, and monitor labor programs in infrastructure reforms. (http://www.ppiaf.org/sites/ppiaf.org/files/documents/toolkits/LaborToolkit/Toolkit/index.html)

    Work on Andhra Pradesh, India cited and used in House of Commons: International Development Committee (2011), 'The Future of DFID's Programme in India: Eighth Report of Session 2010-12, Volume 1: Ev115-116.

    Hood, Heald, Himaz (2014) cited in Scottish Parliament Finance Committee Meeting 5 November 2014, session 4.

    Conceptual framework developed in Himaz and Hood (2014) adopted in the Cambridge University Philomathia fund project on Austerity.

    Research on Microfinance (under maiden name Salih) used in the Sri Lankan debate surrounding the Micro Finance Act. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/101114/BusinessTimes/bt10.html

    Archived data in public domain: Himaz, R (2015) Fiscal Squeeze: UK Public Finance and Political Variables Data 1900-2015 UK Data Service, ReshareAs part of a ESRC funded grant end of project report

    Further information

    Politics, Oxford University; https://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/research-staff/rozana-himaz.html

    Austerity- https://xgov.politics.ox.ac.uk/index.php/esrc-project.html

    IDEAS/RepEc link https://ideas.repec.org/e/phi82.html

    Verite Research, Asia http://www.veriteresearch.org/

     

    Books

    Journal articles

    • Himaz R, Aturupane H, 'Schooling and household welfare: The case of Sri Lanka from 1990 to 2006'
      Review of Development Economics (2018)
      ISSN: 1363-6669 eISSN: 1363-6669
      Abstract Website
    • Himaz R, 'Stunting later in childhood and outcomes as a young adult: Evidence from India'
      World Development 104 (April 2018) (2018) pp.344-357
      ISSN: 0305-750X eISSN: 0305-750X
      Abstract Website
    • Himaz R, Aturupane H, 'Returns to education in Sri Lanka: a pseudo panel approach'
      Education Economics (2015)
      ISSN: 0964-5292 eISSN: 0964-5292
      Abstract Website
    • Himaz R, Aturupane H, 'Returns to education in Sri Lanka: a pseudo-panel approach'
      Education Economics (2015)
      ISSN: 0964-5292 eISSN: 0964-5292
      Abstract Website
    • , 'Impact of Parental Death in Middle Childhood and Adolescence on Child Outcomes'
      Journal of African Economies (2013)
      ISSN: 0963-8024 eISSN: 0963-8024
      Website
    • , 'Intrahousehold Allocation of Education Expenditure: The Case of Sri Lanka'
      Economic Development and Cultural Change (2010)
      ISSN: 0013-0079 eISSN: 0013-0079
    • , 'Persistent Stunting in Middle Childhood: The Case of Andhra Pradesh Using Longitudinal Data'
      IDS Bulletin 40 (4) (2009)
      ISSN: 0265-5012 eISSN: 0265-5012
      Website
    • , 'Welfare Grants and Their Impact on Child Health: The Case of Sri Lanka'
      World Development 36 (2008) pp.1843-1857
      ISSN: 0305-750X eISSN: 0305-750X
      Abstract Website
    • Kelegama, S, Salih R (married name Himaz R), 'Labour Retrenchment in a Privatisation Programme: Policy Issues from the Sri Lankan Experience'
      Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences 21 (1998) pp.1-36
      ISSN: eISSN:
      Abstract

    Book chapters

    • Himaz R, Hood C, 'Comparing Fiscal Squeezes Across Nine Country Cases' in Hood, C. Heald D, Himaz, R. (ed.), When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective, Oxford University Press (2014)
      ISBN:
      Abstract
    • Hood C, Himaz R, 'The UK Geddes Axe of the 1920s in Perspective' in Hood, C. Heald, D. Himaz, R. (ed.), When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective, Oxford University Press (2014)
      ISBN: 978-0-19-726573-4
      Abstract
    • Heald D, Himaz R, Hood C, 'Politics in and after fiscal squeeze' in Hood, C. Heald D, Himaz, R. (ed.), 'When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective,, Oxford University Press (2014)
      ISBN: 978-0-19-726573-4
      Abstract Website
    • Salih R (married name Himaz R), 'Privatisation in Sri Lanka: Social Effects and Restructuring' in Joshi G (ed.), Privatization in South Asia: Minimizing Negative Social Effects through Restructuring, South Asia ultidiscipilnary Advisory Team (SAAT) International Labour Organization (ILO) New Delhi, India (2001)
      ISBN: 9221119017
    • Gunatilaka R, Salih R (married name Himaz R), 'How successful is Samurdhi's savings and credit programme in reaching the poor in Sri Lanka?' in How successful is Samurdhi's savings and credit programme in reaching the poor in Sri Lanka?,, Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka (1999)
      ISBN: , ISBN-10: 955-9122-77-0

    Other publications

    Areas of expertise

    education economics, impact evaluation, childhood poverty, microfinance, austerity.

    Membership of professional bodies

    Advsory Board Member, Verite Research Asia (2017 onwards)

    Committee Member, National Committee on Social Development (NCSD), Ministry of Social Services, Sri Lanka (2000)

    Committee Member, Social Development Management Information System (SOMIS), Ministry of Social Services, Sri Lanka (2000)

    Consultancy

    External Consultant for the World Bank D. C.  1998, 2010, 2011.

    Exernal Consultant for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 2000.

    External Consultant, Department of Politics, Oxford University, 2014-2015.

    Other experience

    University of Oxford (2007-2014), various roles: Researcher, Young Lives Project, Department of International Development, Lecturer in Economics, Queens College, Oxford; Economics Department sub-faculty, Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford; MSc Economics for Development (Supervisor, examiner).

    University of Cambridge (2001-2004):  Research Assistant Department of Applied Economics

    Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka (1997-2000), Research Economist

     

    Rozana is an applied economist whose main research interests are on issues pertaining to welfare and public policy in developing countries (mainly South Asia, Ethiopia and Vietnam) as well as the UK. Her work is empirical in nature using large household datasets and longitudinal data. She has looked in particular at gender biases in within household resource allocation, education, childhood poverty, impact evaluation (e.g., microfinance and public programs), the politics of austerity and its consequences. She has published widely in leading journals including World Development, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Review of Development Economics and with publishers such as Oxford University Press.  She read for her Ph. D. in Economics at the University of Cambridge, M.Sc in Economic History at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Bachelor of Economics (Honours), First Class degree at the University of Sydney, Australia.