Empirical invesigation into welfare, natural disasters and public policy using tools from statistics and microeconomics. Country expertise: India, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Peru, Indonesia, UK
Research group membership
Advisory Board Member, Verite Research Asia (https://www.veriteresearch.org/)
Research Centre for Business, Society and Global Challenges, Oxford Brookes Business School
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Economics Department, Oxford (2014-2017)
Research grants and awards
2019-2022, "Future Indonesian Tsunamis: Towards End-to-end Risk quantification (FITTER)". Value: £440K. Funder: Lloyds, UK.
2019: Research Excellence Award, Oxford Brookes University
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.
Welfare effects of tsunamis (project: Future of Indonesian Tsunamis together with colleagues from UCL, Brunel and Indonesia)
Covid-19 and impact on new entrants to the UK labour market (with colleagues from Oxfor Brookes)
Why are boys falling behind? disparities in educational attainment in Sri Lanka
Austerity UK, OECD countries (together with Christopher Hood, Oxford)
Child Poverty, growth faltering, orphanhood using a life-course approach (data from Young Lives http://www.younglives.org.uk/
Girls in Engineering? (together with Pradeep Kumar Choudhury, JNU India)
Oxford Brookes Research Impact Case Study, REF 2021.
Underlying research for Oxford University REF2014 case study https://impact.ref.ac.uk/casestudies/CaseStudy.aspx?Id=4625
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 labour programs in infrastructure reforms.
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.
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, Reshare. As part of a ESRC funded grant end of project report
IDEAS/RepEc link https://ideas.repec.org/e/phi82.html
Verite Research, Asia http://www.veriteresearch.org/