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Heshmati, A. (2018). A review of the circular economy and its implementation. International Journal of Green Economics
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Green Economics, ISSN 1744-9928, E-ISSN 1744-9936Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2018
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38375 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2018-01-08
Heshmati, A. (2018). An empirical survey of the ramification of a green economy. International Journal of Green Economics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An empirical survey of the ramification of a green economy
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Green Economics, ISSN 1744-9928, E-ISSN 1744-9936Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2018
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38376 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2018-01-08
Heshmati, A., Rashidghalam, M. & Nilsson, P. (2018). Measurement and analysis of multidimensional well-being in Rwanda. In: A. Heshmati (Ed.), Rwanda Handbook of Economic and Social Policy: Volume 1 (pp. 291-325). Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measurement and analysis of multidimensional well-being in Rwanda
2018 (English)In: Rwanda Handbook of Economic and Social Policy: Volume 1 / [ed] A. Heshmati, Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School , 2018, p. 291-325Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The well-being of families and their children is given high priority in development goals. Children’s well-being in Africa is important since the growing number of children is the greatest resource of this continent. Rwanda was one of the first countries that ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The country, despite its very low GDP per capita, also has one of the best child well-being indicators in Africa. In the recent past the country has also had two important achievements: protection of children by establishing the National Commission for Children and launching a Strategy for National Child Care Reform. The measures aim to protect children’s rights and integrate children into families that are supported to provide needed care to them. These achievements are largely the result of strong laws and policies many of which have been developed with support from UNICEF. Investments in children’s well-being will help in addressing many persistent difficulties that society may have to face in the future. What happens during the early years is of crucial importance for every child’s development. This period offers great opportunities, but children are also vulnerable to negative influences. The objective of this research is to estimate multidimensional well-being of children and their families in Rwanda. The aim is to compute an overall well-being index decomposed into its underlying main components. The households are ranked by the level of well-being and by various household and community characteristics. The results shed light on the state and changes in the well-being of children and their families in Rwanda indicating which provinces and districts offer relatively better conditions for them. This can serve as a model for public policies aimed at improving general well-being in the country.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, 2018
Series
JIBS Research Reports, ISSN 1403-0462 ; 2017-2
Keyword
Well-being; multidimensional index; sustainable development; Rwanda
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38517 (URN)978-91-86345-78-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-01-15Bibliographically approved
Heshmati, A., Kumbhakar, S. C. & Kim, J. (2018). Persistent and transient efficiency of international airlines. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Persistent and transient efficiency of international airlines
2018 (English)In: European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, ISSN 1567-7133, E-ISSN 1567-7141Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Technische Universiteit Delft, 2018
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38377 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2018-01-08
Heshmati, A. (Ed.). (2018). Rwanda Handbook of Economic and Social Policy: Volume 1. Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, and University of Rwanda
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rwanda Handbook of Economic and Social Policy: Volume 1
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, and University of Rwanda, 2018. p. 721
Series
JIBS Research Reports, ISSN 1403-0462 ; 2017-2
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38519 (URN)978-91-86345-78-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-01-15Bibliographically approved
Rahimpoor, M., Heshmati, A. & Ahmadizad, A. (2017). A New Weighting Approach to Non-Parametric Composite Indices Compared with Principal Components Analysis. International Journal of Industrial Mathematics, 9(1), 59-73
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A New Weighting Approach to Non-Parametric Composite Indices Compared with Principal Components Analysis
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Industrial Mathematics, ISSN 2008-5621, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 59-73Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction of Human Development Index (HDI) by UNDP in early 1990 followed a surge in use of non-parametric and parametric indices for measurement and comparison of countries performance in development, globalization, competition, well-being and etc. The HDI is a composite index of three indicators. Its components are to reflect three major dimensions of human development: longevity, knowledge and access to resources represented by GDP per capita, educational attainment and life expectancy. In recent years additional gender and poverty aspects are included. A known example of the non-parametric index is the HDI, while Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and Factor Analysis (FA) are among the parametric counterparts. The indices differ mainly in respect to weighting the indicators in their aggregation. The non-parametric index assumes the weights, while the parametric approach estimates them. In this research, it is aimed to purpose a new weighting approach to non-parametric indices when they are used simultaneous with principal components analysis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Islamic Azad University, 2017
Keyword
Principal Components Analysis, Non-Parametric Indicators, Composite Indices, Weighting Schemes
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34364 (URN)IHHÖvrigtIS (Local ID)IHHÖvrigtIS (Archive number)IHHÖvrigtIS (OAI)
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2017-02-08Bibliographically approved
Heshmati, A. & Su, B. (2017). Analysis of gender wage differential in China’s urban labor market. Singapore Economic Review, 62(2), 423-445
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis of gender wage differential in China’s urban labor market
2017 (English)In: Singapore Economic Review, ISSN 0217-5908, Vol. 62, no 2, p. 423-445Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper estimates the gender wage gap and its composition in China's urban labor market. The traditional Blinder–Oaxaca (1973) decomposition method with different weighing systems is employed. To correct for potential selection bias caused by women's labor force participation, we employ the Heckman's two-step procedure to estimate the female wage function. A large proportion of the gender wage gap is unexplained by differences of productive characteristics of individuals. Even though women have higher level of education attainments on average, they receive lower wages than men. Both facts suggest a potential discrimination against women in China.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
World Scientific, 2017
Keyword
Discrimination; wage gap; decomposition; selection bias; gender; China's labor market
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25971 (URN)10.1142/S021759081550071X (DOI)000400267700009 ()2-s2.0-84940829150 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-03-12 Created: 2015-03-12 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Heshmati, A. & Kim, Y. (2017). Analysis of Pay Inequality and its Impacts on Growth and Performance in the Korean Manufacturing Industry Post Asian Financial Crisis. UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 1(1), 9-21
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis of Pay Inequality and its Impacts on Growth and Performance in the Korean Manufacturing Industry Post Asian Financial Crisis
2017 (English)In: UKH Journal of Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2520-7806, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 9-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the relationship between pay inequality, economic growth, and performance in Korea. Pay inequality is estimated by using Theil’s index to identify the factors determining the level of pay inequality, and establish its relationship with economic growth and performance. For the empirical results we use panel data on the Korean manufacturing sector for the period 1993 to 2003. It appears that a large portion of rising pay inequality can be attributed to rising relative pay among the small-sized firms, outside the capital city area and in the ICT sectors which were affected by the economic structural reform since 1997. The findings support the hypothesis of an “augmented” Kuznets Curve, according to which certain developed countries are found on an upward-sloping addendum to the original formulation of Kuznets.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Kurdistan Hewlêr, 2017
Keyword
Economic Growth, Financial Crisis, Kuznets Curve, Pay Inequality, Performance
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38367 (URN)10.25079/ukhjss.v1n1y2017.pp9-21 (DOI)IHHÖvrigtIS (Local ID)IHHÖvrigtIS (Archive number)IHHÖvrigtIS (OAI)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2018-01-08Bibliographically approved
Ndagijimana, J., Nzasingizimana, T. & Heshmati, A. (2017). Econometric analysis of business start-ups in Rwanda. In: Almas Heshmati (Ed.), Economic Transformation for Poverty Reduction in Africa: A Multidimensional Approach: (pp. 240-264). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Econometric analysis of business start-ups in Rwanda
2017 (English)In: Economic Transformation for Poverty Reduction in Africa: A Multidimensional Approach / [ed] Almas Heshmati, New York: Routledge, 2017, p. 240-264Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2017
Series
Routledge studies in development economics, ISSN 1359-7884 ; 134
National Category
Business Administration Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37210 (URN)2-s2.0-85021879687 (Scopus ID)IHHövrigtIS (Local ID)9781351797245 (ISBN)9781138635197 (ISBN)IHHövrigtIS (Archive number)IHHövrigtIS (OAI)
Available from: 2017-09-07 Created: 2017-09-07 Last updated: 2017-09-07Bibliographically approved
Heshmati, A. (Ed.). (2017). Economic transformation for poverty reduction in Africa: A multidimensional approach. New York: Routledge
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2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2017. p. 318
Series
Routledge studies in development economics, ISSN 1359-7884 ; 134
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37214 (URN)10.4324/9781315206516 (DOI)2-s2.0-85022089789 (Scopus ID)IHHövrigtIS (Local ID)9781351797245 (ISBN)9781138635197 (ISBN)IHHövrigtIS (Archive number)IHHövrigtIS (OAI)
Available from: 2017-09-07 Created: 2017-09-07 Last updated: 2017-09-07Bibliographically approved
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