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Levente Timar

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Land-use modelling in New Zealand: current practice and future needs

The drivers of land-use decisions are complex, and models provide a structured methodology for investigating these. For the public and private sectors to make robust land-use decisions under uncertainty, high-quality modelling tools and data are essential.
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Modelling the potential impact of New Zealand’s freshwater reforms on land-based Greenhouse Gas emissions

This report is the first national assessment of the indirect impacts of the NPS-FM on New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).
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Yield to change: modelling the land-use response to climate-driven changes in pasture production

In contrast to most economic drivers of land-use change, climate-related drivers display substantial geographic variation. Accounting for this spatial heterogeneity is important in simulations of the land-use response to climate change. I use a discrete choice model to estimate the relationship between pasture yields and...
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Does money grow on trees? Mitigation under climate policy in a heterogeneous sheep-beef sector

Summary haiku Ruminating on Methane. Land use will change and Someone’s gotta pay. Abstract I use simulations from the Land Use in Rural New Zealand model to consider mitigation for different classes of sheep-beef farms under climate policy. Farmers in the model can respond to...
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Labour market dynamics following a regional disaster

The 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes caused major upheaval to the people of the region. The second major quake killed 185 people, forced many from their homes, and closed Christchurch’s central business district. This paper examines the consequential effect on jobs and accumulated earnings for workers in...