Professor Anna Strutt

Anna Strutt

Professor in Economics
Graduate Convenor, Economics
Subject Convenor, Economics

About Anna

Anna Strutt is a Professor of Economics at the University of Waikato, where she has held an academic position since 1996. She served as Chairperson of Economics (2016-2017) and is currently Waikato Management School’s Academic Director Asia Programmes and Agreements (2019-2024). Anna was a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Economics, University of Adelaide (2011-2017), where she completed her PhD in 1998. Anna is currently a GTAP Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University (2015-2018 and 2019-2022). She is also a member of the Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) International Steering Committee (2019-present), an Advisor to UNESCAP’s Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) (2020-present) and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Global Economic Analysis (2021-2024).

Anna teaches across a range of areas including: economic policy analysis, international trade, global policy modeling, business economics and the global business environment. She has extensive capacity building experience, particularly in South East Asia where she has taught numerous short courses. She also regularly contributes as an onsite instructor for Purdue University’s Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis and Short Course in Dynamic Global Trade Analysis, as well as contributing to GTAP’s online course on Preferential Trade Agreements.

Anna’s primary area of research expertise is international policy analysis, particularly quantitative analysis using global general equilibrium models. As well as publishing academic papers, she has served as a consultant or expert advisor to a range of national and international organizations, including: the Asian Development Bank; Asian Development Bank Institute; EU-VietNam Multilateral Trade Assistance Project (MUTRAP III); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Landcare Research; the Mekong Institute, Thailand; Productivity Commission, Australia; New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT); United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); and the World Bank.

Waikato Professor accepts two new international appointments

Modelling international trade regulations reveals hidden impacts

Impact of Covid-19 on global supply chains

    Papers Taught

    Research Interests

    International policy analysis

    Global trade modelling

    Computable general equilibrium (CGE) models

    Recent Publications

    • Rahman, M. M., & Strutt, A. (2021). Trade-restricting impacts of non-tariff measures in Bangladesh. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, online. doi:10.1080/13547860.2021.1963043

    • Walmsley, T., & Strutt, A. (2021). A comparison of approaches to modelling non-tariff measures. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 6(1), 1-33. doi:10.21642/JGEA.060101AF

    • Duong, M., Holmes, M., & Strutt, A. (2021). The impact of free trade agreements on FDI inflows: the case of Vietnam. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 26(3), 483-505. doi:10.1080/13547860.2020.1765717

    • Corong, E., Strutt, A., Kravchenko, A., & Duval, Y. (2021). Carbon border adjustment policies: Potential impacts on the Asia-Pacific region. In 24th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis. Virtual.

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    Development Economics,
    International Finance and Trade

    Contact Details

    Email: [email protected]
    Room: MSB.2.14
    Cellphone: +64 21 1101531