Professor Frank G Scrimgeour

Frank Scrimgeour

Professor of Economics
Head of School of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Undergraduate/Graduate Convenor for Agribusiness

Qualifications: BAgSc(Hons) Lincoln College, PhD Hawaii, BD Melbourne

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About Frank

Professor Frank Scrimgeour's research focuses on the economics of agriculture, economics of the environment, regional economics and financial economics. He has recently completed 4 years as editor-in-chief for the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Volumes 61-64). He is President of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) and is a past president of both the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society and the New Zealand Association of Economists. He is committed to research informed teaching and research that informs economic policy and business practice.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

I am a current supervisor of 3 PhD students.  Chau Trinh Nguyen recently completed a PhD researching the economic efficiency of rice production in Vietnam.

Research Interests

I have current research projects focused on:

The agricultural economics discipline in NZ with Professor Ross Cullen.

The impact of Covid-19 on primary industries.

The economic contribution of charities.

Recent Publications

  • Nguyen Chau, T., & Scrimgeour, F. (2022). Productivity impacts of hybrid rice seeds in Vietnam. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 73(2), 414-429. doi:10.1111/1477-9552.12458

  • Li, L., & Scrimgeour, F. (2022). The co-integration of CDS and bonds in time-varying volatility dynamics: do credit risk swaps lower bond risks?. Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, 26(3), 475-497. doi:10.1515/snde-2019-0141

  • Wang, O., & Scrimgeour, F. (2022). Consumer adoption of online-to-offline food delivery services in China and New Zealand. British Food Journal, 124(5), 1590-1608. doi:10.1108/bfj-03-2021-0208

  • Nguyen, C. T., & Scrimgeour, F. (2022). Measuring the impact of climate change on agriculture in Vietnam: A panel Ricardian analysis. Agricultural Economics (United Kingdom), 53(1), 37-51. doi:10.1111/agec.12677

Find more research publications by Frank Scrimgeour


Agriculture; Climate; Economics; Energy; Environment; Environmental Resources and Planning; Finance

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.2.03
Phone: +64 7 838 4415
Cellphone: 021 416 051