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-elect 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 Chief Supervisor of Chau Trinh Nguyen 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

  • Wang, O., & Scrimgeour, F. (2021). Willingness to adopt a more plant-based diet in China and New Zealand: Applying the theories of planned behaviour, meat attachment and food choice motives. Food Quality and Preference, 93, 12 pages. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2021.104294

  • Li, L., & Scrimgeour, F. (2021). The co-integration of CDS and bonds in time-varying volatility dynamics: do credit risk swaps lower bond risks?. Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, online, 23 pages. doi:10.1515/snde-2019-0141

  • Duppati, G., Scrimgeour, F., Chancharat, S., & Kijkasiwat, P. (2021). Ethnic diverse and financing choices affecting of business survival: A case study of New Zealand small- and medium-sized enterprises. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, online, 15 pages. doi:10.1108/jefas-11-2019-0270

  • Duppati, G., Rao, N., Matlani, N., Scrimgeour, F., & Patnaik, D. (2020). Gender diversity and firm performance: evidence from India and Singapore. Applied Economics, 52(14), 1553-1565. doi:10.1080/00036846.2019.1676872

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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