Professor Frank Scrimgeour

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


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

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

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Contact Details

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

Papers Taught

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.

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

  • 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

  • Duppati, G., Scrimgeour, F., & Kumar, A. S. (2019). Country-level governance and capital markets in Asia-Pacific region. Indian Journal of Corporate Governance, 12(2), 187-212. doi:10.1177/0974686219886419

  • Duppati, G. R., Scrimgeour, F., & Sune, A. (2019). Relevance of corporate boards in driving performance in the period that covers financial crisis. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 19(2), 321-338. doi:10.1108/CG-11-2016-0204

  • Gani, A., & Scrimgeour, F. (2019). Can trading partner cultural diversity explain trade?. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 24(2), 313-327. doi:10.1080/13547860.2019.1602905

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