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Associate Professor Frank Agbola

Associate Professor

Newcastle Business School (Economics)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Frank Agbola joined the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2002. Prior to this, Dr Agbola held lecturing positions at Monash University, Australia, Curtin University, Australia, and University of Queensland, Australia. Dr Agbola has a strong background in applied econometrics, development economics and agricultural economics and has published in several top-tier refereed journals. Dr Agbola has taught in the areas of econometrics, business statistics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, development economics, and agricultural economics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr Agbola has supervised and currently supervising a number of PhD and Masters students in the areas of Financial Economics, Tourism Economics, SMEs, Microfinance, FDI and Economic Growth. Dr Agbola has served as a reviewer for Urban Studies, Economic Modelling, World Development, Tourism Management, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Energy Economics, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Asian Economics, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, Environmental and Development Economics, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, International Journal of Social Economics, Contemporary Economics, Contemporary Management Research, Ghana Social Science Journal, African Journal of Agricultural Research, International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, Journal of Business Economics and Management, and African Journal of Tourism and Hospitality. Dr Agbola consulted for Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome and Grains Research Committee of Western Australia.

Research Expertise
My research expertise is in the area of Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Economics, Financial Economics, Tourism Economics and SMEs.

Teaching Expertise
My teaching expertise is in the area of Econometrics, Economics, Financial Economics, Development Economics and Agricultural Economics.

Administrative Expertise
Deputy Head of Newcastle Business School, Head of Economics Discipline, NBS, FBL Research Committee Member, FBL Teaching and Learning Committee Member, Program Convenor for Master of Professional Economics & Graduate Certificate in Professional Economics, Program Convenor for Bachelor of Commerce (Economics), Course Coordinator for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses, Economics Discipline Representative on Bachelor of Development Studies Working Group, Economics Discipline Representative on Master of Social Change and Development Working Group, FBL Workload Working Party.

Collaborations
Currently, I am collaborating with: 1. Associate Professor Albert G. Assaf, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Research focus - Measuring Efficiency in Hotels. 2. Dr Pip Brock, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Research focus - LCA of Agricultural Products. 3. Mr Peter Herborn, Hunter Olives Association, Research focus - Olives Production in the NSW Hunter Region.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture Economics)(Hons), University of Ghana
  • Master of Commerce (Economics and Finance), Curtin University of Technology
  • Graduate Certificate (Practice-Tertiary Teaching), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Development Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • International Economics

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
140399 Econometrics not elsewhere classified 20
149999 Economics not elsewhere classified 10
140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified 70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/04/2014 -  Deputy Head of School (Research & Teaching and Learning) University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/07/2013 -  Associate Professor of Economics University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law
Australia
1/02/2009 - 1/12/2012 Head of Economics Discipline University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2008 - 1/06/2013 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
24/06/2002 - 31/12/2007 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Economics, Politics and Tourism
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/06/2002 Lecturer Monash University
Business and Law
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/12/1999 Lecturer Curtin University of Technology
Muresk Institute of Agriculture
1/01/1996 - 1/12/1996 Associate Lecturer University of Queensland Gatton Campus
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Membership - International Association of Applied Economics International Association of Applied Economics
Australia
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2014 Membership - The Econometrics Society The Econometrics Society
Australia
1/01/2003 -  Membership - Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
Australia
1/01/2003 -  Membership - Economic Society of Australia, NSW Chapter Economic Society of Australia, NSW Chapter
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2001 The Dynamic Adjustment in South African agriculture, 1965-99
Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Assaf A, Agbola F, 'Frontier Approaches for Performance Measurement in the Hospitality and Tourism Industries', Management Science Applications in Hospitality and Tourism: Theory, Practice and Applications, Apple Academic Press & CRC Press (Taylor Francis Group), Boca Raton 305-326 (2016)
2012 Set K, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Developing small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (TSMEs): The Malaysian experience', Malaysian SMEs in the New Economy, Cengage Learning, Andover 219-241 (2012) [B1]
Co-authors Amir Mahmood
2008 Agbola FW, 'Ghana's exchange-rate reform & its impact on the balance of trade', The Economy of Ghana: Analytical Perspectives on Stability, Growth & Poverty, James Currey Publishers, Oxford, United Kingdom 111-131 (2008) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2005 Kelley TG, Agbola FW, Saini YK, 'Challenges and opportunities for pulse trade in the Indian Sub-continent', New Challenges Facing Asian Agriculture Under Globalisation, Malaysian Agricultural Economics Association, Malaysia 209-224 (2005)
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Journal article (40 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Katusiime L, Agbola FW, Shamsuddin A, 'Exchange rate volatility¿economic growth nexus in Uganda', Applied Economics, 48 2428-2442 (2016)

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.The global financial crisis has disrupted trade and capital flows in most developing economies, resulting in an increased volatility of exchange rates. We... [more]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.The global financial crisis has disrupted trade and capital flows in most developing economies, resulting in an increased volatility of exchange rates. We develop an autoregressive distributed lag model to investigate the effect of exchange rate volatility on economic growth in Uganda. Using data spanning the period 1960¿2011, we find that exchange rate volatility positively affects economic growth in Uganda in both the short run and the long run. However, in the short run, political instability negatively moderates the exchange rate volatility¿economic growth nexus. These results are robust to alternative specifications of the economic growth model.

DOI 10.1080/00036846.2015.1122732
Co-authors Abul Shamsuddin
2016 Liu WS, Agbola FW, Dzator JA, 'The impact of FDI spillover effects on total factor productivity in the Chinese electronic industry: a panel data analysis', Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 21 217-234 (2016)

© 2016 Taylor & Francis.This paper empirically investigates the impact of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) on total factor productivity (TFP) growth in a developing country... [more]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis.This paper empirically investigates the impact of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) on total factor productivity (TFP) growth in a developing country, China. Utilising an endogenous growth theoretic framework, we estimate a model using 1328 firm-level data and spanning the period 2003¿2008. We find that the productivity gap constrains the impact of FDI on TFP, while foreign equity participation enhances technological transfer from foreign partners thus resulting in increased TFP in the Chinese electronic industry (CEI). Our findings demonstrate the need for greater investment in the human capital skill base, adopting flexible labour regulatory policies and encouraging investment in R&D as it enhances TFP in the CEI.

DOI 10.1080/13547860.2015.1137473
Co-authors Janet Dzator
2015 Assaf AG, Josiassen A, Agbola FW, 'Attracting international hotels: Locational factors that matter most', Tourism Management, 47 329-340 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd.With the increased international competition facing hotel chains, it is essential that the next destination they enter is the most attractive option possible.... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd.With the increased international competition facing hotel chains, it is essential that the next destination they enter is the most attractive option possible. The host destinations too have a keen interest in strategically positioning themselves in order to attract international hotels since their presence has several positive effects. Using, for the first time, actual on-location data we investigate the factors that matter most for international hotels when selecting host destinations. Specifically, we identify 23 factors that make a destination an attractive (or unattractive) location for international hotels. We then rank these. The results show that welcomeness, infrastructure, and crime rate are the three most important factors that influence the location of international hotels in host destinations.

DOI 10.1016/j.tourman.2014.10.005
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2015 Katusiime L, Shamsuddin A, Agbola FW, 'Foreign exchange market efficiency and profitability of trading rules: Evidence from a developing country', International Review of Economics and Finance, 35 315-332 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Inc.This paper empirically investigates market efficiency and trading rule profitability of the Ugandan foreign exchange market for the period January 1994 to Jun... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Inc.This paper empirically investigates market efficiency and trading rule profitability of the Ugandan foreign exchange market for the period January 1994 to June 2012. We test for market efficiency using a battery of variance ratio tests with superior size and power properties. We find that the Ugandan foreign exchange market is characterised by pricing inefficiency, except for a few brief episodes of efficiency. We also find that the Buy signals outperform the Sell signals in correctly predicting exchange rate movements, and yield higher returns. Investors can earn excess returns over a buy-and-hold strategy using trading rules but these returns diminish substantially after accounting for transaction costs. We conclude that the Ugandan foreign exchange market is generally characterised by weak-form inefficiency. However, market participants are unable to consistently exploit pricing inefficiencies due to transaction costs and time variation in the inefficiencies under changing market conditions. Our finding of time variation in market efficiency is consistent with the adaptive market hypothesis of Lo (2004).

DOI 10.1016/j.iref.2014.10.003
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Abul Shamsuddin
2015 Katusiime L, Shamsuddin A, Agbola FW, 'Macroeconomic and market microstructure modelling of Ugandan exchange rate', Economic Modelling, 45 175-186 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier B.V.This paper empirically investigates the usefulness of a hybrid model consisting of macroeconomic fundamentals and market microstructure variables in examining... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier B.V.This paper empirically investigates the usefulness of a hybrid model consisting of macroeconomic fundamentals and market microstructure variables in examining the dynamics of the Uganda shilling/US dollar foreign exchange rates. We employ macroeconomic fundamentals that are guided by the monetary model of exchange rates and market microstructure related frictions represented by order flow and bid-ask spreads to track long-run and short-run movements in exchange rates, respectively. Utilising the ARDL framework, we estimate the model using monthly data spanning the period January 1995 to March 2013. We find that our hybrid model is robust to alternative model specifications and provides an adequate framework to explain the dynamics of the Uganda shilling/US dollar foreign exchange rates.

DOI 10.1016/j.econmod.2014.10.059
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Abul Shamsuddin
2015 Pidani R, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'The impact of domestic constraints on export behaviour of small and medium-sized firms in Indonesia', Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 11 1-11 (2015) [C1]
Co-authors Amir Mahmood
2015 Jayaraman, Haron H, Feng C, Yusof N, Agbola FW, 'Determinants of the intention to use a natural gas vehicle (NGV) as an alternative to a petrol car: The case of Malaysia', Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, 10 36-49 (2015) [C1]
2014 Liu WS, Agbola FW, 'Regional analysis of the impact of inward foreign direct investment on economic growth in the Chinese electronic industry', Applied Economics, 46 2576-2592 (2014) [C1]

This article empirically investigates the impact of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) on regional economic growth in the Chinese electronic industry (CEI). Utilizing a provin... [more]

This article empirically investigates the impact of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) on regional economic growth in the Chinese electronic industry (CEI). Utilizing a provincial-level panel data spanning the period 1989 to 2009, we specify and estimate an endogenous economic growth model for the CEI. Empirical results indicate that, for the coastal region, FDI inflows have been growth enhancing, while in the central and western regions the impact of FDI on economic growth is mixed, depending on the channel of capital flow. Results also indicate that exports, human capital, science and technology investment and fixed asset investment are growth enhancing, while unemployment and foreign R&D investment are growth impeding in the CEI. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/00036846.2014.907478
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Assaf AG, Agbola FW, 'Efficiency Analysis of the Australian Accommodation Industry: A Bayesian Output Distance Function', Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 38 116-132 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1096348012451459
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2014 Agbola FW, 'Modelling the impact of foreign direct investment and human capital on economic growth: empirical evidence from the Philippines', Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 19 272-289 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13547860.2014.880282
2013 Agbola FW, 'Does human capital constrain the impact of foreign direct investment and remittances on economic growth in Ghana?', Applied Economics, 45 2853-2862 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2013 Agbola FW, 'The politics of agroforestry management in an HIV/AIDS environment: The South Africa experience', Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 9 40-48 (2013) [C1]
2012 Agbola FW, Evans NA, 'Modelling rice and cotton acreage response in the Murray Darling Basin in Australia', Agricultural Systems, 107 74-82 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2012 Pidani RR, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Do managerial characteristics promote export development? A case of manufacturing small and medium enterprises in Indonesia', Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 8 615 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Amir Mahmood
2011 Assaf AG, Agbola FW, 'Total productivity in the Australian hotel industry: Estimating and bootstrapping Malmquist indices', Tourism Analysis, 16 295-304 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
2011 Assaf AG, Agbola FW, 'Modelling the performance of Australian hotels: A DEA double bootstrap approach', Tourism Economics, 17 73-89 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.5367/te.2011.0027
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 22
2010 Acupan AB, Agbola FW, 'International labour migration, remittances and poverty alleviation in the Philippines', Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 6 1-12 (2010) [C1]
2010 Agbola FW, Acupan AB, 'An empirical analysis of international labour migration in the Philippines', Economic Systems, 34 386-396 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ecosys.2010.03.002
Citations Scopus - 7
2010 Agbola FW, Lambert DK, 'Skilling Australia for the future? A study of quality assurance in Australia's vocational education and training', Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 62 327-349 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13636820.2010.509805
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Agbola FW, 'Aggregate imports and expenditure components in the Philippines: An econometric analysis', Indian Economic Review, 44 155-170 (2009) [C1]
2009 Chemsripong S, Agbola FW, Lee JE, 'Regional integration and intra-industry trade in manufactures between Thailand and other APEC countries', Singapore Economic Review, 54 135-148 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1142/s0217590809003148
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009 Damoense MY, Agbola FW, 'Economic analysis of the impact of policy reforms on the South African automobile industry', International Journal of Economic Perspectives, 3 285-296 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2008 Parthasarathy Rao P, Agbola FW, Bhagavatula S, Bantilan MCS, 'Global price trends of ICRISAT mandate crops', ICRISAT Policy Brief, 1-8 (2008) [C2]
2006 Agbola FW, 'Persistence in Regional Hidden Unemployment Disparities in Australia', Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 12 3-19 (2006) [C1]
2005 Agbola FW, Damoense MY, 'Time-series estimation of import demand functions for pulses in India', Journal of Economic Studies, 32 146-157 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/01443580510600922
Citations Scopus - 32
2005 Agbola FW, Harrison SR, 'Empirical investigation of investment behaviour in Australia's pastoral region', Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 49 47-62 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8489.2005.00277.x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2005 Agbola FW, 'Optimal Intertemporal Investment in Australian Agriculture: An Empirical Investigation', Agricultural Economics Review, 6 5-14 (2005) [C1]
2005 Agbola FW, Chemsripong S, Lee JE, 'Intra-Industry Trade in Manufactures Between Thailand and Other Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Countries', Applied Econometrics and International Development, 5 63-82 (2005) [C1]
2005 Agbola FW, 'Integrating Hidden Unemployment in the Measurement of Unemployment in Selected OECD Countries', Applied Econometrics and International Development, 5 91-108 (2005) [C1]
2005 Agbola FW, 'Estimating Demand Elasticities with the Linear Approximate Almost Ideal Demand System (LA/AIDS): Some Empirical Evidence from India', The Empirical Economics Letters, 4 1-14 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.2307/2109891
Citations Web of Science - 51
2005 West KL, Agbola FW, 'Causality Links Between Asset Prices and Cash Rate in Australia', International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies, 2 93-110 (2005) [C1]
2005 Agbola FW, Kunanopparat C, 'Determinants of exchange rate practices: some empirical evidence from Thailand', Applied Economics, 37 807-816 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00036840500061061
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2004 Agbola FW, Damoense MY, Saini YK, 'South Africa: impact of HIV/AIDS on food demand', International Journal of Social Economics, 31 721-731 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/03068290410540909
Citations Scopus - 3
2004 Agbola FW, 'Post World War II - Wool policy reform in Australia, 1946-1991: Lessons for developing countries', The ICFAI Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1 20-35 (2004) [C1]
2004 Agbola FW, 'Agricultural Policy Reform in India: Implications for Pulse Trade, Prices and Production, 1970-1999', Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives, 1-15 (2004) [C1]
2003 Agbola FW, 'Estimation of Food Demand Patterns in South Africa Based on a Survey of Households', Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 35 663-670 (2003) [C1]
2002 Agbola FW, Saini YK, 'Effect of Household Characteristics on the Decision to Consume Staple Foods in South Africa', Agrekon, 41, No. 4 280-294 (2002) [C1]
2002 Agbola FW, Kelley TG, Bent MJ, Rao PP, 'Chickpea Marketing in India: Challenges and Opportunities', Australasia Agribusiness Perspectives, 53 (2002) [C1]
2002 Agbola FW, Kelley TG, Bent MJ, Parthasarathy Rao P, 'Eliciting and valuing market preferences with traditional food crops: The case of chickpea in India', International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 5 7-21 (2002)

During the past decade the Indian chickpea industry underwent a dramatic structural shift following the implementation of market-oriented policies by the Government of India. This... [more]

During the past decade the Indian chickpea industry underwent a dramatic structural shift following the implementation of market-oriented policies by the Government of India. This paper examines consumer attitudes to quality characteristics of chickpea in India. A linear hedonic price model is estimated using auction price and quality data of chickpea samples obtained from major markets in India. Empirical results indicate that specific physical quality characteristics and purity standards are important factors influencing the price of chickpea in India. Thus, there may be an incentive for domestic producers and sellers of chickpea-and exporting countries-to improve the quality of their product, if improvements in specific physical characteristics and purity can be obtained cost effectively. As trade prospects grow for regionally important food crops like chickpea and other pulses, it is essential that food managers, commodity exporters, and crop breeders have access to critical market information in order to assess the relative economic importance of preferred quality traits and plan their strategies accordingly. © 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/S1096-7508(02)00110-6
Citations Scopus - 6
2001 Agbola FW, 'A Dynamic Adjustment Model for South African agriculture: 1965-99', Agrekon, 40 549-562 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (49 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Sami J, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Re-examination of sustainability of current account deficit in Pacific Island Economies' (2016)
Co-authors Amir Mahmood
2016 Sami J, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Modelling the dynamics of current account deficit in Pacific Island Economies' (2016)
Co-authors Amir Mahmood
2016 Liu WS, Agbola FW, 'Foreign Direct Investment and International Trade: New Theoretical Implications from China¿s Experience' (2016)
2015 Agbola FW, 'On the determinants of short run economic growth in Ghana' (2015) [O1]
2014 Lam CS, Agbola FW, 'Economic Returns to Investment in Human Capital: New Empirical Evidence from Financial Planners in Hong Kong' (2014)
2014 Liu WS, Agbola FW, 'Does foreign direct investment enhance productivity growth in a transition economy? empirical evidence from China' (2014)
2013 Set K, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Tourism Entrepreneur: The Malaysian Experience', http://icstm.org/cfp.htm (2013)
Co-authors Amir Mahmood
2013 Set K, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Tourism management practices and SMEs performance: evidence from Malaysia' (2013)
Co-authors Amir Mahmood
2013 Katusiime L, Shamsuddin A, Agbola FW, 'Modelling the macroeconomic and market microstructure of Ugandan exchange rate using an autoregressive distributed lag approach' (2013)
2012 Agbola FW, 'On the determinants of remittance flow to Ghana' (2012)
2011 Razali B, Agbola FW, 'Intellectual capital and business performance of Malaysian publicly listed companies' (2011)
2011 Agbola FW, 'Do remittances matter for developing countries¿ financial development and economic growth?' (2011)
2010 Agbola FW, 'An empirical analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment, human capital and remittances on economic growth in Ghana' (2010)
2010 Motaung T, Agbola FW, 'Black economic empowerment and small and medium enterprises in South Africa' (2010)
2009 Acupan AB, Agbola FW, 'International labour migration, remittances and poverty alleviation in the Philippines', IABPAD Conference Proceedings (2009) [E1]
2009 Damoense MY, Agbola FW, 'Dynamics of output and inflation: the role of monetary policy in South Africa.' (2009)
2009 Pidani RR, Mahmood A, Agbola FW, 'Evaluating the differences of perceptions of manufacturing SMEs about export barriers in Indonesia' (2009)
Co-authors Amir Mahmood
2009 Liu SW, Agbola FW, Dzator JA, 'Is foreign direct investment a catalyst for economic growth in the Chinese electronic industry?' (2009)
Co-authors Janet Dzator
2009 Agbola FW, Lambert D, 'Skilling Australia for the future? A study of quality assurance in Australia's vocational education and training', Unemployment and the Global Financial Crisis: Policy, Partnerships and Practice: Presentation Summaries (2009) [E1]
2008 Agbola FW, Acupan AB, 'What drives international labour migration in the Philippines?', 2008 EABR & TLC Conferences Proceedings (2008) [E1]
2007 Agbola FW, 'Foreign direct investment and economic growth: Some empirical evidence from The Philippines', 36th Australian Conference of Economists 2007. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
2007 Agbola FW, 'Modelling the dynamics of house prices in Australia', 38th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists. Papers (2007) [E1]
2007 Damoence MY, Agbola FW, 'A welfare analysis of policy reforms in the South African automotive industry', International Conference on Modelling Economic Dynamics: MED2007 Conference Papers (2007) [E1]
2007 Acupan AB, Agbola FW, 'On the determinants of international labour migration in The Philippines', Singapore Economic Review Conference 2007. Program (2007) [E2]
2006 Agbola FW, 'World Chickpea Market: An Overview of the Dynamics of Production, Trade and Price', 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (2006) [E2]
2006 Agbola FW, So R, 'Predicting Individual Firm's Stock Crash at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange', 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Business - Engagement and Change: Managing in a Free Trade Environment (2006) [E1]
2005 West KL, Agbola FW, 'On the Determinants of Australia's Cash Rate', 46th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists (2005) [E1]
2005 Damoense MY, Agbola FW, 'Estimating the Long-Run Effects of Exchange Rate Devaluation on the Trade Balance of South Africa', 46th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists (2005) [E2]
2005 Chemsripong S, Agbola FW, Lee JE, 'WTO Regional integration and intra-industry trade in manufactures in Thailand', Singapore Economic Review Conference (2005) [E2]
2004 Agbola FW, 'Regional Income Inequality in Australia, 1978-2003', A Future that Works: economics, employment and the environment - 6th Path to Full Employment Conference and 11th National Conference on Unemployment (2004) [E2]
2004 Agbola FW, 'The impact of HIV/AIDS on agroforestry management in South Africa', 1st World Agroforestry Congress (2004) [E2]
2004 Agbola FW, 'Does devaluation improve trade balance of Ghana?', International Conference on Ghana's Economy at the Half Century (2004) [E2]
2003 Agbola FW, Kunanopparat C, 'The Choice of Exchange Rate Regime: Evidence from Thailand', 2003 Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists on "Better Policy Making Through Strategic Thinking" (2003) [E2]
2003 Agbola FW, 'Pulse Policy Reform in India: Implications for Trade, Prices and Production, 1970-1999', 47th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (2003) [E2]
2003 Agbola FW, Damoense MY, 'An empirical examination of import demand for pulses in India', 47th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (2003) [E2]
2003 Agbola FW, Damoense MY, Saini YK, 'HIV/AIDS and South Africa's Agricultural Sector: Impact on Food Demand', 47th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (2003) [E2]
2003 Agbola FW, 'Hidden Unemployment in Selected OECD Countries', The Underutilisation of Europe's Labour Resources - Proceedings of a Workshop (2003) [E1]
2003 Agbola FW, 'Regional hidden unemployment disparity and persistence in Australia', The Full Employment Imperative - 5th Path to Full Employment Conference and 10th National Conference on Unemployment (2003) [E1]
2002 Agbola FW, Maitra P, McLaren KR, 'The analysis of consumer demand for food in South Africa using an Almost Ideal Demand System: Some preliminary results' (2002)
2002 Agbola FW, Kelley TG, Bent MJ, P-Rao P, 'A hedonic price analysis of quality characteristics of Chickpeas in India' (2002)
2002 Agbola FW, Damoense MY, Saini YK, 'The impact of HIV/AIDS on the South African economy: A case study of the agricultural sector', XIV INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE: PREVENTION SCIENCE (2002)
2001 Agbola FW, 'A dynamic adjustment model for South African agriculture: 1965-97', Agrekon (2001) [E1]

This paper utilises an optimal intertemporal investment model to examine short-run dynamics in South African agriculture between 1965 and 1997. The use an optimal intertemporal in... [more]

This paper utilises an optimal intertemporal investment model to examine short-run dynamics in South African agriculture between 1965 and 1997. The use an optimal intertemporal investment theory provides an insight into aspects affirm behaviour, including quasi-fixity of inputs, rates of adjustment of quasi-fixed inputs and short-run elasticities of factor demand for labour, capital and land. The principal empirical finding is that quasi-fixity of inputs of labour, capital and land is characteristic of agricultural production. Empirical results indicate that it takes about two years for labour, four years for capital and six years for land to adjust to their long-run optimal levels. Results indicate that investment decisions about labour, capital and land are made independently of each other. Short-run factor demand responses are inelastic with respect to own-price and cross-price of inputs used in agricultural production. The results demonstrate that changes in input and output prices are likely to have a less than proportionate impact on the demand for inputs in South African agriculture.

DOI 10.1080/03031853.2001.9524972
2001 Agbola F, 'Consumer Characteristics and Factors Influencing the Consumption of Traditional Foods: A Case of South Africa' (2001) [E1]
2000 Agbola FW, Bent MJ, Kelley TG, P-Rao P, 'Characterising the Indian chickpea market ¿ a market survey' (2000)
2000 Agbola FW, 'Estimating the demand for food and non-food items in India using an Almost Ideal Demand System modelling approach' (2000)
1999 Agbola FW, 'The structure of production and investment in Australia¿s pastoral zone' (1999)
1995 Agbola FW, Longmire J, 'Testing for recent structural change in Australian wool supply: a pooled cross-sectional and time-series analysis' (1995)
1995 Agbola FW, 'Measuring technical efficiency in Australian wool supply using a time-varying stochastic frontier approach' (1995)
1995 Agbola FW, Longmire J, 'Policy changes in the Australian wool industry: A perspective on the role of economists in policy decision-making' (1995)
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Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2001 Agbola FW, Kelley TG, Bent MJ, P-Rao P, 'Quantifying the Value of Quality Characteristics in the Indian Chickpea Market', Grains Research Committee of Western Australia, 56 (2001)
1999 Agbola FW, Bent MJ, Kelley TG, P-Rao P, 'Characterising the Indian Chickpea Market', Grains Research Committee of Western Australia, 26 (1999)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $99,841

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $50,000

A collaborative supply chain study, with a focus on pre-farm inputs, using Life Cycle Assessment.$50,000

Funding body: Grains Research and Development Corporation

Funding body Grains Research and Development Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Michael Stockenhuber, Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501061
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Rural R&D
Category 1RS
UON Y

20081 grants / $2,500

European Applied Business Research Conference, Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Germany, 16/6/2008 - 20/6/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189018
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $17,740

Chickpea for the 21st Century: Trends, Projections and Policy Implications using the IMPACT-WATER modelling framework$15,240

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187869
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

International Conference on modelling econimic dynamics, Hull, United Kingdom, 23/8/2007 - 25/8/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188082
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20062 grants / $9,430

The Changing Competitiveness in the World Chickpea Market$5,930

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186491
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Changing Competitiveness in the World Chickpea Market$3,500

Funding body: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Funding body International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme University Grant Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186849
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

20051 grants / $7,000

Exchange rate pass-through and its real effects on inflation in Ghana$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185722
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $2,500

1st World Congress of Agroforestry (Economy of Ghana Conference), 28 June - 2 July 2004$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184044
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $8,375

Regional hidden unemployment disparities and persistence: A comparative study of Australia and the US$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183281
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

5th Pathway to Full Employment Conference and the 10th National Conference on Unemployment 10 to 12 December 2003$375

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183784
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $2,296

Europe's Labour Market Resources, Maastricht, Netherlands 4-5 October, 2002$2,296

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Frank Agbola
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182505
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed13
Current11

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD6.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Is Corruption Decisive in Explaining the Low Growth of Savings in Developing Countries?
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Regional Integration, Trade Survival and Exchange Rates: Evidence from the East African Community (EAC).
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Exploring Vulnerability of Migrant Women in Vietnam
PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE ROLE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOUR AND CAPABILITIES IN INTERNATIONALISATION AND FIRM PERFORMANCE OF AGRO-BASED SMEs IN UGANDA
PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD A Study of Supply Chain Integration and Firm Performance: A Case of Grower-Roaster Collaborative Relationships in the Vietnamese Coffee Industry
PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Inhibitors of Supply Chain Integration in Manufacturing-based SMEs in Malawi
PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Finances, Governance, Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa - Three Empirical Essays
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Ownership Structure, Managerial Behaviour and 'The New Zealand Productivity Puzzle': Theory, Evidence and Applications
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Capital Structure, Corporate Governance and Firm Performance
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD New Perspectives on Current Account Dynamics in Pacific Island Economies
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Delivering Sustainabiltiy to Urban Economies: A Case Study of the Lower Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Masters Microfinance and Poverty Reduction: The Case of Northeastern Mindanao, The Philippines
M Philosophy (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Three Empirical Essays on the Ugandan Foreign Exchange Market
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Determining the Key Success Factors of Tourism Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (TSMEs) in Malaysia
PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Impact of Networking on Firms' Export Performance: The Case of SMEs in New South Wales, Australia
PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD An Investigation of the Effect of Inward Foreign Direct Investment on the Performance in the Chinese Electronic Industry
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Identifying Export Barriers and Export Development of Indonesian Manufacturing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Financial Development and its Impact on Economic Growth: A Post-Keynesian Empirical Contribution to the Debate on Financial Development
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 Honours An empirical analysis of the Australian macroeconomy: a SVAR modelling approach, 2003-2008
Economics, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2009 Honours Economic analysis of the impact of water trading on the acreage response of irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia
Economics, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006 Honours Should the AWB remain a Single Desk Seller? An Examination of Price Premiums
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2004 PhD Economic Analysis of Intra-Industry Trade between Thailand and other Asian Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Countries
PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2004 Honours Modelling House Price Dynamics in Major Australian Capital Cities
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003 Honours The Impact of House Prices on the Australian Economy
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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News

Research Team Wins Grant Funds

Research Team Wins Grant Funds

October 2, 2015

A collaborative supply chain study, with a focus on pre-farm inputs, using Life Cycle Assessment

Associate Professor Frank Agbola

Positions

Associate Professor
Newcastle Business School
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Economics

Contact Details

Email frank.agbola@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 2048
Fax (02) 4921 6911

Office

Room SR 148
Building Social Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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