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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.

Qualifications

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

Research

Research keywords

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

Research expertise

My research expertise is in the area of Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Agricultural Economics,

International Economics, Financial Economics, Tourism Economics and SMEs.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
140200Applied Economics70
140399Econometrics Not Elsewhere Classified20
149999Economics Not Elsewhere Classified10

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - The Econometrics Society
  • Member - International Association of Applied Economics
  • Member - Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
  • Member - Economic Society of Australia, NSW Chapter

Appointments

Deputy Head of School (Research)
Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle, Australia (Australia)
01/04/2014
Former Head of Economics Discipline
Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle, Australia (Australia)
01/01/2009 - 01/12/2012

Awards

Best Paper Award

2001The Dynamic Adjustment in South African agriculture, 1965-99
Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (Australia)
Best Contributed Paper at 2001 Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa Conference

Collaboration

Currently, I am collaborating with:

1. Associate Professor Anthony TH Chin

Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Research focus - Port Efficiency and Economic Growth

2. Assistant Professor Albert G. Assaf, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research focus - Measuring Efficiency in Hotels

3. Dr Pip Brock

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Research focus - LCA of Primary Products

Researching in the area of Agricultural Economics

4. Mr Peter Herborn, Hunter Olives Association

Research focus - Olives Production in the Hunter Region

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Course Coordination, Economics Discipline Representative on Bachelor of Development Studies Group, Faculty Group Project Working Party, Head of Economics Discipline, Program Convenor for Bachelor of Commerce (Economics), Research Committee Member

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • International Economics

Teaching expertise

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

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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Agbola 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]
2005Agbola 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]
2005Agbola FW, Damoense MY, 'Time-series estimation of import demand functions for pulses in India', Journal of Economic Studies, 32 146-157 (2005) [C1]
2005Agbola FW, Kunanopparat C, 'Determinants of exchange rate practices: some empirical evidence from Thailand', Applied Economics, 37 807-816 (2005) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

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2012Set 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

2008Agbola 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]

Journal article (32 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Assaf 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]
2014Agbola 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]
2013Agbola 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]
2013Agbola 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]
2012Pidani 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

2012Agbola FW, Evans NA, 'Modelling rice and cotton acreage response in the Murray Darling Basin in Australia', Agricultural Systems, 107 74-82 (2012) [C1]
2011Assaf AG, Agbola FW, 'Modelling the performance of Australian hotels: A DEA double bootstrap approach', Tourism Economics, 17 73-89 (2011) [C1]
2011Assaf AG, Agbola FW, 'Total productivity in the Australian hotel industry: Estimating and bootstrapping Malmquist indices', Tourism Analysis, 16 295-304 (2011) [C1]
2010Agbola FW, Acupan AB, 'An empirical analysis of international labour migration in the Philippines', Economic Systems, 34 386-396 (2010) [C1]
2010Agbola 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]
2010Acupan AB, Agbola FW, 'International labour migration, remittances and poverty alleviation in the Philippines', Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 6 1-12 (2010) [C1]
2009Agbola FW, 'Aggregate imports and expenditure components in the Philippines: An econometric analysis', Indian Economic Review, 44 155-170 (2009) [C1]
2009Damoense 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]
2009Chemsripong 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]
2008Parthasarathy Rao P, Agbola FW, Bhagavatula S, Bantilan MCS, 'Global price trends of ICRISAT mandate crops', ICRISAT Policy Brief, 1-8 (2008) [C2]
2006Agbola FW, 'Persistence in Regional Hidden Unemployment Disparities in Australia', Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 12 3-19 (2006) [C1]
2005Agbola FW, Damoense MY, 'Time-series estimation of import demand functions for pulses in India', Journal of Economic Studies, 32 146-157 (2005) [C1]
2005Agbola 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]
2005Agbola 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]
2005Agbola FW, 'Optimal Intertemporal Investment in Australian Agriculture: An Empirical Investigation', Agricultural Economics Review, 6 5-14 (2005) [C1]
2005Agbola 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]
2005Agbola FW, Kunanopparat C, 'Determinants of exchange rate practices: some empirical evidence from Thailand', Applied Economics, 37 807-816 (2005) [C1]
2005Agbola FW, 'Integrating Hidden Unemployment in the Measurement of Unemployment in Selected OECD Countries', Applied Econometrics and International Development, 5 91-108 (2005) [C1]
2005West 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]
2004Agbola FW, Damoense MY, Saini YK, 'South Africa: impact of HIV/AIDS on food demand', International Journal of Social Economics, 31 721-731 (2004) [C1]
2004Agbola 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]
2004Agbola FW, 'Agricultural Policy Reform in India: Implications for Pulse Trade, Prices and Production, 1970-1999', Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives, 1-15 (2004) [C1]
2003Agbola 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]
2002Agbola 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]
2002Agbola FW, Kelley TG, Bent MJ, Rao PP, 'Chickpea Marketing in India: Challenges and Opportunities', Australasia Agribusiness Perspectives, 53 (2002) [C1]
2002Agbola 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)
2001Agbola FW, 'A Dynamic Adjustment Model for South African agriculture: 1965-99', Agrekon, 40 549-562 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (24 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Agbola 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, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E1]
2009Acupan AB, Agbola FW, 'International labour migration, remittances and poverty alleviation in the Philippines', IABPAD Conference Proceedings, Memphis, TN (2009) [E1]
2008Agbola FW, Acupan AB, 'What drives international labour migration in the Philippines?', 2008 EABR & TLC Conferences Proceedings, Rothenburg, Germany (2008) [E1]
2007Agbola FW, 'Modelling the dynamics of house prices in Australia', 38th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists. Papers, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E1]
2007Agbola FW, 'Foreign direct investment and economic growth: Some empirical evidence from The Philippines', 36th Australian Conference of Economists 2007. Proceedings, Hobart, Tasmania (2007) [E1]
2007Damoence MY, Agbola FW, 'A welfare analysis of policy reforms in the South African automotive industry', International Conference on Modelling Economic Dynamics: MED2007 Conference Papers, Hull, England (2007) [E1]
2007Acupan AB, Agbola FW, 'On the determinants of international labour migration in The Philippines', Singapore Economic Review Conference 2007. Program, Singapore (2007) [E2]
2006Agbola 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, Leura, Blue Mountains (2006) [E1]
2006Agbola 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, Sydney (2006) [E2]
2005West KL, Agbola FW, 'On the Determinants of Australia's Cash Rate', 46th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists, Christchurch, NZ (2005) [E1]
2005Chemsripong S, Agbola FW, Lee JE, 'WTO Regional integration and intra-industry trade in manufactures in Thailand', Singapore Economic Review Conference, Singapore (2005) [E2]
2005Damoense 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, Christchurch, NZ (2005) [E2]
2004Agbola FW, 'Does devaluation improve trade balance of Ghana?', International Conference on Ghana's Economy at the Half Century, M-Plaza Hotel, Accra, Ghana (2004) [E2]
2004Agbola 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, The University of Newcastle (2004) [E2]
2004Agbola FW, 'The impact of HIV/AIDS on agroforestry management in South Africa', 1st World Agroforestry Congress, Orlando, Florida (2004) [E2]
2003Agbola FW, 'Hidden Unemployment in Selected OECD Countries', The Underutilisation of Europe's Labour Resources - Proceedings of a Workshop, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands (2003) [E1]
2003Agbola 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, The University of Newcastle (2003) [E1]
2003Agbola 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, Fremantle (2003) [E2]
2003Agbola 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", Auckland, New Zealand (2003) [E2]
2003Agbola 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, Fremantle (2003) [E2]
2003Agbola FW, Damoense MY, 'An empirical examination of import demand for pulses in India', 47th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Fremantle (2003) [E2]
2002Agbola 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, BARCELONA, SPAIN (2002)
2001Agbola F, 'Consumer Characteristics and Factors Influencing the Consumption of Traditional Foods: A Case of South Africa' (2001) [E1]
2001Agbola FW, 'A dynamic adjustment model for South African agriculture: 1965-97', Agrekon (2001) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants10
Total funding$49,841

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2008 (1 grants)

European Applied Business Research Conference, Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Germany, 16/6/2008 - 20/6/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0189018

2007 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,24020072007
GNo:G0187869

International Conference on modelling econimic dynamics, Hull, United Kingdom, 23/8/2007 - 25/8/2007$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0188082

2006 (2 grants)

The Changing Competitiveness in the World Chickpea Market$5,930
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,93020062006
GNo:G0186491

Changing Competitiveness in the World Chickpea Market$3,500
Funding Body: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Project Team
Associate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeRole
University Grant Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,50020062006
GNo:G0186849

2005 (1 grants)

Exchange rate pass-through and its real effects on inflation in Ghana$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020052005
GNo:G0185722

2004 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020042004
GNo:G0184044

2003 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020032003
GNo:G0183281

5th Pathway to Full Employment Conference and the 10th National Conference on Unemployment 10 to 12 December 2003$375
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37520032003
GNo:G0183784

2002 (1 grants)

Europe's Labour Market Resources, Maastricht, Netherlands 4-5 October, 2002$2,296
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,29620022002
GNo:G0182505
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.7

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132017PhD (Economics)Principal SupervisorNew Perspectives on Current Account Dynamics in Pacific Island Economies
20132021PhD (Economics)Principal SupervisorDelivering Sustainabiltiy to Urban Economies: A Case Study of the Lower Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia
20112013M Philosophy (Economics)Principal SupervisorMicrofinance and Poverty Reduction: The Case of Northeastern Mindanao, The Philippines
20112015PhD (Economics)Co-SupervisorExchange Rate Dynamics in Uganda: Three Empirical Essays

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorDetermining the Key Success Factors of Tourism Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (TSMEs) in Malaysia
2013PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorImpact of Networking on Firms' Export Performance: The Case of SMEs in New South Wales, Australia
2013PhD (Economics)Principal SupervisorAn Investigation of the Effect of Inward Foreign Direct Investment on the Performance in the Chinese Electronic Industry
2011PhD (Economics)Co-SupervisorIdentifying Export Barriers and Export Development of Indonesian Manufacturing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
2009PhD (Economics)Co-SupervisorFinancial Development and its Impact on Economic Growth: A Post-Keynesian Empirical Contribution to the Debate on Financial Development
2006Honours Economics
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorShould the AWB remain a Single Desk Seller? An Examination of Price Premiums
2004Honours Economics
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorModelling House Price Dynamics in Major Australian Capital Cities
2004PhD (Economics)Principal SupervisorEconomic Analysis of Intra-Industry Trade between Thailand and other Asian Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Countries
2003Honours Economics
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorThe Impact of House Prices on the Australian Economy
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Associate Professor Frank Agbola

Work Phone(02) 4921 2048
Fax(02) 4921 6911
Email
PositionsAssociate Professor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
DBA Supervisor
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEconomics
Office
SRS 152,
Social Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/frank-agbola