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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
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.

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 3. Dr Pip Brock NSW Department of Primary Industries Research focus - LCA of Agricultural Products Researching in the area of Agricultural Economics 4. Mr Peter Herborn, Hunter Olives Association Research focus - Olives Production in the Hunter Region.


Qualifications

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

Keywords

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

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
140399Econometrics not elsewhere classified20
149999Economics not elsewhere classified10
140299Applied Economics not elsewhere classified70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 18/12/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
28/07/2014 - 12/12/2014Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/07/2014 - 30/06/2015DBA SupervisorUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/07/2014 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/05/2014 - 12/07/2014Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
2/01/2014 - 30/04/2014Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2013 - 31/01/2013Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/08/2012 - 19/12/2012Web Learn Tutor Newastle Business SUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
23/07/2012 - 14/12/2012Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2012 - 13/07/2012Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
20/12/2011 - 29/02/2012Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/11/2011 - 30/11/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/09/2011 - 30/11/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
9/03/2011 - 19/06/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/09/2010 - 1/09/2010Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
11/03/2008 - 1/03/2010Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Graduate School of Business
Australia
21/09/2007 - 9/12/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Graduate School of Business
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/04/2014 - Deputy Head of School (Research)University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/07/2013 - Associate Professor of EconomicsUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law
Australia
1/02/2009 - 1/12/2012Head of Economics DisciplineUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2008 - 1/06/2013Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/06/2002LecturerMonash University
Business and Law
Australia
1/12/1997 - 1/06/2002LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Economics, Politics and Tourism
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/12/1999LecturerCurtin University of Technology
Muresk Institute of Agriculture
1/01/1996 - 1/12/1996Associate LecturerUniversity of Queensland Gatton Campus
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Membership - International Association of Applied EconomicsInternational Association of Applied Economics
Australia
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2014Membership - The Econometrics SocietyThe Econometrics Society
Australia
1/01/2003 - Membership - Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics SocietyAustralian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
Australia
1/01/2003 - Membership - Economic Society of Australia, NSW ChapterEconomic Society of Australia, NSW Chapter
Australia

Awards

Recipient

YearAward
2001The 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 (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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-authorsAmir 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 (33 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Assaf AG, Josiassen A, Agbola FW, 'Attracting international hotels: Locational factors that matter most', TOURISM MANAGEMENT, 47 329-340 (2015)
DOI10.1016/j.tourman.2014.10.005Author URL
2015Katusiime L, Shamsuddin A, Agbola FW, 'Macroeconomic and market microstructure modelling of Ugandan exchange rate', Economic Modelling, 45 175-186 (2015)

This paper empirically investigates the usefulness of a hybrid model consisting of macroeconomic fundamentals and market microstructure variables in examining the dynamics of the ... [more]

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.

DOI10.1016/j.econmod.2014.10.059
Co-authorsAbul Shamsuddin
2015Katusiime 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)

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 m... [more]

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).

DOI10.1016/j.iref.2014.10.003
Co-authorsAbul Shamsuddin
2014Liu 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.

DOI10.1080/00036846.2014.907478
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]
DOI10.1177/1096348012451459
CitationsScopus - 1
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]
DOI10.1080/13547860.2014.880282
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]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
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]
2012Agbola FW, Evans NA, 'Modelling rice and cotton acreage response in the Murray Darling Basin in Australia', Agricultural Systems, 107 74-82 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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-authorsAmir Mahmood
2011Assaf AG, Agbola FW, 'Total productivity in the Australian hotel industry: Estimating and bootstrapping Malmquist indices', Tourism Analysis, 16 295-304 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4
2011Assaf AG, Agbola FW, 'Modelling the performance of Australian hotels: A DEA double bootstrap approach', Tourism Economics, 17 73-89 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.5367/te.2011.0027
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 15
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]
2010Agbola FW, Acupan AB, 'An empirical analysis of international labour migration in the Philippines', Economic Systems, 34 386-396 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ecosys.2010.03.002
CitationsScopus - 7
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]
DOI10.1080/13636820.2010.509805
CitationsScopus - 1
2009Agbola FW, 'Aggregate imports and expenditure components in the Philippines: An econometric analysis', Indian Economic Review, 44 155-170 (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]
DOI10.1142/s0217590809003148
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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]
CitationsScopus - 1
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, 'Optimal Intertemporal Investment in Australian Agriculture: An Empirical Investigation', Agricultural Economics Review, 6 5-14 (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, 'Integrating Hidden Unemployment in the Measurement of Unemployment in Selected OECD Countries', Applied Econometrics and International Development, 5 91-108 (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]
DOI10.2307/2109891
CitationsWeb of Science - 47
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]
DOI10.1108/03068290410540909
CitationsScopus - 3
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)

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.

DOI10.1016/S1096-7508(02)00110-6
CitationsScopus - 5
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
2009Acupan AB, Agbola FW, 'International labour migration, remittances and poverty alleviation in the Philippines', IABPAD Conference Proceedings, Memphis, TN (2009) [E1]
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]
2008Agbola FW, Acupan AB, 'What drives international labour migration in the Philippines?', 2008 EABR & TLC Conferences Proceedings, Rothenburg, Germany (2008) [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]
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]
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, '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]
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]
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]
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]
2005Chemsripong S, Agbola FW, Lee JE, 'WTO Regional integration and intra-industry trade in manufactures in Thailand', Singapore Economic Review Conference, Singapore (2005) [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]
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]
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]
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, '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]
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)
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2001Agbola 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.

DOI10.1080/03031853.2001.9524972
2001Agbola F, 'Consumer Characteristics and Factors Influencing the Consumption of Traditional Foods: A Case of South Africa' (2001) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants10
Total funding$49,841

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


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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189018
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187869
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188082
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20062 grants / $9,430

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeCollaborative Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186491
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Changing Competitiveness in the World Chickpea Market$3,500

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

Funding bodyInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Project TeamAssociate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeUniversity Grant Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186849
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

20051 grants / $7,000

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185722
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184044
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183281
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183784
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $2,296

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Frank Agbola
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182505
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015An Empirical Investigation of Export Barriers Facing Small Medium Enterprises (SMES) in Uganda
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2015Factors Impacting on Supplier-Buyer Relationship Sustainability in Agro-Product Supply Chain: Evidence from Vietnam
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2015Procurement Integration Versus Procurment Outsourcing in the Healthcare Sector: A Case Study of Malawi's Public Healthcare System
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2015Financial Sector Development, Economic Development and Poverty Reduction: A Case of Rwanda
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2013New Perspectives on Current Account Dynamics in Pacific Island Economies
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2013Delivering Sustainabiltiy to Urban Economies: A Case Study of the Lower Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2011Exchange Rate Dynamics in Uganda: Three Empirical Essays
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Microfinance and Poverty Reduction: The Case of Northeastern Mindanao, The Philippines
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2014Determining the Key Success Factors of Tourism Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (TSMEs) in Malaysia
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2013Impact of Networking on Firms' Export Performance: The Case of SMEs in New South Wales, Australia
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2013An Investigation of the Effect of Inward Foreign Direct Investment on the Performance in the Chinese Electronic Industry
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2011Identifying Export Barriers and Export Development of Indonesian Manufacturing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2009Financial Development and its Impact on Economic Growth: A Post-Keynesian Empirical Contribution to the Debate on Financial Development
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2006Should the AWB remain a Single Desk Seller? An Examination of Price Premiums
Economics, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2004Economic Analysis of Intra-Industry Trade between Thailand and other Asian Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Countries
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2004Modelling House Price Dynamics in Major Australian Capital Cities
Economics, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2003The Impact of House Prices on the Australian Economy
Economics, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Frank Agbola

Positions

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

DBA Supervisor
Newcastle Business School
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Economics

Contact Details

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

Office

RoomSRS 152
BuildingSocial Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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