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Dr. Scott Fargher

Associate Professor

Dr. Scott Fargher joined the MBRSG from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, where he was Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Business. He has also previously served as a faculty member at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), the Institute of Public Policy, and Deputy Director of the New Zealand Institute of Work and Labor Market Studies (now the New Zealand Work Research Institute).

His research focuses primarily on Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Economic Development, and Public Policy. He has produced an extensive range of reports for public and private sector organizations and is widely published in academic journals including Applied Economics, International Journal of Manpower, Journal of Policy Modeling, and Local Economy. Dr Fargher also co-authored, together with Susan St John, the popular text Macroeconomics and the Contemporary New Zealand Economy. 

Possessing extensive teaching experience, he has supervised to completion up to PhD level; with topics ranging from “The Economic Impact of Immigration” through to “A Cross-Country Analysis of the Demand for Money”. Dr Fargher holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh (UK), focusing on the economic evaluation of youth training programs in Scotland; an MSc from Glasgow University (UK), and an MA (1st) and BA from Auckland University, New Zealand.