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Professor Iain Fraser

Professor of Agri-Environmental Economics

School of Economics, Keynes College, Lg.12

Iain Fraser is Deputy Head of School and Concessions Co-ordinator

About

Iain Fraser is a Professor of Agri-Environmental Economics. He received his PhD from the University of Manchester in 1992. He has held academic positions in the UK at the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and Imperial College. He also lectured in Australia for seven years at La Trobe University.

His research interests cover various aspects of agricultural, environmental and resource economics. Since September 2012 he has been an editor of the European Review of Agricultural Economics.

 

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Publications

Working Papers

  • Fraser, I.M, Clarke, H. and Waschik, R. (2014). How Much Abatement Will Australia's Emissions Reduction Fund Buy?, CCEP Working Papers 1416, Centre for Climate Economics & Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  • Fraser, I.M., Bugden, J., Racine, J.S. and Waschik, R., (2014). Parametric and Nonparametric Analysis of Tax Changes, Department of Economics Working Papers 2014-02, McMaster University.
  • Fraser, I.M., Balcombe, K.G., Bitzios, M. and Haddock-Fraser, J., (2012). Using Attribute Importance Rankings within Discrete Choice Experiments: an application to Valuing Bread Attributes, 86th Annual Conference, April 16-18, 2012, Warwick University, Coventry, UK 134759, Agricultural Economics Society.
  • Fraser, I.M., Karanja, F. and Gilmour, D., (2012). Dairy productivity growth, efficiency change and technological progress in Victoria, 2012 Conference (56th), February 7-10, 2012, Freemantle, Australia 125053, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  • Fraser, I.M., Balcombe, K. and Sharma, A., (2012). Is Radiative Forcing Cointegrated with Temperature? A Further Examination Using a Structural Time Series Approach, MPRA Paper 39111, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Fraser, I.M., Sharma, A. and Bailey, A., (2011). Multiple Adoption of Pest Management Technologies in UK cereal Farming, 2011 Conference (55th), February 8-11, 2011, Melbourne, Australia 100549, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  • Fraser, I.M., Kim, J.H. and Hyndman, R.J., (2010). Improved Interval Estimation of Long Run Response from a Dynamic Linear Model: A Highest Density Region Approach, Working Papers 2010.06, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Waschik, R., (2010). The Double Dividend Hypothesis in a CGE Model: Specific Factors and Variable Labour Supply,’ Working Papers 2010.02, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
  • Fraser, I.M., Bitzios, M. and Haddock-Fraser, J., (2010). Functional Ingredients and Food Choice: Results from a Choice Experiment, 84th Annual Conference, March 29-31, 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland 91755, Agricultural Economics Society.
  • Fraser, I.M., Hellyer, N.E. and Haddock-Fraser, J., (2010). Food Choice, Nutritional Information And Functional Ingredients: An Experimental Auction Employing Bread, 115th Joint EAAE/AAEA Seminar, September 15-17, 2010, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany 116424, European Association of Agricultural Economists;Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Fraser, I.M., Quillerou, E. and Fraser, Rob W., (2010). Adverse Selection in the Environmental Stewardship Scheme: Evidence in the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme? 84th Annual Conference, March 29-31, 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland 91676, Agricultural Economics Society.
  • Fraser, I.M., Sharma, A. and Bailey, A., (2009). Technology Adoption And Pest Control Strategies Among UK Cereal Farmers: Evidence from Parametric and Nonparametric Count Data Models, MPRA Paper 15805, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Fraser, I.M., Sharma, A. and Balcombe, K., (2009). Non-renewable Resource Prices: Structural Breaks and Long Term Trends, MPRA Paper 16948, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Fraser, I.M., Bailey, A., Bertaglia, M., Sharma, A. and Douarin, E., (2009). Integrated Pest Management Portfolios in UK Arable Farming: Results of a Farmer Survey, MPRA Paper 14764, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Fraser, I.M., Balcombe, K. and Sharma, A., (2007). Bayesian Model Averaging and Identification of Structural Breaks in Time Series, MPRA Paper 8676, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Fraser, I.M., Balcombe, K. and Doucouliagos, H., (2006). Input Usage, Ouput Mix and Industry Deregulation: An Analysis of the Australian Dairy Manufacturing Industry, Economics Series 2006_27, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Waschik, R. (2006). A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Export Taxes in the Australian Wool Industry, 2006 Conference (50th), February 8-10, 2006, Sydney, Australia 139733, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  • Fraser, I.M., Davis, J., Balcombe, K. and Bezemer, D., (2005). Is Rural Income Diversity Pro-Growth? Is It Pro-Poor? Evidence from Georgia, Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 4, Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Hone, P., (2004). Extending the Duty of Care: Resource Management and Liability, Economics Series 2004_06, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Graham, M., (2003). Scale Efficiency In Australian Dairy Farms, 2003 Conference (47th), February 12-14, 2003, Fremantle, Australia 57878, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Horrace, W.C., (2002). Technical Efficiency of Australian Wool Production: Point and Confidence Interval Estimates, Public Economics 0206001, EconWPA, revised 11 May 2003.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Harris, M., (2001). Natural Resource Accounting in Theory and Practive: A Critical Assessment, 2002 Conference (46th), February 13-15, 2002, Canberra 125106, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Nanere, M.G., (2001­). Total Factor Productivity as a Measure of Weak Sustainability, Working Papers 2001.03, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Edwards, G.W., (1997). UK Agri-Environmental Policy and the GATT Green Box: Keeping the Lid on Pandora's Box, 1997 Conference (41st), January 22-24, 1997, Gold Coast, Australia 136007, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. 
  • Fraser, I.M. and Waschik,R., Agricultural Land Retirement for Biodiversity: The Australian Wool Industry, EcoMod2003 330700055, EcoMod. 

Articles

  • Fraser, I.M. and Shibayama, K., (2014). Nonhomothetic Growth Models For The Environmental Kuznets Curve, International Economic Review, 55: 919-942, 08.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Balcombe, K., (2009). Dichotomous-choice contingent valuation with 'dont know' responses and misreporting, Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 24(7): 1137-1152.
  • Fraser, I.M., Sharma, A. and Balcombe, K.G., (2009). Non-renewable resource prices: Structural breaks and long term trends, Economics Bulletin, 29(2): 805-819.
  • Fraser, I.M., Balcombe, K.G., Rahman, M. and Smith, L., 2007. Examining the technical efficiency of rice producers in Bangladesh, Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 19(1): 1-16.
  • Fraser, I.M., Balcombe, K.G. and Doucouliagos, H., (2007). Input usage, output mix and industry deregulation: an analysis of the Australian dairy manufacturing industry, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 51(2), June.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Graham, M., (2005). Efficiency Measurement of Australian Dairy Farms: National and Regional Performance, Australasian Agribusiness Review, 13.
  • Fraser, I.M., (2005). Microeconometric analysis of wine grape supply contracts in Australia, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 49(1), March.
  • Fraser, I.M., (2003). The Role of Contracts in Wine Grape Supply Coordination: An Overview, Australasian Agribusiness Review, vol. 11.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Harris, M., (2002). Natural resource accounting in theory and practice: A critical assessment, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, vol. 46(2), June.
  • Fraser, I.M., (2002). The Cobb-Douglas Production Function: An Antipodean Defence? Economic Issues Journal Articles, vol. 7(1): 39-58, March.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Hone, P., (2001). Farm-level efficiency and productivity measurement using panel data: wool production in south-west Victoria, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, vol. 45(2), June.
  • Fraser, I.M., Tomkins, J.M., Clarke, H.R. and Hay, J.E., (2000). Book Reviews, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, vol. 44(4), December.
  • Fraser, I.M. and Choe, C., (1999). Household Waste Management: Issues and Guidelines, Choices, vol. 14(3).
  • Fraser, I.M. and Choe, C., (1998). The economics of household waste management: a review, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, vol. 42(3), September.
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Research

Research interests

Iain's current research interests cover various aspects of agricultural, environmental and resource economics. Examples, include agri-environmental economics (the use of contracts, implications of climate change, farmer coordination), non-market valuation (Contingent Valuation and Choice Experiments), the role of information in food consumption and applied econometrics. He has also conducted research on natural resource accounting, household waste management and the use of contracts in the Australian wine sector.

Iain's RePEc page is http://econpapers.repec.org/RAS/pfr98.htm

 

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Consultation hours

  • Wed 11.00-13.00
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PhD supervision

Current students

Past students

  • Dr Emmanuelle Quillerou: "Adverse Selection and Agri-Environmental Policy Design: The Higher Level Stewardship Scheme as a Case Study", completed 2010
  • Dr Nicole Snell: "Topics on Food and Health", completed 2011
  • Dr Michael Bitzos: "Topics on Food and Health"
  • Ms Uzma Iram: "Health Inequalities in Pakistan", registered 2010

 

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Administrative roles

  • Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching
  • Concessions Co-ordinator

 

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Last Updated: 19/12/2014