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Dr Reza Hajargasht

Senior Lecturer, Economics


Dr Reza Hajargasht received his PhD in Econometrics from the University of Queensland. He has previously held academic positions at Shiraz and Melbourne University. His academic career in Australia started in 2011 when he was awarded an ARC research fellowship position at University of Melbourne to work on two discovery projects (i.e. DP140100673, $360,000 and DP1094632, $394,000). In this role he also taught a large faculty core subject with more than 600 students and 10 tutors. 

Since 2011, Dr Hajargasht has published a number of papers in top tier journals such as Journal of Econometrics (two papers in 2016) and Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (2012). His works have also been cited in leading outlets such as Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Handbook of Income Distribution, European Journal of Operational Research and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society.  He has recieved invited presentations in a number of prestigious conferences and workshops such as CEPA International Workshop on Performance Analysis (2017), Asia-Pacific Productivity Workshop (2014), Australian Statistical Conference (2014), European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (2013), Society for Economic Measurement Conference (2016) and as a discussant in PhD Conference in Economics and Finance (2014,2016,2017). He is currently one of the chief investigators of an ARC discovery project (DP170103559, 2017-2019, $270000).

Reza is an econometrician with broad interests and capabilities to develop Classical or Bayesian models that can be applied to different problems in economics and finance. His fields of intersets are income and wealth distribution, international comparison program, cost of living, and efficiency and productivity analysis. He has also some expertise in Bayesian and simulation based econometrics and is one of the founding members of Bayesian Analysis and Modeling Research Group (BAMRG) based at Melbourne University. 

Research interests

Advanced Statistics and Big Data

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Econometrics - 140300
  • Economic Development And Growth - 140202
  • Environment And Resource Economics - 140205

Teaching areas

Advanced Statistics and Big Data


Also published as: Hajargasht, Reza; Hajargasht, R.; Hajargasht, Gholamreza; Hajargasht, G.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: How reliable are Purchasing Power Parities from the World Bank? *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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