Staff profile - Pasquale Sgro

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Prof Pasquale Sgro

Position: Head Of Department, Economics
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 45245 +61 3 924 45245



Pasquale Sgro is a Professor and current Head of the Department of Economics at Deakin University.  He received his B.Ec (H1) and PhD from La Trobe University and he joined Deakin University as Foundation Professor in Economics in 1989. His research interests include international trade, growth theory and labour economics. He has published papers in journals such as the journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, The World Economy, Review of International Economics, International Review of Economics and Finance, Southern Economic Journal and Economic record.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 1978



Co- Editor of "Journal of International Trade and Economic Development" published by Routledge (U.K. and U.S.A.)

Associate Editor of "Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability"

Associate Editor of "Research in Economics"

Member of Editorial Board for "Applied Economics: systematic research"

Member of Editorial Board for "International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management" (IJDSRM)

Member of the Scientific Committee for the European Economic and Finance Society (EEFS)

Professional activities

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Personal website


Teaching Interests

International Trade


Subjects and units currently teaching

MAE101 Microeconomics

MPE781 Economics for Managers

Student supervision

PhD student supervisions (current)

  • Robin Visser
  • Tam Trinh
  • Franziska Wolf


Research interests

International Trade

Growth Theory

Labour Economics

Research grants

Hong Kong RGC Competitive Grant of HK$422,816 (with CC Chao,B Hazari, JP Lefargue and ESY Yu for research project on “Tourism, Economic Development and Welfare: Theory and Simulations for Hong Kong”2005. The grant is  for two years, 2006-2007

CRGS Grant of $15,000 with Hans Lofgren for the research project “India in the global economy: the case of pharmaceuticals” 2006

Research page



P Sgro, M Nabin and X Nguyen (2014). “Licensing under Vertical Product Differentiation: Price vs. Quantity Competition  Economic Modelling. 36 pp600-606

P Sgro, M Nabin, X Nguyen and CC Chao (2014). “Strategic Quality competition, mixed oligopoly and privatization” International Review of Economics and Finance. 34,  pp142-150

(with Chi-Chur Chao, Jean-Pierre Laffargue, Xiangbo Liu,  Yu Chao Xiao) “Migration and the Environment: Policy Reform in a Polluted Open Economy” World Economy   2015 , 38(1) pp48-62  

P Sgro, M Nabin and X Nguyen (2016). ” Optimal Licensing Policy under Vertical Product Differentiation” forthcoming Review of Development EconomicsDOI:10.1111/rode.12270

P Sgro, CC Chao, X.Nguyen and M.Nabin (2016). ” Wage inequality and welfare in developing countries; Privitization and reforms in the short and long run”  International Review of Economics and Finance  10.1016/j.iref.2015.10.023

P Sgro, S Abbas and P Bhattacharya (2016).  “The New Keynesian Phillips Curve: An Update on Recent Empirical Advances"   forthcoming   International Review of Economics and Finance   

P Sgro, X Nguyen,, M Nabin  and CC Chao (2016). “State-owned enterprises, competition and product quality forthcoming  International Review of economics and Finance 09

P Sgro, S Abbas, P Bhattacharya, D Mallick (2016). “Inflation Dynamics in a Small Open Economy: The Case of Australia”  forthcoming Economic Record doi: 10.1111/1475
P Sgro, M Nabin X Nguyen and CC  Chao (2016). ”Cross border travellers and parallel trade implications for Asian economies” forthcoming The World Economy

P Sgro, Cong Pham, X Nguyen, and X Tang (2016). “Has China displaced its competitors in High Tech  trade” forthcoming The World Economy  DOI: 10.1111/twec.12390

P Sgro, S rafiq and N Apergis(2016) "Asymmetric oil shocks and external balance of major oil exporting and importing countries"  Energy Economics 56:pp42-50

P Sgro, X Nguyen and Tam T(2016) "Determinants of Non-Life Insurance Expenditure in Developed and Developing countries: An empirical investigation" Forthcoming Applied Economics

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