Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Computable General Equilibrium modelling
  • International trade
  • Climate policy modelling

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About Robert Waschik

Dr Robert Waschik is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director with the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS).

Before joining CoPS in April 2015 he was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at La Trobe University. He moved to Australia from his native Canada in July 2000, where we worked as an Assistant/Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

He has considerable experience teaching subjects in international trade, public economics and general equilibrium modelling, and has supervised a number of HDR students over the past 30 years. 

He earned his PhD in Economics from Western University in London, Canada, in 1990. He has published over 20 articles in refereed academic journals.

His recent research projects have included:

  • modelling the effects of transportation infrastructure investment projects in a CGE model for the Department of Transportation in the US and the State of Victoria
  • evaluating the contribution to their local regional economy made by the campuses of Universities which are members of the Regional Universities Network (RUN)
  • using a CGE model to evaluate the effects of Local Content Restrictions like the US’s “Buy America” program and those applied by the State of Victoria in the Level Crossings Removal Project.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Economics), University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • MA (Economics), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • BComm (Hons Economics), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Philippidis, G., & Waschik, R. (190201). Melitz Meets Milk: The Impact of Quota Abolition on EU Dairy Export Competitiveness. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 70(1), (44-61).

doi: 10.1111/1477-9552.12276

2018 Gharibnavaz, M. R., & Waschik, R. (180101). A computable general equilibrium model of international sanctions in Iran. The World Economy, 41(1), (287-307).
2018 Dixon, P. B., Rimmer, M. T., & Waschik, R. G. (180101). Evaluating the effects of local content measures in a CGE model: Eliminating the US Buy America(n) programs. Economic Modelling, 68 (155-166).

doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2017.07.004

2017 Dixon, P. B., Rimmer, M. T., & Waschik, R. (171101). Linking CGE and specialist models: Deriving the implications of highway policy using USAGE-Hwy. Economic Modelling, 66 (1-18).

doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2017.04.022

2015 Waschik, R. (150915). Differentiated products, increasing returns to scale and heterogeneous firms in a CGE model of the Australian coal sector. Energy Economics, 51 (521-529).

doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2015.08.019

2015 Gharibnavaz, M. R., & Waschik, R. (150101). Food and energy subsidy reforms in Iran: A general equilibrium analysis. Journal of Policy Modeling, 37(5), (726-741).

doi: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2015.07.002

2014 Clarke, H., Fraser, I., & Waschik, R. G. (141201). How Much Abatement Will Australia's Emissions Reduction Fund Buy?*. Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, 33(4), (315-326).

doi: 10.1111/1759-3441.12097

2013 Fraser, I., & Waschik, R. (130101). The Double Dividend hypothesis in a CGE model: Specific factors and the carbon base. Energy Economics, 39 (283-295).

doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2013.05.009

2012 Clarke, H., & Waschik, R. (120601). Australia's Carbon Pricing Strategies in a Global Context. Economic Record, 88(SUPPL.1), (22-37).

doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2012.00798.x

2009 Waschik, R. (090901). The effects of free trade areas on non-members: Modelling Kemp-Vanek admissibility. Journal of Policy Modeling, 31(5), (648-663).

doi: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2009.05.001

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Job Study
From: CANADIAN EMBASSY
Investigators: Prof Peter Dixon
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed

Potentail Economic Impact of the Internet of Things (IoT)
From: Department of Communications and the Arts/Strategy and Research Division/Bureau of Communciations and Arts Research
Investigators: Prof James Giesecke
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed
Economic Impacts of a Switching from Land to Sea Transport for Incoming Freight to the Plibara
From: Arup P/L
Investigators: Prof Glyn Wittwer
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed
The Economic Effects of Capital Expenditures to Develop Gwydir Economy
From: University of Technology Sydney
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed
Updating the Economic Effects in Geelong & Victoria of the Geelong Pipeline Program
From: Ernst & Young
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed
The economic effects of local content requirements on the Level Crossing Removal Project
From: Nous Research Grant
Investigators: Prof Glyn Wittwer
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed

The economic effects on Victoria of the North East Link Roads Program
From: Ernst & Young
Investigators: Prof Glyn Wittwer
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed
The Economic Effects on Regional Australia of RUN-member Universities.
From: Nous Research Grant
Investigators: Prof Glyn Wittwer, Dr Florian Schiffmann
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed
The Economic Effects on Victoria of the North East Link Roads Program
From: Ernst & Young
Investigators: Prof Glyn Wittwer, Dr Florian Schiffmann
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed
Domestic Requirement Study
From: CANADIAN EMBASSY
Investigators: Prof Peter Dixon
For period: 2017-2017
Not disclosed

Social Economic Impacts of Highway Investment - USAGE-Hwy Analysis
From: United States Department of Transportation
Investigators: Prof Peter Dixon
For period: 2016-2017
Not disclosed
50% renewable energy target for Queensland.
From: Department of Energy and Water Supply (QLD)
Investigators: Prof Philip Adams, Aspr Janine Dixon
For period: 2016-2016
Not disclosed
Computable General Equilibrium Modelling.
From: Climate Change Authority
Investigators: Prof Philip Adams, Aspr Janine Dixon
For period: 2016-2016
$75,000

Economic Modelling - Electricity Pricing
From: Queensland Treasury
Investigators: Aspr Janine Dixon
For period: 2015-2015
$40,000
Jobs & Growth in the AGRI-Food Sector (Sub-Contract 282500114-002 (154208.X16)
From: LEI Grant
For period: 2015-2016
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Not available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Principal supervisor

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Sep 2018 - May 2019
Deputy Director, Centre of Policy Studies
Victoria University
Jul 2011 - Jun 2014
Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Economics
La Trobe University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Sep 2018 -
May 2019
Deputy Director, Centre of Policy Studies
Victoria University
Jul 2011 -
Jun 2014
Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Economics
La Trobe University