Dr Peter Fieger

Adjunct Associate Professor - UNE Business School

Peter Fieger


Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Fieger holds a doctorate in economics of education through UNE Business School. His primary research interests lie in research methods, econometric analysis, survey design and sampling strategies. He has published in leading journals in areas ranging from applied economics to organisational performance measurement. He has previously taught at the Auckland University of Technology and provides advanced statistical support for survey design and analysis for UNE Business School staff and higher degree students and also provides ad-hoc statistical advice for units relating to statistical research methods.

Peter is an active collaborator on a large funded project being undertaken by UNE Business School investigating the future of Australian workplaces. Other recently  completed funded research projects include:

  • A development of visitor typologies, and how they drive developments in the Canterbury tourism sector;
  • Outcomes of VET FEE HELP assisted students, for Dept of Education and Training, 2015; provides an econometric analysis of student participation in VET FEE HELP as well as completion, educational and demographic patterns
  • Training activity in the Minerals sector for Minerals Council of Australia, 2013; provided an econometric analysis of training patterns within the mining industry
  • Efficiency if the Australian TAFE system; An analysis of relative efficiencies of vocational education providers using stochastic production frontier models
  • Risk in VET for Australian Skills Quality Agency, 2012; an analysis of risk in the Australian vocational education and training sector
  • Agrifood Skills Australia Project for Agrifood Industry Council, 2011; provided a data driven report about relationship between recognised training to productivity in the Agrifood industries

He currently leads as Senior Economist a team of economic researchers at the Canterbury Development Corporation, based in Christchurch. His most recent research focuses on survey methodology, the economics of tourism and the relationship between tourism and regional economic development.

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