Associate Professor Rob Scollay


Associate Professor Rob Scollay

 

Director of the NZ APEC Study Centre, University of Auckland

Rob Scollay received his economics education at the University of Auckland and University of Cambridge, England. He is director of the New Zealand APEC Study Centre at the University of Auckland, where he is also a member of the Economics Department. 

He has a long history of contributing research and policy analysis to the APEC process and also to the work of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), including as international coordinator of PECC’s Trade Policy Forum for several years.  His recent research and publications have focused heavily on regional trade agreements and regional economic integration initiatives, including the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and the proposed Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), as well as multilateral liberalisation and the global trade architecture.  Dr Scollay has also undertaken consultancies for the World Bank, UNCTAD, ESCAP, Asian Development Bank, Inter American Development Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, the ASEAN Secretariat, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, and the Asia New Zealand Foundation, as well as various agencies of the New Zealand and Australian governments.