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Dr James Fogarty

Senior Lecturer
Agriculture and Environment, School of

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School of Agriculture and Environment
The University of Western Australia (M089)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 3419
Room G029, Agriculture North West Wing, Perth campus
BEc PhD W.Aust.
Assistant Professor James Fogarty completed a PhD in Economics in 2006, and his PhD study was primarily concerned with consumer demand analysis, the pricing of agricultural products, and the application of finance theory to alternate asset classes.
Key research
James's current research interests lie in the area of food and alcohol economics; with an emphasis on incorporating scientific knowledge about food and alcohol products into economic models. His recent research on food has involved an exploration of the market for restaurant meals in Australia, with a focus on estimating the effect of cuisine style on meal prices. His ongoing food related research is concerned with understanding consumer willingness-to-pay for lamb produced using carbon neutral farming methods, and understanding the way the provision of calorie content information at fast food restaurants impacts consumer meal choices.
James has also been working on an alcohol tax policy model where alcohol tax rates are set to reflect both the externality costs associated with abusive alcohol consumption and the welfare loss imposed on non abusive consumers from alcohol taxes. Detailed economic modelling of how different alcohol tax rates would affect the Australian wine market has also been a feature of this research.
In addition to his policy relevant research work on food and alcohol markets, James has been working on ways to measure price change in the secondary market for investment grade wine. This research has involved the creation of a fine wine price index, and has allowed the potential of wine as an alternative asset class to be explored.
Fogarty, J.J. 2012, “Optimal Alcohol Taxes for Australia”, Forum for Health Economics & Policy, Vol. 15, No. 2, Art. 2.

Fogarty, J.J. 2012, “Expert Opinion and Cuisine Reputation in the Market for Restaurant Meals”, Applied Economics, Vol. 44, No. 31, November 2012, pp. 4,115-4,123.

Fogarty, J.J. and G. Jakeman 2011, “Wine tax reform: The Impact of Introducing a Volumetric Excise Tax for Wine”, Australian Economic Review, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 387-403.

Fogarty, J.J. and C. Jones 2011, “The Return to Wine: A Comparison of the Hedonic, Hybrid, and Repeat Sales Approaches”, Australian Economic Papers, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 147-156.

Fogarty, J.J. 2010, “The Risk Diversification Benefit of Wine”, Journal of Wine Economics, Vol. 5. No.1, pp. 119-131.

Fogarty, J.J. 2010, “The Demand for Beer, Wine, and Spirits: A Survey of the Literature”, Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 428-78.

Fogarty, J.J. 2009, “A Review of Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Control Policies”, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 110-32.

Fogarty, J.J. 2006, “The Return to Australian Fine Wine”, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 542-61.

Fogarty, J.J. 2006, “The Nature of the Demand for Alcohol: Understanding Elasticity”, British Food Journal, Vol. 108, No. 4, pp. 316-32.

Fogarty, J.J. Australian Premium Wine Prices: Do Quailty Ratings Matter?, Western Australian Quarterly Bulletin of Economic Trends, 4.03: pp 39-64 (2003)
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