Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Professor Eddie Oczkowski

Professor Eddie Oczkowski

Eddie is a Professor in applied economics and quantitative methods in the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences. Eddie's previous appointments include: tutor at La Trobe University (Bundoora), Head of School of Management at CSU, co-director of the Australian Centre for Co-operative Research and Development (ACCORD) and the Director of Graduate Studies at CSU. Eddie has over 30 years teaching experience in areas such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Applied Econometrics, Business Forecasting, Business Research Methods, Research Methodology and Higher Degree research supervision. Eddie's expertise is applied econometrics with an emphasis on wine pricing, limited dependent variables, modelling markets for agricultural products and structural equation modelling applications to marketing and management.

Previous research interests have covered areas such as: modelling agricultural disequilibrium markets, hedonic wine pricing, bargaining in the coking coal trade, the demand for eggs, Australia's bilateral aid allocation, agricultural co-operatives, air-travel demand and marketing and HRM applications of structural equation modelling.  Eddie has received external grant funding from organisations such as NSW Department of Fair Trading, RIRDC and NCVER and has conducted various consultancies for local businesses and regional councils.

Eddie has extensively published in the area of hedonic wine pricing modelling. Numerous models explaining wine price variations have been developed.  From this research he has developed the Australian Wine Price Calculator, a tool for identifying under- and over- priced wines for consumers.

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Research Focus

  • Hedonic wine price models
  • Imperfect competition in agricultural markets
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Co-operatives
  • Structural Equation Modelling

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Oczkowski, E. (2017) The Preferences and Prejudices of Australian Wine Critics. Journal of Wine Research, 28(1), 56-67.

Oczkowski, E. (2016) Identifying the Effects of Objective and Subjective Quality on Wine Prices. Journal of Wine Economics, 11(2), 249-260.

Galbreath, J., Charles, D. and Oczkowski, E., (2016) The Drivers of Climate Change Innovations: Evidence from the Australian Wine Industry. Journal of Business Ethics135(2), 217-231.

Oczkowski, E. (2016) Hedonic wine price functions with different prices. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 60(2), 196-211.

Oczkowski, E. (2016) Analysing Firm Level Price Effects for Differentiated Products: The Case of Australian Wine Producers. Australian Economic Papers55(1), 43-62.

Oczkowski, E. (2016) The Effect of Weather on Wine Quality and Prices: An Australian Spatial Analysis. Journal of Wine Economics, 11(1), 48-65.

Oczkowski, E. and Doucouliagos, H. (2015) Wine Prices and Quality Ratings: A Meta-regression Analysis. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 97(1), 103-121.

Oczkowski, E. (2014) Modelling the Demand and Supply Determinants of Australian Wine Grapes. Economic Papers, 31(1), 1-12.

Oczkowski, E. and Bandara, Y. (2013) Modelling Agricultural Land Use Allocation in Regional Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 57(3), 422-440.

Oczkowski, E. (2010) Hedonic Wine Price Predictions and Non-Normal Errors. Agribusiness26(4), 519-535.

Wickramasekera, R. and Oczkowski, E. (2006) Stage Models Re-visited: A Measure of the Stage of Internationalisation of a Firm.' Management International Review46(1), 39-55.

Oczkowski, E. (2006) Modelling Winegrape Prices in Disequilibrium.' Agricultural Economics, 34(1), 97-107. (Working Paper).

Wickramasekera, R. and Oczkowski, E. (2004) Key Determinants of the Stage of Internationalisation of Australian Wineries. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 21(4), 425-444.

Oczkowski, E. (2001) Hedonic Wine Price Functions and Measurement Error. Economic Record, 77 (239), 374-382.

Oczkowski, E. (1994) A Hedonic Price Function for Australian Premium Table Wine. Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 38, 93-110.

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