Haruo Nakagawa - Fellow in Governance

Office: 014-215

Tel: 323-2166

Email: nakagawa_h@usp.ac.fj

Haruo has more than 12 years of teaching experience in economics, politics, and governance, at the University of the South Pacific. Before starting his academic career, he worked for fourteen years in the Customs Service and the Ministry of Finance in Japan.

Academic Qualifications

BA – Management – Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan

MA – International Affairs – Columbia University, NY, USA

MA – Development Economics – ANU

PhD – Economics – ANU


Dr. Haruo Nakagawa is the Coordinator of:

DG403 Public Financial Management

DG411 Governance and Governments in the South Pacific

DG420 Regionalism and Policy Development

MA/PhD Supervisions

PhD Supervisor (with Professor Vijay Naidu and Dr. Gordon Nanau):

Nandi Glassie – Health Reforms in the Cook Islands – 1995-2015.


Mainly Pacific Island Countries and Australia/New Zealand in relation to:

  • Governance and Economics
  • Public Economics (Finance) including Public Expenditure Management & Management of State Owned Enterprises
  • Development Economics
  • International Economics including Trade Analyses, Trade Policy Analysis and Foreign Direct Investment, and Trade in Services
  • Economic Growth
  • Tourism and Economics


2015 – (co-authored with Dr. Nicola Baker) ‘‘Knowns, unknowns, and unknown unknowns’ in the 2014 Fiji election results’ in Vijay Naidu and Sandra Tarte (eds) The 2014 Fiji Elections Study: Special Issue of the Journal of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, Suva.

2014 – (co-authored with Dr. Uwe Kaufmann) ‘Recent Developments and Changes in Demand for Tourism in Fiji’ in Ch 11 in David Harrison and Stephen Pratt (eds) 2015 Tourism in Pacific Islands: Current Issues and Future Challenges, Special Issue of Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility, Routledge, New York.