School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA)


Dr. Haruo Nakagawa

Fellow in Governance

Governance Program
School of Government, Development and International Affairs
University of the South Pacific
Laucala Bay Campus
Fiji Islands

Tel (679) 323 2166
Email: nakagawa_h(at)


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.   

Dr. Nakagawa CV


Academic Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

BA in Management – Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan

MA in International Affairs – Columbia University, NY, US

MA in Development Economics – ANU

PhD in Economics – ANU  



Coordinator of:

DG403 Public Financial Management

DG411 Governance and Governments in the South Pacific


DG420 Regionalism and Policy Development

MA/PhD Supervisions

MA/PhD Supervisions

PhD Supervision (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. Nikki 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.  

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