Dr Peter Fieger

Position: Senior Lecturer 
Discipline: Education Economics
Location:  Mt Helen Campus, Room T313
Phone: 5327 6940


Doctor of Education – University of New England – 2015
Master of Arts – University of Arizona – 2001
Bachelor of Arts – University of Canterbury – 1999
Bachelor of Science in Mech Engineering – Berlin Engineering College - 1990



  • Associate Degree of Vocational Education and Training


  • Learning Theories: VET in Context (EDTAS2001)
  • VET Links with the Economy and Industry (EDTAS2003)
  • VET in Society (EDTAS2004)


Peter is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Federation University. Previously he was a Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Adelaide, where his main areas of research were in the quantitative analysis of surveys and administrative data collections in vocational education and its social, economic and labour market outcomes. At NCVER, he contributed to numerous research projects in vocational education and training, including commissioned research for federal and state governments, industry skills councils, RTOs or other stakeholders. Most recently, he was the Senior Economist at Christchurch NZ, Christchurch’s economic development agency. In this role he was engaged in workforce analysis and planning, and in the research of the regional training/skills/workforce nexus. He has also widened his research focus to include the service, hospitality and tourism industries and their role in the economy.

Areas of expertise and research interests

  • Economics of vocational education
  • VET and its relationship with labour market and economy
  • Quantitative research methods in education
  • Relationship between skills, innovation, productivity, and economic growth
  • Survey methodology
  • Statistical modelling


Refereed journal articles

Dyason, D., Fieger P., Rice, J., (2021). Assessing the labour market response due to COVID-19 border restrictions: A case study of Canterbury, New Zealand. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 27(3)

Rice, B., Martin, N., Fieger, P. and Hussain, T. (2022), "Older healthcare workers' satisfaction: managing the interaction of age, job security expectations and autonomy", Employee Relations, Vol. 44 No. 2, pp. 319-334.

Hall, C. M., Fieger, P., Prayag, G., & Dyason, D. (2021). Panic Buying and Consumption Displacement during COVID-19: Evidence from New Zealand. Economies, 9(2), 46.

Dyason, D., Fieger, P., & Rossouw, R. (2021). Covid-19, the effect of lockdowns on retail expenditure and displacement effects on the regional economy. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 27(1), 66-87.

Chiang, Christina, Paul Wells, Peter Fieger and Divesh Sharma (2021). “An Investigation into Student Satisfaction, Approaches to Learning, in the Context to Learning in Auditing”, Accounting & Finance, 61(1), 913-936

Fieger, Peter., Prayag, Girish., Hall, C. Michael., Rice, John., & Gössling, Stefan. (2021). “When staying long enough is enough?” Annals of Tourism Research. (forthcoming)

Hall, C. Michael, Girish Prayag, Peter Fieger, David Dyason (2021). “Beyond Panic buying: Consumer displacement and COVID-19”; Journal of Service Management, 32(1), 113-128.

Hall, C. Michael., Fieger Peter., Prayag Girish.,, Dyason David.(2021). “Panic Buying and Consumption Displacement during COVID-19: Evidence from New Zealand”. Economies, (forthcoming)

Prayag, Girish, Lucie Ozanne, Rosemarie Martin, Peter Fieger (2020). “Integrating MLP and ‘After ANT’ to Understand Perceptions and Response of Regime Actors to Airbnb”, Current Issues in Tourism (ABDC A), 1-18 (forthcoming)

Fieger, Peter, Girish Prayag, C Michael Hall, Chris North (2020). “The tourism value of international freedom campers to New Zealand”. Tourism Recreation Research, 45(2), 265-270

Fieger, P., Prayag, G., & Bruwer, J. (2019). ‘Pull’ motivation: an activity-based typology of international visitors to New Zealand. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(2), 173-196.

Prayag, G., Fieger, P., & Rice, J. (2019). “Tourism expenditure in post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand”. Anatolia, 30(1), 47-60.

Fieger, Peter, and Bridget S. Rice. (2018). "Whistle-blowing in the Australian Public Service: The role of employee ethnicity and occupational affiliation." Personnel Review. 47(3), 613-629

Fieger, P., & Rice, J. (2018). Modeling Chinese Inbound Tourism Arrivals into Christchurch. e-Review of Tourism Research, 15(4/5).

Rice, Bridget., Fieger, Peter., Rice, John., Martin, Nigel ., & Knox, Kathy. (2017). “The impact of employees’ values on role engagement”. Leadership & Organization Development Journal. 38(8), 1095-1109.

Rice, Bridget., Knox, Kathy, Rice, John., Martin, Nigel, Fieger, Peter, & Fitzgerald, Anneke. (2017). Loyal employees in difficult settings: The compounding effects of inter-professional dysfunction and employee loyalty on job tension. Personnel Review. 46(8), 1755-1769.

Fieger, Peter., Villano, Renato. A., Rice, John., & Cooksey, Ray. (2017). “Two-dimensional efficiency measurements in vocational education”. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. 66 (2), 196-215.

Fieger, Peter., Villano, Renato., & Cooksey, Ray. (2016). Efficiency of Australian technical and further education providers. International Journal of Training Research, 14(1), 62-75.

Fieger, Peter. (2015). Determinants of course completions in vocational education and training: evidence from Australia. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 7(1), 1-14.

Wells, P. K., & Fieger, P. (2006). High school teachers’ perceptions of accounting: an international study. Australian Journal of Accounting Education, 2(1) 29-51.

Wells, P., De Lange, P., & Fieger, P. (2008). Integrating a virtual learning environment into a second‐year accounting course: determinants of overall student perception. Accounting & Finance, 48(3), 503-518.


  • New Zealand Statistical Association
  • New Zealand Association of Economists
  • Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association