Monday, 1 January, 2018

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Iavor joined the HRF Centre in February 2018 to take up a new position as Upper Hunter Regional Economist, based at Muswellbrook Shire Council and shared with the University of Newcastle's HRF Centre.

In this new role Iavor will provide analysis of investment and economic development opportunities for the Shire. He will also establish a means to enable investors, businesses and households to track trends in social and economic indicators across the region to inform their long-term decisions.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Economics (University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2007) Iavor gained international experience in cost-benefit analysis for regional infrastructure development projects in the water and renewable energy sectors across the European Union.

Iavor is passionate about the power of economics to make sense of complex dynamic real life scenarios through thorough research and rigorous mathematical modelling.

Iavor has lived in Newcastle since 2012 and has worked as a data analyst for the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation, gaining a thorough understanding of the intricate workings of one of the Hunter’s main driving economic motors.

His family are proud owners of an innovative small-scale buffalo dairy farm on the mid-North coast of NSW, so his interest in sustainable agribusiness for regional areas goes beyond the economic aspects of the matter, with plenty of real-life experience.

These diverse perspectives have given Iavor the opportunity to understand the complexity of the area we are living in and will contribute to his aim to integrate multiple social and economic interests for the common benefit of the Hunter.

Read our media release about the position

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