Professor Paul Rouse

PhD, MCom Accounting (1st Class Hons), BCom Accounting, CA

Research | Current

Paul Rouse's research area is performance and productivity measurement with specialist applications to transport, education and health. Current research includes simulation and artificial data sets, complexity, cost and performance in hospitals and revenue and cost management systems.

Teaching | Current

  • 2014    ACCTG 323    Performance Measurement and Evaluation
  • 2014    ACCTG 721    Research in Revenue and Cost Management


  • 2010 Faculty Research Excellence Award for Research Relevance through Impact on Pedagogy, Policy and / or Practice.
  • Department of Accounting and Finance Teaching Award.
  • 1995 New Zealand Society of Accountants Research PhD Scholarship ($3,000).
  • 1992 Transit New Zealand Doctoral Scholarship ($30,000).
  • 1974 Fowlds Memorial Prize in Commerce; Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.

Areas of expertise

  • Costing systems
  • Data envelopment analysis (DEA)
  • Health performance and case mix
  • Performance measurement systems
  • Road maintenance management

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • 2014 Co-Editor Pacific Accounting Review
  • 2012 Regional Associate Editor for the Asian region: Journal of Centrum Cathedra.
  • 2010 Associate Editor Journal of Data Envelopment Analysis.
  • 2010 Associate Editor Pacific Accounting Review.
  • 2007 Organiser of the inaugural New Zealand Management Accounting Conference "Small Country Big Laboratory", April, 2007 Auckland.
  • 2013 Panel member for committee to review the Bachelor of Health Science, School of Population Health.
  • 2011 Present Chair Advisory Group to Head of Accounting and Finance Department.
  • 2008 Present Chair A&F Teaching & Learning Committee.
  • Department of Accounting and Finance Academic Leader on the BBIM.
  • Head of Management Accounting area in Department of Accounting and Finance.
  • New Zealand Vice Chancellors Committee Representative on NZ Qualifications Authority.
  • Member of Chartered Accountants College, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and Operations Research Society of New Zealand.
  • Council member of Operations Research Society of New Zealand.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Lao, C., Edlin, R., Rouse, P., Brown, C., Holmes, M., Gilling, P., & Lawrenson, R. (2017). The cost-effectiveness of active surveillance compared to watchful waiting and radical prostatectomy for low risk localised prostate cancer. BMC Cancer, 17 (1)10.1186/s12885-017-3522-z
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Edlin, Peter Gilling
  • Roshdi, I., Hasannasab Jaldehbakhani, M., Rouse, P., & Margaritis, D. (2017). Hyperbolic distance function and profit ratio: Efficiency decomposition and computations. Paper presented at DEA2017 Conference, Prague. 26 June - 29 June 2017. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Maryam Hasannasab, Dimitris Margaritis
  • Roshdi, I., Rouse, P., Margaritis, D., Hasannasab Jaldehbakhani, M., & Fare, R. (2017). A generalised directional distance function. Paper presented at DEA2017 Conference, Prague. 26 June - 29 June 2017. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Maryam Hasannasab, Dimitris Margaritis
  • Hasannasab Jaldehbakhani, M., Margaritis, D., Roshdi, I., & Rouse, P. (2017). A new metric for scale elasticity in data envelopment analysis. Paper presented at EWEPA2017, London, UK. 12 June - 15 June 2017. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Maryam Hasannasab, Dimitris Margaritis
  • Sandiford, P., Consuelo, D. J. J. V., & Rouse, P. (2017). How efficient are New Zealand's District Health Boards at producing life expectancy gains for Māori and Europeans?. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, 41 (2), 125-129. 10.1111/1753-6405.12618
  • Simpson, J., Raith, A., Rouse, A., & Ehrgott, M. (2017). Considerations for using data envelopment analysis for the assessment of radiotherapy treatment plan quality. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 30 (8), 703-716. 10.1108/IJHCQA-08-2016-0121
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrea Raith
  • Rouse, A. P., Roberts, L., Turner, N., McArdle, B., Nowlan, M., Taylor, L., & Webber, R. (2017). Outreach immunisation services in New Zealand: Review of service delivery models. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9 (1), 62-68. 10.1071/HC16012
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nikki Turner, Barbara McArdle, Mary Nowlan
  • Zharfpeykan, R., Askarany, D., Rouse, A. P., & Ng, F. C. (2016). International trends in sustainability reporting. Paper presented at Australasian Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, Adelaide, Australia. 8 December - 9 December 2016.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Fred Ng, Davood Askarany

Contact details

Primary location

Level 5, Room 5119
New Zealand