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Research Thesis Topic

Economics of agriculture and the environment


Topic ID
239

Thesis Topic/Title
Economics of agriculture and the environment

Description

This project aims to cover the economics of agriculture in its broadest sense, from farm productivity and innovation to land use and the environment to climate adaptation and vulnerability assessment, at every scale of analysis from households to markets and the macroeconomic impacts.

The research can employ quantitative and/or qualitative methods using both primary and secondary sources of data and information. The thesis can be written in either traditional format or in PhD by publication.

The following is a list of indicative, but not exhaustive, broad topic areas on which PhD research proposals are invited:
* Agriculture economics and policy
* Farm productivity and innovation
* Rural entrepreneurship
* Environmental issues
* Climate adaptation
* Effectiveness of recent drought responses in Australia
* Food policies across different stages of development, across different regions, and across different units of aggregation (micro, macro)
* Non-market valuation
* Potential to develop markets to sustain the provision of services that have non-market values
* Applied economic and policy issues


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
  • Institute for Resilient Regions
  • School of Commerce

Field of Research
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Environmental Science and Management


Application Open Date
31/10/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic




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