Project title: 

The Economics of Tourism in the Aboriginal and Senior Travel Market       

Project duration:

6 weeks



Tourism is an important industry for Australia with two keys areas of importance. First, the senior market is a large market given the baby boom generation and second, aboriginal tourism is a comparative advantage of Australia that needs to be tapped into. This project is about gaining an insight into the economics of tourism such as demand and supply and  computing their elasticities in these two markets using data and econometric analysis using empirical models.  


As the scholar will be closely guided in researching this topic, no prior knowledge in these areas are required, apart from the suitability criteria listed below.


Expected outcomes and deliverables:

Scholars will gain skills in data compilation, writing a report and undertaking econometric estimations.



Suitable for:

Students must have done microeconometrics and used STATA.

Primary Supervisor:


Associate Professor Renuka Mahadevan  


Further info:

I do not wish to be contacted by students prior to submitting an application. If anyone is interested and satisfy the suitability criteria, then they just need to submit their application.