Specialises in applied microeconomics, development, environment and teaching economics.
Current research interests: Applications of microeconomic models and quantitative techniques to business and both primary and secondary industries, trade and development issues including productivity growth, income distribution and poverty; Ecological, environmental and sustainability issues; Economics of aquaculture; Teaching economics.
Has co-authored and co-edited several books published by internationally reputed publishers. Published more than 50 articles/book chapters. Many of his articles have been published in internationally reputed journals including Agricultural Administration, Applied Economics, Australian Economic Papers, Development and Change, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic Papers, Food Policy, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and World Development. His research has been funded by ILO, ARC and ACIAR grants.