The School has a long-standing reputation for applied economics research. Its research group in this field is large and the research portfolio diverse. The group has core strengths in agricultural, environmental and resource economics, development and health economics and policy analysis. Significant projects encompass natural resource management, community, rural and international development, unemployment and employment, health, labour markets, commodity markets and financial markets, migration and the delivery of goods and services. In both the short and long-term, the School’s applied economics research program will have ramifications for market regulation, the allocation of income and resources, community development and the provision of public services in areas such as social security, health, defence, education and urban planning

 

RHD Projects

Featured projects Duration
How to make other people happy. The contribution individuals can make to the happiness of others.
ARC Future Fellowship
20132017
Legitimacy and representation: A comprehensive study of electoral systems and strategic voting behaviour
ARC Discovery Project
20132016
Improving Likelihood Estimators: Theory and Applications to Analyzing Productivity and Efficiency and Forecasting of Probability of Economic Recession
ARC Discovery Project
20132015
Informing economic policies to enhance an efficient and sustainable use of water resources in a context of high uncertainty on future climate
ARC Future Fellowship
20122015
An investigation of the impacts of increased power supply to the national grid by wind generators on the Australian electricity industry
ARC Linkage Project
2012
Income insecurity in Australia: Who is feeling the pinch and why?
ARC Discovery Project
20112014
An economic analysis of the effect of networks on jobs and mental health in China: patterns, consequences and policy implications
ARC Discovery Project
20092011
Assessing the impacts of proposed carbon trading and tax schemes on the Australian electricity industry and the overall economy
ARC Linkage Project
20082011
Determinants, Motives and Channels of Pacific Island Workers' Remittances from Australia
ARC Discovery Project
20082011
Lifelong Education and Health Investment: Implications for Life Expectancy, Economic Growth and Public Policy
ARC Discovery Project
20072010