New Publication – Ecological Economics

Flying More Efficiently: Joint Impacts of Fuel Prices, Capital Costs and Fleet Size on Airline Fleet Fuel Economy Zsuzsanna Csereklyei and David I. Stern Abstract We investigate the factors that affect airlines’ choice of fleet fuel economy using aircraft-level data for 1267 airlines in 174 countries. Larger and newer aircraft are usually more fuel-efficient. Controlling…

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Harvest Launceston Farmers’ Market Industry Report (Maria B. Yanotti and Laura Ripoll Gonzalez)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the spotlight the vulnerability of our food systems and has emphasised the potential consequences that a lack of access to fresh, quality and organic food has on people’s health and wellbeing. Farmers’ markets support a more sustainable production of food. Farmers’ markets educate consumers on seasonal and optimal nutrition,…

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Cultural Value and Creative Placemaking Symposium

The Placemaking Economics Group (School of Economics, Finance and Marketing) at RMIT University hosted a one day symposium on the topic of cultural value. The symposium explored issues around creative placemaking, culture-led development strategies and the important benefits that artists and a vibrant arts and culture scene can bring to communities. The symposium intended to…

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Seminar Series Presentation at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Mehwish Ghulam Ali, presented at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 November 2019. Abstract – Do son preferences cause a gap between desired and actual fertility in Pakistan? Parental preference for sons is a major characteristic of many societies driven by a range of economic, religious and tradition-based beliefs. I describe a new and more nuanced way…

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In Focus – Creative Arts Graduates

Over nine and a half million (9,711,128) Australian residents completed some form of non-school qualification according to 2016 census data. The distribution by field of study is presented in the table below:   The Creative Arts field consists of Performing Arts (Music; Drama and Theatre Studies; Dance), Visual Arts and Crafts (Fine Arts; Photography; Crafts;…

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Homelessness Week Panel

Moderated by Dr Meg Elkins, the panel brings together a field of experts: MC: Joanne Austin, Director, Planning & Resources, College of Business Host: Professor Julie Cogin, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business) & Vice President Presenter: Professor Bronwyn Naylor, Graduate School of Business and Law Panellists: Sally Capp, Lord Mayor, City of Melbourne Professor Chris Chamberlain, Emeritus Professor,…

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New Publication – Energy Policy

The effect of wind and solar power generation on wholesale electricity prices in Australia Authors: Zsuzsanna Csereklyei, Songze Qu, and Tihomir Ancev Energy Policy, Volume 131, August 2019, Pages 358-369 Abstract: Our paper investigates the effect of wind and utility-scale solar electricity generation on wholesale electricity prices in Australia over 2010–2018. We use both high…

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New Publication – Journal of Econometrics

A multicointegration model of global climate change Authors: Stephan B. Bruns, Zsuzsanna Csereklyei, and David I. Stern Abstract: We model the role of the ocean in climate change, using the concept of multicointegration. Surface temperature and radiative forcing cointegrate and the accumulated cointegration disequilibria represent the change in Earth system heat content, which is predominantly…

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