Through research at the College of Business and Economics we are identifying local, national and global risks and opportunities for sustainable regional development.
We focus on the core industries and sectors that drive Tasmania’s economy, in particular, agriculture, education, forestry, fishing, renewable energy, retail and health. We consider the issues unique to each sector and those that impact all industries, including trade and supply chains; consumer behaviour and preferences; energy, commodity, housing and labour markets; finance and taxation; and corporate social responsibility and reporting.
Our researchers are interested in how global shocks impact regional economies and issues critical to long-term sustainability, including triple-bottom-line reporting, carbon accounting and the valuation of social and environmental goods.
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Are nudges sinister psychological tricks? Or are they useless? Actually they are neither13 Jan 2023
Nudging – the idea that simple changes to how a choice is presented can lead people to make better decisions – has been one of the most popular ideas to emerge from economics in the past two decades.But nudging is now under attack, entangled in…
Australians pay $163 a month on average to store all the stuff we buy – how can we stop overconsuming?10 Jan 2023
Many of us are drowning in “stuff”. To find space for all our possessions, we are paying off-site storage companies. Australians spend an average of A$163 per month on self-storage, one recent survey found.The number one item stored in these…
The suburbs are the future of post-COVID retail2 Nov 2020
By Gary Mortimer, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Queensland University of Technology; Louise Grimmer, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Tasmania; and Paul J. Maginn, Associate Professor of Urban/Regional Planning,…