Regional organisations and markets research

How can we build resilience in our regional economies to meet the challenges of an unpredictable future?

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.