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Dr Khorshed Alam
Dr Khorshed Alam
Senior Lecturer (Economics)
Faculty of Business and Law
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
+61 7 4631 1291
Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (ACSBD)
Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
Economic Society of Australia
Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments (ACSC)
Agriculture, environment and resource economics
Economics of digital future
Economic policy analysis
Economics of water, health and climate change
Socio-economic impact assessment
Economic and environmental issues of developing countries
Recent Research Outcomes
Three most recent :
Alam, K., (2013), "Factors affecting public participation in river ecosystem restoration: Using the contingent valuation method", The Journal of Developing Areas, 47(1): 223-40.
Roy, A.K.D., Alam, K. and Gow, J. (2013), "Community perceptions of state forest ownership and management: A case study of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh", Journal of Environmental Management, 117: 141–49.
Shahiduzzaman, M. and Alam, K., (2013), "Changes in energy efficiency in Australia: A decomposition of aggregate energy intensity using logarithmic mean Divisia approach", Energy Policy, 56: 341-351.
Sarker, MAR., Alam, K. and Gow, J. (2013), "How does the variability of Aus rice yield respond to climate variables in Bangladesh?", Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 199(3): 189–194.
Sarker, MAR. and Alam, K., (2013), "Willingness to pay for improved water services in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh", Journal Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, 10(2): 41-49.
Alam, K and Shahiduzzaman, M., (2013), Community Preferences for Digital Futures: Regional Perspectives, Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, June 2013.
Shahiduzzaman, M. and Alam, K., (2013),“Interfuel substitution in Australia: A way forward in achieving environmental sustainability”, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. In Press.
Sarker, MAR., Alam, K. and Gow, J. (2013), "Assessing the determinants of rice farmers’ aadaptation strategies to climate change in Bangladesh", International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, In Press.
Roy, AKD., Alam, K. and Gow, J. (2013), "The potential for an alternative property rights regime to achieve sustainability in the Sundarbans mangrove forest management in Bangladesh", The Geographical Review, In Press.
Sarker, MAR., Alam, K. and Gow, J. (2012), "Exploring the relationship between climate change and rice yield in Bangladesh: An analysis of time series data", Agricultural Systems, 112: 11-16.
Imran, S., Alam, K. & Beaumont, N. (2012), "An empirical assessment of stakeholder understanding of sustainable tourism in alpine protected areas", TEAM Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 9(1): 15–25.
Shahiduzzaman, M. and Alam, K., (2012), "Cointegration and causal relationships between energy consumption and output: Assessing the evidence from Australia", Energy Economics, 34(6): 2182-2188.
Roy, AKD, Alam, K. and Gow, J., (2012), "A review of the role of property rights and forest policies in the management of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh", Forest Policy and Economics, 15: 46-53.
Imran, S., Alam, K. and Beaumont, N., (2012), "Reinterpreting the definition of sustainable development for a more ecocentric reorientation", Sustainable Development, 20(5). DOI: 10.1002/sd.537.
Roy, AKD., and Alam, K., (2012), "Participatory forest management for the sustainable management of the Sundarbans mangrove forest in Bangladesh", American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 8(5): 549-555.
Shahiduzzaman, M. and Alam, K., (2012), “CO2 emissions and income trajectory in Australia: The role of technological change”, International Journal of Business Research, 12(5): 102–18.
Alam, K., (2012), "Productivity, National Broadband Network and digital economy: Challenges for Australia". In: Proceedings of the International Statistical Conference on Statistics in Planning and Development, Dhaka University, Bangladesh, 27–29 December 2012.
Alam, K. and Salahuddin, M., (2012), "Factors affecting broadband access in OECD countries: A panel data analysis". In: Proceedings of the International Statistical Conference on Statistics in Planning and Development, Dhaka University, Bangladesh, 27–29 December 2012.
Most notable :
Alam, K., (2011), "Public attitudes toward restoration of impaired river ecosystems: Does residents' attachment to place matter?", Urban Ecosystems, 14(4): 635-653.
Alam, K., (2011), "An economic analysis of a public-private-community partnership: The case of solid waste management in Dhaka, Bangladesh", World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 8(2-4): 166–181.
Shahiduzzaman, M. and Alam, K., (2011), "Energy-output linkages in Australia: Implications for emissions reduction policies", Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 12(3): 2011.
Sarker, A. R. and Alam, K., (2010), "Nexus between electricity generation and economic growth in Bangladesh", Asian Social Science, 6(12): 16-22.
Haukka, S., Robb, W. and Alam, K., (2009), "Still Putting In: Measuring the Economic and Social Contributions of Older Australians", The National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC), Department of Health and Ageing, Australian Government, May 2009.
Alam, K., (2008), "Cost-benefit analysis of restoring the Buriganga River", International Journal of Water Resources Development, 24(4): 593-607.
Alam, K., Rolfe, J. and Donaghy, P., (2008), "Assessing the cost-effectiveness of water quality interventions in South-east Queensland", Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 15(1): 30-40.
Haukka, S., Alam, K. and Robb, W., (2008), "Chart of Accounts: A framework for measuring the economic and social contributions by older Australians", Final Report, December 2008 (Report Prepared for the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre).
Alam, K. and Robb, W., (2007), "Models of government investment in human services: A high level analysis", Report Prepared for the Queensland State Government Department of Communities, Brisbane.
Alam, K., Rolfe, J. and Donaghy, P., (2006), "Economic and social impact assessment of water quality improvement", Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 12(1): 85-102.
Alam, K., Rolfe, J. and Donaghy, P., (2006), "Issues in the economic evaluation of improved water quality objectives", Sustaining Regions, 5(3): 48-58.
Alam, K., (2006), "Valuing the environment in developing countries: Problems and potentials", Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and Development, 13 (1 & 2): 27-44.
Alam, K. and Rolfe, J., (2006), "Economics of plant disease outbreaks", Agenda, 13(2): 161-74.
Currently Teaching Courses/Programs
Courses Currently Teaching:
ECO3002 Economic Policy Analysis
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies
Courses previously taught:
ECO3001 Applied Econometrics
ECO8002 Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth
ECO8060 Business in the International Economy
MGT8402 Research Methodology 2 (Advanced Regression Analysis)
Current funded projects:
Determining the social and policy challenges of a digital future: A cross-sectional analysis of rural and regional Australia (Commonwealth Government's Collaborative Research Network funding)
Implementing teleauscultation for remote user health services in Australia: A case study with economic evaluation (ARC Linkage)
Information systems for capacity building in business case research (USQ Research Infrastructure Program)
Assessing Community Preferences for Digital Futures (Southern Downs Regional Council)
Research Leadership Development Program (2013-2014)
Recently completed PhD research projects:
2012 - Principal Supervisor: Energy Consumption, Economic Growth and CO2 Emissions in Australia: The Potential for Energy Conservation (Md Shahiduzzaman).
2012 - Principal Supervisor: Impacts of Climate Change on Rice Production and Farmers’ Adaptation in Bangladesh (Md Abdur Rashid Sarker)
2012 - Principal Supervisor: Co-management and Forest Sustainability: An Investigation into the Adequacy of Property Rights to Achieve Sustainability in the Management of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh (Anjan Dev Roy)
Current PhD Research Projects:
Towards an Integrated Systems Approach to Sustainable Tourism Management in Protected Areas (Sophia Imran), (Principal Supervisor)
Strengthen Collaboration among Governance Structures: Prospects for Better Outcomes of the Water Planning Process in the Murray-Darling Basin (Marina Costa Barbosa),(Principal supervisor)
Sustainability, Population Growth and Economic Development: The case of Regional Australia (Gazi Ashir Uddin),(Principal supervisor)
The role of broadband expansion in narrowing digital divide and boosting productivity in Australian economy (Muhammad Salahuddin),(Principal Supervisor)
Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
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