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Quentin Grafton

Professor; Chairholder UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance


B.Ag. Econ (Massey), MS (Iowa State University), PhD (University of British Columbia)

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Recent Highlighted Journal Publications

P. Wyrwoll and R.Q. Grafton (2021) Reforming for Resilience: Delivering ‘Multipurpose Hydropower’ under Water and Energy Risks International Journal of Water Resources Development.

M. Colloff, R.Q. Grafton, J. Williams (2021) Scientific integrity, public policy and water governance in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Australasian Journal of Water Resources 2,000+ views, Altmetric 97.

T. Kompas, R.Q. Grafton, L. Chu, J. Camac. (2021) Health and Economic Costs of Early and Delayed Suppression and the Unmitigated Spread of COVID-19: The Case of Australia. PLOS ONE

D.V. Gordon, R.Q. Grafton and S.I. Steinshamn (2021) Cross-country effects and policy responses to COVID-19 in 2020: The Nordic countries. Economic Analysis and Policy 71: 198-210.

W. Nikolakis, R.Q. Grafton (2021). Law versus justice: The Strategic Aboriginal Water Reserve in the Northern Territory, Australia. International Journal of Water Resources Development

S.J. Phipps, R.Q. Grafton and T. Kompas (2020) Robust estimates of the true (population) infection rate for COVID-19: a backcasting approach. Royal Society Open Science 7(11): 200909, 25,000 + downloads, Altmetric 431.

S.A. Wheeler, E. Carmody, R.Q. Grafton, R.T. Kingsford, and A. Zuo. (2020). The rebound effect on water extraction from subsidising irrigation infrastructure in Australia. Resources, Conservation & Recycling 159: 104755.

K. Brooks, K. Barclay, R.Q. Grafton, and N. Gollan (2020). Transforming coastal and marine management: Deliberative democracy and integrated management in New South Wales, Australia. Marine Policy

R.Q. Grafton, L. Chu and P. Wyrwoll (2020) The paradox of water pricing: dichotomies, dilemmas, and decisions. Oxford Review of Economic Policy 36(1): 86-107.

R.Q. Grafton, M. Colloff, V. Marshall and J. Williams (2020) Confronting a post-Truth Water World in the Murray-darling Basin, Australia. Water Alternatives 13(1): 1-28.

R.Q. Grafton and J. Williams (2019). Rent seeking behaviour and regulatory capture in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. International Journal of Water Resources Development

R.Q. Grafton, L. Doyen, C. Béné, E. Borgomeo, K. Brooks, L. Chu, G.S. Cumming, J. Dixon, D. Garrick, A. Helfgott, Q. Jiang, P. Katic, T. Kompas, L.R. Little, N. Matthews, C. Ringler, D. Squires, S.I. Steinshamn, S. Villasante. S. Wheeler, J. Williams, and P. Wyrwoll (2019). Realizing Resilience for Decision-making. Nature Sustainability Vol 2: 907-913.

R.Q. Grafton, J. Williams, C.J. Perry, F. Molle, C. Ringler, P. Steduto, B. Udall, S.A. Wheeler, Y. Wang, D. Garrick and R. Allen. (2018) The Paradox of Irrigation Efficiency. Science 361 (issue 6404), pp. 748-750. Full text

R.Q. Grafton and S. Wheeler. (2018) Economics of Water Recovery in the Murray-Darling Basin. Annual Review of Resource Economics Vol 10, pp. 487-510 .

H.L. Chu. R.Q. Grafton and M. Stewardson. (2018) Resilience, Decision-making and Environmental Water Releases. Earth’s Future

P.R. Wyrwoll, R.Q. Grafton, KA. Daniell, H.L. Chu, C. Ringler, L. T. H. Lien, D.K. Khoi, T.N. Do1, and N.D.A. Tuan. (2018) Decision-making for systemic water risks: Insights from a participatory risk assessment process in Vietnam. Earth’s Future

X. Shi and R.Q. Grafton. (2018) Reforming the Eastern Australian Gas Market. Asia and Pacific Policy Studies. DOI 10.1002/app5.244

W. Ma, A. Renwick and R.Q. Grafton. (2018). Farm machinery use, off-farm employment and farm performance in China. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 62, pp. 279–298.

D.E. Garrick, J.W. Hall, A, Dobson, R. Damania, R.Q. Grafton, R. Hope, C. Hepburn, R. Bark, F. Boltz, L. De Stefano, E. O’Donnell, N. Matthews, and A. Money. (2017) Valuing Water for Sustainable Development. Science 358, issue 6366, pp. 1003-1005.

R.Q. Grafton, I. Cronshaw and X. Shi. (2017) ‘Making Cents’ of the Eastern Australian Gas Market. In press, Economic Papers.

R.Q. Grafton, T. Kompas and N. Van Long. (2017) A Brave New World? Kantian-Nashian Interaction and the Dynamics of Global Climate Change Mitigation. European Economic Review 99: 31-42.

H. To, R.Q. Grafton, R. Martínez-Espiñeira and M. Garcia-Valiñas. (2017) Household adoption of energy and water-efficient appliances: An analysis of attitudes, labelling and complementary green behaviours in selected OECD countries. Journal of Environmental Management 197: 140-150.

R.Q. Grafton, J. Williams and Q. Jiang. (2017) Possible pathways and tensions in the food and water nexus. Earth’s Future 5: 449–462.

H. To, R.Q. Grafton and S. Regan. (2017) Immigration and labour market outcomes in Australia: Findings from HILDA 2001–2014. Economic Analysis and Policy 55: 1-13.

R.Q. Grafton. (2017) Responding to the ‘Wicked Problem’ of water insecurity. Water Resources Management 31:10, 3023-3041.

R.Q. Grafton. (2017) Editorial: Water reform and planning in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Water Economics and Policy 3:3 1702001.

N. Ratna, R.Q. Grafton and H. To. (2017) The ‘Paradox of Diversity’: Economic Evidence from US Cities 1980-2010. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies 4 (1): 20-37.

R.Q. Grafton and R. Little. (2017) Risks, Resilience and Natural Resource Management: Lessons from Selected Findings. Natural Resource Modeling 30, Issue 1, February 2017: 91–111.

R.Q. Grafton and S. Kerr. (2016) Comment: Future directions for Australasian environmental economics. Australian Journal of Agricultural Resource Economics 60: 688-691.

I. Cronshaw and R.Q. Grafton. (2016) A Tale of Two States: Development and Regulation of Coal Bed Methane Extraction in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Resources Policy 50: 253-263.

I. Cronshaw and R.Q. Grafton. (2016) Economic Benefits, External Costs and the Regulation of Unconventional Gas in the United States. Energy Policy 98: 180-186.

R.Q. Grafton et al. (2016) Responding to Global challenges in Food, Energy, Environment and Water: Risks and Options Assessment for Decision-making (ROAD). Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies 3: 275-299.

L.R Little, A.J. Hobday, J. Parslow, C.R. Davies and R.Q. Grafton. (2015) Funding climate adaptation strategies with climate derivatives. Climate Risk Management, 8: 9-15.

R.Q. Grafton, J. Horne and S. Wheeler. (2015) On the marketisation of water: Evidence from the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Water Resource Management 30(3): 913-926.

J. Pittock, J. Williams and R. Q. Grafton. (2015) The Murray-Darling Basin plan fails to deal adequately with climate change [online]. Water: Journal of the Australian Water Association, 42:6, 28-32.

L.R. Little, and R.Q. Grafton. (2015) Environmental offsets, resilience and the cost effectiveness of conservation. Royal Society Open Science 2:140521.

W. Nikolakis and R.Q. Grafton. (2015) Indigenous communities and climate change: a Recognition, Empowerment and Devolution (RED) framework in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Journal of Water and Climate Change 7(1): 169-183.

A. Syed, R.Q. Grafton, K. Kalirajan, K. and D. Parham. (2015), Multifactor productivity growth and the Australian mining sector. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 59: 549–570.

R.Q. Grafton, L. Chu, L. and T. Kompas. (2015) Optimal Water Tariffs and Supply Augmentation for Cost-of-Service Regulated Water Utilities. Utilities Policy 34: 54-62.

R.Q. Grafton, J. Williams, J. and Q. Jiang. (2015) Food and Water Gaps to 2050. Food Security 7(2): 209-220

H. To and R.Q. Grafton. (2015) Oil prices, biofuels production and food security: Past trends and future challenges. Food Security 7(2): 323-336

R.Q. Grafton, C. Daugbjerg, C. and E. Qureshi. (2015) Towards Food Security by 2050. Food Security 7(2): 179-183.

W. Nikolakis, W. and R.Q. Grafton (2015) Putting Indigenous water rights to work: the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework as a lens for remote development, Community Development 46(2): 149-163.

S. Yamazaki, R.Q. Grafton, T. Kompas, T. and S. Jennings. (2015) Are Marine Reserves and harvest Control Rules Substitutes or Complements for rebuilding Fisheries? Resource and Energy Economics 40:1-18

L. Chu, T. Kompas, and R.Q. Grafton. (2015) Impulse Controls and Uncertainty in Economics. Environmental Modelling and Software 65: 50-57

R.Q. Grafton and N.R. Lambie. (2014) Australia’s Liquefied Natural Gas Sector: Past Developments, Current Challenges and Ways Forward. Australian Economic Review 47(4): 509-522.

R.Q. Grafton, L. Chu, T. Kompas and M Ward. (2014) Volumetric Pricing, Social Surplus and Supply Augmentation. Water Resources and Economics 6:74-87.

R.Q. Grafton and T. Kompas. (2014) Three Pillars of Fisheries Policy. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies 1:3 609-614.

R.Q. Grafton, T. Kompas and N. Van Long. (2014) Increase in risk and its effects on welfare and optimal policies in a dynamic setting: the case of global pollution. Geneva Risk and Insurance Review 39: 40-64.

W. Nikolakis and R.Q. Grafton. (2014). Fairness and Justice in Indigenous water allocations: Insights from Northern Australia. Water Policy 16 (S2): 19-35.

R.Q. Grafton, J. Pittock, J. Williams, Q. Jiang, J. Quiggin and H. Possingham. (2014) Water planning under hydro-climatic change in the Murray Darling Basin, Australia. Ambio 43(8): 1082-1092.

R.Q. Grafton, T. Kompas, N. Van Long and H. To. (2014) US Biofuel Subsidies and CO2 Emissions: An Empirical Test for a Weak and Strong Green Paradox. Energy Policy 85: 550-555.

N. Linh-Son, R.Q. Grafton, H. To and T. Kompas. (2014) Multiple Use Management Strategies and Marine Reserves. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture 22(2): 131-141.

R.Q. Grafton and J. Horne. (2014) Water Markets in the Murray-Darling Basin. Agricultural Water Management, 145: 61-71.

S. Akter, R.Q. Grafton and W. Merritt. (2014) Integrated Hydro-Ecological and Economic Modelling of Environmental Flows: Macquarie Marshes, Australia. Agricultural Water Management, 145: 98-109.

S. Yamazaki, R.Q. Grafton, T. Kompas and S. Jennings. (2014) Biomass management targets and the conservation and economic benefits of marine reserves. Fish and Fisheries 15(2): 196-208.

Nikolakis, W., R.Q. Grafton and H. To. (2013) Indigenous Values and Water Markets: Survey Insights from Northern Australia. Journal of Hydrology 500: 12-20.

I. Cronshaw and R.Q. Grafton. (2013) Reflections on Energy Security in the Asia Pacific. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies 1(1): 127-143.

R.Q. Grafton, J. Pittock, R. Davis, J. Williams, G. Fu, M. Warburton, B. Udall, R. McKenzie, X. Yu, N Che, D. Connell, Q. Jiang, T. Kompas, A. Lynch, R. Norris, H. Possingham and J. Quiggin. (2013) Global Insights into Water Resources, Climate Change and Governance Nature Climate Change 3: 315-321.

L.R. Little, G. Fay, J. Parslow, A.D.M. Smith, R.Q. Grafton, A.E. Punt and G.N. Tuck. (2013) Environmental Derivatives, Risk Analysis, and Conservation Management. Conservation Letters 7(3): 196-207.

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