Dr Stephanie McWhinnie

Senior Lecturer
Dr Stephanie McWhinnie
  Org Unit School of Economics
  Email stephanie.mcwhinnie@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 5756
  Location Floor/Room 4 10 ,  10 Pulteney Street ,   North Terrace

Born in Nelson, New Zealand, I did my BA(Hons) in Economics at the University of Otago in Dunedin and worked for two years as a Policy Analyst at the Dunedin City Council before moving to Canada for graduate school. After my MA in Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, I completed my PhD in Economics there in 2006.  I spent semester 2 of 2012 as a Visiting Professor at the University of Calgary and semester 2 of 2016 as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Waterloo.  My curriculum vitae is available below.


My areas of teaching are in natural resource, environmental and microeconomics.  I have taught: Principles of Microeconomics; Consumers, Firms and Markets (Intermediate Micro); Resource and Environmental Economics; and Challenges Facing Economic Policy Makers. I have also supervised Honours, Masters of Applied Economics, and Masters of Economics students and a PhD student. 

In 2017 I am teaching Principles of Economics and Resource and Environmental Economics.  All course related information is available on MyUni.


"Principles of Economics" with Isabella Dobrescu and Alberto Motta (2016) Lionsheart Studios, Fourth Edition.

"Principles of Microeconomics" with Isabella Dobrescu, Alberto Motta and Marco Faravelli (2016) Lionsheart Studios, Fourth Edition.

My areas of research interest are in natural resource and environmental economics, at present my work is focused on fisheries. For a lighthearted introduction to my research, check out the School of Economics' blog.


"The Tragedy of the Commons in a Fishery when Relative Performance Matters" with Ngo Van Long (2012) Ecological Economics, 81, 140-154.

"Renewable Resource Economics" (2012) Australian Economic Review, 45(2), 246-254, requested for publication. 

"The Tragedy of the Commons in International Fisheries: An Empirical Examination" (2009) Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 57(3), 321-33. 

"The Impact of Rights-Based Management Regimes on Fishery Productivity" (2006) in Sumaila, U. Rashid and Marsden, A. Dale (eds.) 2005 North American Association of Fisheries Economists Forum Proceedings. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 14(1). Fisheries Centre, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 

Working Papers:

"Profit Efficiency of the South Australian Rock Lobster Fishery: Nerlovian and Directional Distance Function Approach" with Kofi Otumawu-Apreku

"The Role of Fixed Cost and Non-Discretionary Variables in Fisheries: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation" with Kofi Otumawu-Apreku

"On the Rebound: Estimating Direct Rebound Effects for Australian Households" with Bianca Peters

Australian Fisheries Economics Network: Founding Member

Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society: South Australian Branch Executive www.aares.org.au 

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