Dr Stephanie McWhinnie

Dr Stephanie McWhinnie
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Economics
 Email stephanie.mcwhinnie@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5756
 Location Floor/Room 3 24 ,  Nexus 10 Tower ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    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.


  • Teaching Interests

    My areas of teaching are in natural resource, environmental and microeconomics.  I have taught: Principles of Microeconomics; Principles of Economics; 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, Masters of Economics, and PhD students. 

    I generally teach 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.

  • Research Interests

    I am an applied microeconomist with primary areas of research interest in natural resource and environmental economics. Most of my work is focused on fisheries, with particular interest in interjurisdictional sharing (typically panel data analysis) and productivity (data envelopment analysis and index number decomposition). I also have work on household energy use and deforestation.


    "The Role of Fixed Cost and Non-Discretionary Variables in Fisheries: The Case of South Australian Rock Lobster" with Kofi Otumawu-Apreku (2021) Marine Policy, Accepted for publication.

    "Community attitudes towards marine parks in South Australia" with Juliane Haensch and Sarah Ann Wheeler (2020) Marine Policy, forthcoming.

    "Profit Efficiency of the South Australian rock lobster fishery: A Nerlovian and directional distance function approach" with Kofi Otumawu-Apreku (2020) Marine Policy, 117, 12pp.

    "International Fisheries Access Agreements and Trade" with Tatyana Chesnokova (2019) Environmental and Resource Economics, 74, 1207-1238.

    "On the Rebound: Estimating Direct Rebound Effects for Australian Households" with Bianca Peters (2018) Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 62(1), 65-82.

    "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. 


  • Professional Associations

    Australian Fisheries Economics Network: Founding Member

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

  • Professional Interests

    Research Integrity Adviser

    University of Adelaide 2020 - ongoing


    South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

    2019 - 2023 Panel Assessor for Electricity Act 1996, Essential Services Commission Act, Gas Act 1997 and Water Industry Act 2012.



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