Dr Stephanie McWhinnie
School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Stephanie has been at Adelaide since 2006 following the completion of her postgraduate studies in Canada. Her interest areas are in natural resource and environmental economics with a particular focus on fisheries. There are three main areas of her research: international sharing; productivity analysis; and behavioural responses. In each area she has made a difference in the way in which we think about fisheries economics through developing new datasets to examine unanswered questions; adapting tools to be more applicable to analysing fisheries from an economics perspective; or identifying unexplored aspects of fishing behaviour.
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I am an applied microeconomist with primary areas of research interest in natural resource and environmental economics. Most of my work is focused on empirical analysis of fisheries, with particular interest in interjurisdictional sharing and productivity. I also have collaborated on projects examining household energy use, rural poverty, and deforestation.
Date Position Institution name 2016 - 2016 Visiting Professor University of Waterloo 2014 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2012 - 2012 Visiting Professor University of Calgary 2006 - 2013 Lecturer University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2006 University of British Columbia Canada PhD 1999 University of British Columbia Canada MA 1996 University of Otago New Zealand BA (Hons)
Year Citation 2023 Hill, D., McWhinnie, S. F., Kumar, S., & Gregg, D. (2023). Technology Heterogeneity and Poverty Traps: A Latent Class Approach to Technology Gap Drivers of Chronic Poverty. The Journal of Development Studies, 59(2), 1-18.
2022 Haensch, J., Wheeler, S. A., & McWhinnie, S. F. (2022). Community attitudes towards marine parks in South Australia. Marine Policy, 139, 10 pages.
2021 Otumawu-Apreku, K., & McWhinnie, S. (2021). The Role of Fixed Cost and Non-Discretionary Variables in Fisheries: The Case of South Australian Rock Lobster. Marine Policy, 133, 11 pages.
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2020 Otumawu-Apreku, K., & McWhinnie, S. F. (2020). Profit Efficiency of the South Australian rock lobster fishery: A Nerlovian and directional distance function approach. Marine Policy, 117, 12 pages.
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2019 Chesnokova, T., & McWhinnie, S. F. (2019). International fisheries access agreements and trade. Environmental and Resource Economics, 74(3), 1207-1238.
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2018 Peters, B., & McWhinnie, S. (2018). On the rebound: estimating direct rebound effects for Australian households. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 62(1), 65-82.
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2012 Long, N., & McWhinnie, S. (2012). The tragedy of the commons in a fishery when relative performance matters. Ecological Economics, 81, 140-154.
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2012 McWhinnie, S. (2012). Renewable resource economics. The Australian Economic Review, 45(2), 246-254.
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2009 McWhinnie, S. (2009). The tragedy of the commons in international fisheries: An empirical examination. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 57(3), 321-333.
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Year Citation 2016 Dobrescu, L. I., Motta, A., & McWhinnie, S. F. (2016). Principles of Economics. Lionsheart Studios. 2015 Dobrescu, L. I., Motta, A., Faravelli, M., & McWhinnie, S. F. (2015). Principles of Microeconomics. Lionsheart Studios.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2022 McWhinnie, S., Pascoe, S., Schrobback, P., Hoshino, E., Curtotti, R., Magnusson, A., . . . Breen, S. (2022). Measuring, interpreting and monitoring economic productivity in commercial fisheries (FRDC Project 2019-026). 2015 Jennings, S., Coglan, L., McWhinnie, S. F., Pascoe, S., Tisdell, J., & Frusher, S. (2015). Building economic capability to improve the management of marine resources in Australia: final report (FRDC Project No 2008/306).
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation 2022-2024 "Profiling and tracking change in Australia's seafood workforce: Establishing a baseline workforce dataset" with FES and WISA $259,000
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation 2020-2022 "Measuring, Interpreting and Monitoring Economic Productivity in Commercial Fisheries" with CSIRO, BDO EconSearch, ABARES, PIRSA, QDAF $248,000
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation 2009-2015 “Building Economic Capability to Improve the Management of Marine Resources in Australia” with University of Tasmania, Queensland University of Technology and CSIRO $950,000
University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions, Women’s Fellowship Scheme 2013 $15,000
University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions, Momentum Fund Grant 2012-2013 “Who Makes Fisheries Access Agreements with Whom?” with Tatyana Chesnokova $7,000
University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions, Small Research Grant 2008 “What Determines Fish Prices on a Global Scale” $7,000
Australian Resource and Environmental Economics Society, Heading East Award 2013 $1,000
University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions, Learning Development Grant 2017 “The Effect of Grade Feedback on Student Performance” with Ralph Bayer and Mandar Oak $3,000
University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions, Whole-Program Blending Grant 2015/2016 “Postgraduate Coursework Programs in Economics” with Florian Ploeckl, Mark Dodd, Paul Kerin, Mandar Oak, Nicholas Sim and Virginie Masson $54,800
University of Adelaide, Faculty of the Professions, Learning Development Grant 2015 “Economics Research Communication” with Florian Ploeckl and Virginie Masson $10,000
University of Adelaide Grant for Technology Enhanced Learning Projects 2014 “Bringing Playconomics to Adelaide” $10,000
University of Adelaide Implementation Grant for Learning and Teaching Enhancements 2010 “Diagnostic Testing and Online Tools in Economics Level 1 Mathematics Courses” with David Butler $5,000
University of Adelaide, School of Economics, Certificate of Recognition for PhD Supervision in 2013
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 typically teach Principles of Economics and Resource and Environmental Economics. All course related information is available on MyUni.
I am a coauthor of two textbooks as part of the Playconomics learning package
“Principles of Microeconomics” with Isabella Dobrescu, Alberto Motta and Marco Faravelli (2015) Lionsheart Studios.
“Principles of Economics” with Isabella Dobrescu and Alberto Motta (2016) Lionsheart Studios.
I am an active supervisor of Honours, Masters of Applied Economics, Masters of Economics, and PhD students.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Co-Supervisor Essays on International Trade, Development and Demography Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kumuthini Sivathas 2022 Principal Supervisor Assessing Energy Poverty in a Changing Climate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Razib Hossain 2022 Co-Supervisor The Role of NGOs as Intermediaries in Informational Lobbying Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Panharidh Kun 2022 Co-Supervisor Health Inequalities Among Ethnic Groups: Causes, Drivers and Strategies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Trang Huyen Dang 2021 Co-Supervisor The changing nature of occupations and wage inequality Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Francesco Roncone
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 - 2022 Co-Supervisor The Science and Philosophy of Natural Resource Management: Papers on Fisheries, Environmental Philanthropy, and Animal Sentience Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Benjamin Sean Freeling 2018 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Essays on the Macroeconomic Impact of Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy and Financial Development: An Empirical Investigation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ayasha Akter 2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor ESSAYS ON THE TWIN DEVELOPMENT CRISES OF PUBLIC DEBT AND CLIMATE DISTRESS: EVIDENCE FROM DEVELOPING ECONOMIES Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Warnakulasooriya Lakmini Priyanthi Fernando 2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Matters of Management, Sustainability, and Efficiency: Essays in Fisheries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kofi Otumawu-Apreku
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2021 - 2025 Member FRDC Human Dimensions Research Coordination Program Steering Committee Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2022 - ongoing Member Women in Seafood Australasia Australia 2009 - ongoing Member Australian Fisheries Economics Network Australia 2007 - ongoing Member Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society - SA Branch Australia
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2019 - 2023 South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Panel Assessor Legislative and political Australia
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2023 - ongoing Associate Editor The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Wiley Australia
Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice
Date Title Type Institution Country 2020 - ongoing Research Integrity Adviser Advice University of Adelaide -
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