Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Rod Duncan

Dr Rod Duncan

BEc (Hons) ANU, LLB ANU, PhD Stanford

Dr. Duncan is a lecturer in economics and finance at CSU. He studied for his undergraduate degrees in economics and law at the Australian National University and his doctorate in economics at Stanford University. His research interests centre on development problems in Third World countries, including the Pacific island nations, and especially the links between natural resources and development. He has also been known to write on such disparate topics as the relationship between rising female education and falling marriage rates, on global warming policy and on the use of environmental offsets for wetlands management.

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Teaching Responsibilities

  • ECO130 Business Economics
  • ECO356 Environmental Economics
  • FIN221 Investments
  • ECO516- Public Sector Economics
  • ECO517- Economic Evaluation.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Course co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Business (Honours)
  • Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences Honours programs

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Research Focus

  • International development
  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Politics in Pacific island nations
Research Project Supervision
  • International trade and development
  • Environmental and resource economics
Current Research Students
  • Co-supervisor for Buyani Thomy, PhD, "The economic value of improvements in the health of urban waterways to local communities"
  • Co-supervisor for William Wise, PhD, "Life insurer efficiency and profitability in Canada".

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Professional Activities

  • Member of the Australian Agriculture and Resource Economics Society

Grants and Awards:

Title: Mapping the Aged Care Industry and Ageing Issues in the Bathurst Region
Sponsor: Bathurst City Council, Blayney Shire Council and the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Co-PIs: Jennifer Sappey, Zelma Bone
Amount Funded: $15,000

Title: Commercialization of Forest Biotechnology
Sponsor: Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Co-PI(s): Gary Peter
Share of Amount Funded: $33,500

 Title:  Cooks and Georges River Health
 Sponsor:   Greater Sydney Local Lands Services, Canterbury City Council, Fairfield City Council,  CSIRO, CSU
Co-Pls:   Mark Morrison, Kevin Boyle (Virginia Tech)
Amount Funded:  $240,000

Title: Academic Time Diaries
Co-PIs: Kerry Tilbrook, Branka Krivokapic-Skoko
Amount Funded: $12,400

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Selected Publications: 

  • Ronald Duncan, Satish Chand, Bryan Graham, Tony Lawson and Roderick Duncan (1998). Exchange rate policy in Papua New Guinea. Institute of National Affairs, Port Moresby.

 Book Chapter

  •  Roderick Duncan (2011) "Governance reform in the public sector in Pacific island countries: understanding how culture matters" in R. Duncan ed. The Political Economy of Economic Reform in the Pacific, Asian Development Bank, Manila.
  • Roderick Duncan (2007) "Regulatory cycles: Or why does the tax code get bigger every year?" in Basu, P.K. et al eds. (2007) Engagement and Change: Exploring Management, Economic and Finance Implications of a Globalising Environment, Australian Academic Press, Brisbane.
  • Rod Duncan (2002) "Regional conflicts over mineral rights in South East Asia" in R. Garnaut ed. Resource Management in Asia Pacific Developing Countries, Asia Pacific Press, Australia National University.
  •  Ron Duncan and Rod Duncan (1997) "Improving security of access to customary-owned land in Melanesia: mining in Papua New Guinea" in P. Larmour ed. The Governance of Common Property in the Pacific Region, Pacific Policy Papers #19, National Center for Development Studies.
  •  Anne O. Krueger and Roderick Duncan (1993) "The political economy of complexity" in Stetting, Lauge et al. eds. Global Change and Transformation, Munksgaard International, Copenhagen.
Refereed Journal Articles
  • Chris Sherley, Mark Morrison, Roderick Duncan and Kevin Parton (2014) "Using segmentation and prototyping in engaging politically-salient climate-change household segments", Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, 26(3): 258-280.
  • Denise Jarratt, Roderick Duncan and Terry Bossomaier (2014) "It's not only what you know… using simulation to explain research networks and innovation in the UK university sector", Emergence: Complexity & Organization, 16(2): 1-28.
  • Luisa Perez-Mujica, Roderick Duncan and Terry Bossomaier (2014) "Using agent-based models to design social marketing campaigns", Australasian Marketing Journal, 22(1): 36-44,
  • Mark Morrison, Roderick Duncan and Kevin Parton (2013) "Targeting segments in the Australian community to increase support for climate change policy", Australasian Marketing Journal, 21(4): 212-217,
  • Mark Morrison, Roderick Duncan, Chris Sherley and Kevin Parton (2013) "A comparison between attitudes to climate change in Australia and the United States", Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 20(2): 87-100, DOI:10.1080/14486563.2012.762946.
  • Jennifer Sappey, Zelma Bone and Roderick Duncan (2010) "The aged care industry in regional Australia: will it cope with the tsunami to come?", Australian Farm Business Management Journal, 7(1), 21-28.
  • Satish Chand and Roderick Duncan (2010) "Strengthening political parties in the Pacific", Pacific Economic Bulletin, 25(1), 35-45.
  • Roderick Duncan (2008) "Solomon Islands and Vanuatu: an economic survey", Pacific Economic Bulletin, 23(3), 1-17.
  • Usha Nair-Reichert and Roderick Duncan (2008) "Patent regimes, host country policies and the nature of MNE activities", Review of International Economics, 16(4), 783-797.
  • Roderick Duncan (2008) "Agricultural productivity, the electoral cycle and ENSO effects in Papua New Guinea", Pacific Economic Bulletin, 23(1), 74-84.
  • Roderick Duncan (2007) "Papua New Guinea economic survey: fiscal discipline needed", Pacific Economic Bulletin, 22(1), 1–15.
  • Roderick Duncan (2006) "Price or politics? An empirical investigation of the causes of expropriation", Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics50(1), March, 85-101
  • Rod Duncan (2003) "Does 'Sex and the City' predict the future of marriage?", Challenge, 46(3), May, 73-88.
Refereed Conference Proceedings
  • Roderick Duncan, Luisa Perez-Mujica and Terry Bossomaier (2014) "Simulating social networks in social marketing" in Squazzoni, F. et al ed., ECMS 2014 Proceedings,
  • Luisa Perez-Mujica, Terry Bossomaier, Roderick Duncan and Max C. Finlayson (2014) "Use of agent based modelling to simulate complex ecological systems in contexts with poor information: the case of the Winton Wetlands in Victoria, Australia" in Squazzoni, F. et al ed., ECMS 2014 Proceedings, Genoa,
  • Roderick Duncan and Terry Bossomaier (2013) "Falling stars: simulation of firm culture on employee performance", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, Curran Associates, Rende.
  • Mark Morrison, Darla Hatton-McDonald, Kevin Boyle, John Rose and Roderick Duncan (2013) "Investigating differences  between internet and mail implementation of a stated-preference study while controlling for differences in sample frame and self-selection effects", International Choice Modelling Conference, Sydney, July 3-5.
  • Luisa Perez-Mujica, Terry Bossomaier, Roderick Duncan, Andrea Rawluk, Max C. Finlayson  and Jonathon Howarth (2013) "Developing a sustainable assessment tool for socio-ecvironmental systems: a case study of systems simulation and participatory modelling", International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development and the Environment (SESDE), Genoa, September 25-27.
  • Terry Bossomaier, Yeslam Islam, Roderick Duncan and Junbin Gao (2012) "Simulation of house prices for improved land valuation", Proceedings of the European Modelling and Simulation Symposium, Vienna, September 19-21.
  • Branka Krivokapic-Skoko, Roderick Duncan and Kerry Tilbrook (2012) "The Use of the Time Diary Method to Explore Academic Time Management: Insights From an Australian University", 11th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM 2012),University of Bolton, UK, June 28-29.
  • Roderick Duncan, Branka Krivokapic-skoko, Kerry Tilbrook and Errol Chopping (2011) "Academic time diaries: Measuring what Australian academics actually do", Proceedings of the 2011 ANZAM Conference in Wellington, December 7-9th.
  • Denise Jarratt, Roderick Duncan and Terry Bossomaier (2010) "It's not only what you know… using simulation to explain research networks and innovation in the UK university sector", Proceedings of the British Academy of Management 2010 Conference, 14-16 September.


Working Papers
  • Chris Sherley, Mark Morrison and Roderick Duncan (2014) "The benefits of archetypal prototyping when profiling market segments", working paper.
  • Mark Morrison, Roderick Duncan and Kevin Parton (2014) "The relationship between religious persuasion and climate change attitudes", working paper.
  • Roderick Duncan, Kerry Tilbrook and Branka Krivokapic-Skoko (2014) "Does academic work make Australian academics happy?", under review.
  • Daniel Masters, Mark Morrison, Roderick Duncan and Adrian Langdon (2011) "Do we need a value of statistical life for dam failures?" presented by Daniel Masters at the 10th Annual Water Pricing Summit in October 2011 in Sydney.
  • Roderick Duncan (2011) "Who is the real enemy of rational action on the environment?" presented at the Resolving Interdisciplinary Differences in the Use of Ecosystem Services Workshop in Canberra on August 24-25, 2011.
  • Roderick Duncan (2011) "Will the new Australian mining tax drive out investment in the minerals sector?" presented t the 55th Annual Conference for the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in Melbourne on February 8-11, 2011.
  • With Mark Morrison. Using environmental offsets in wetlands management. presented at the 2008 AARES Conference. Canberra, Australia.
  • Can subsidizing alternative energy technology development lead to faster global warming? Presented at the ICCB 2007. Leura, Australia.

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