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Graeme Doole

Adj/A/Prof Graeme Doole

Adjunct Associate Professor
Agriculture and Environment, School of

Contact details
School of Agriculture and Environment
The University of Western Australia (M089)
35 Stirling Highway
BApplSc(NRM) MApplEcon Massey, PhD W.Aust.
I grew up on a sheep and beef station east of Taihape, New Zealand. After working on this farm for a time, I became interested in biophysical processes and their management. This motivated my attendance at Massey University.
I completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Natural Resource Management) at Massey University, before completing a Master of Applied Economics (First Class) at the same university. The focus on economics arose from a realisation that economic forces are a key driver of managed systems, particularly in agriculture.
I completed Doctoral study at the University of Western Australia, where I combined an interest in agricultural systems and operations research. My Doctor of Philosophy (Distinction) was awarded in April 2008. Since this time, I have been employed within the Centre of Environmental Economics and Policy and School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Western Australia.
Key research
My research involves the use of analytical and empirical methods to investigate how best to manage agricultural and natural systems. A significant proportion of this work involves the formulation of appropriate policy instruments to achieve economic, environmental, and social outcomes from the regulation of agricultural activity. My work involves both bioeconomic modelling and econometric analysis, especially of survey data.
38 papers published in peer-reviewed journals.
10 most recent papers:
Doole, G.J., Vigiak, O.V., Pannell, D.J., and Roberts, A.M. (2013), ‘Cost-effective strategies to mitigate multiple pollutants in an agricultural catchment in North-Central Victoria, Australia’, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 57, pp. 441–460.
Doole, G.J., Romera, A.J., and Adler, A.A. (2013), ‘A mathematical optimisation model of a New Zealand dairy farm’, Journal of Dairy Science 96, pp. 2147–2160.
Beltran, J., White, B., Burton, M., Doole, G.J., and Pannell, D.J., (2013), ‘Determinants of herbicide use in rice production in the Philippines’, Agricultural Economics 44, pp. 45–55.
Doole, G.J., and Pannell, D.J. (2013), ‘A process for the development and application of simulation models in applied economics’, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 57, pp. 79–103.
Beltran, J.C., Pannell, D.J., Doole, G.J., and White, B. (2012), ‘A bioeconomic model for analysis of integrated weed management strategies for annual barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crus-gali complex) in Philippine rice farming systems’, Agricultural Systems 112, pp. 1–10.
Doole, G.J., and White, B. (2012), ‘Optimal dynamic regulation of the environmental impact of mining across diverse land types’, New Zealand Economic Papers, forthcoming. DOI: 10.1080/00779954.2012.672273.
Doole, G.J., Marsh, D., and Ramilan, T. (2012), ‘Evaluation of agri-environmental policies for reducing nitrate pollution from New Zealand dairy farms accounting for firm heterogeneity’, Land Use Policy 30, pp. 57–66.
White, B., Doole, G.J., Pannell, D.J., and Florec, V. (2012), ‘Optimal environmental policy design for mine rehabilitation and pollution with a risk of non-compliance owing to firm insolvency’, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 56, pp. 280–301.
Doole, G.J. (2012), ‘Evaluation of an agricultural innovation in the presence of severe parametric uncertainty: an application of robust counterpart optimisation’, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 84, pp. 16–25.
Doole, G.J. (2012), ‘Cost-effective policies for improving water quality by reducing nitrate emissions from diverse dairy farms: an abatement-cost perspective’, Agricultural Water Management 104, pp. 10–20.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Editor at Asia Pacific and Policy Studies
Associate Editor at Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Future research
Value of information in ecological systems
Behavioural economics tied to environmental policy
Methods of land-use optimisation
Efficient management of water quality resources
Industrial relevance
I have strong existing links with various agricultural industries throughout Australasia. A key element of my work has been the development and use of farm-level models of dairy systems alongside industry in New Zealand.
Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
Honours and awards
I have received a number of important awards. These include Prize for the Best Article in the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2005, 2008), Winner of the Agricultural Economics Society (United Kingdom) Prize Essay competition (2010), Australian Society of Agronomy Young Agronomist of the Year (2010), and University of Western Australia Publication Excellence Award for highest quantity and quality of peer-reviewed publications by an early career researcher (2010).
Current external positions
Senior Lecturer at Department of Economics, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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