B Economics (Hons)/B Arts, PhD (Friedrich Schiller University, Germany)
Senior Lecturer, Griffith Business School
- Innovation and demand
- Evolutionary economics
- Tourism economics
- Behavioral barriers to climate change adaption
Current teaching areas
- Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
- Economics Internship Program
- Jayasinghe, M, Smith, C, Chai, A, and Ratnesiri, S. (forthcoming) The Implications of Income Dependent Equivalence Scales for Measuring Poverty in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Social Economics.
Refereed journal articles
- Chai, A, Bradley, G., Lo, A. and J. Reser 2015. ‘What time to adapt? The role of discretionary time in sustaining the climate change value-action gap', Ecological Economics vol 116, pp. 95-107.
- Chai, A., N. Rohde and Silber, J. 2014. ‘Measuring the Diversity of Household Spending Patterns’, Journal of Economic Surveys doi: 10.1111/joes.12066.
- Chai, A and Moneta, A. 2014. ‘The Saturation of Engel Curves and its Implications for Structural Change Theory’, Cambridge Journal of Economics. vol 38(4), pp. 895-923.
- Chai, A and Moneta, A. 2013. ‘Escaping Satiation Dynamics: Some Evidence from British Household Data’, Journal of Economics and Statistics, vol 234, pp. 299-327.
- Chai, A 2012, 'Consumer specialization and the demand for novelty: A reconsideration of the links and implications for studying fashion cycles in tourism', Journal of Economics and Statistics, vol. 232, no. 6, pp. 678-701.
- Chai, A and Moneta, A 2011, 'Some Empirical Evidence on the Hierarchy of Wants', Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol. 22, pp. 649-676.
- Chai, A 2011, 'Consumer specialization and the Romantic transformation of the British Grand Tour of Europe', Journal of Bioeconomics, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 181-203.
- Chai, A and Moneta, A 2010, 'Retrospectives: Engle Curves', Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 225-40.
- Chai, A and Moneta, A 2009, 'Comparing shapes of Engel curves', Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 1156-1162.
- Chai, A, Earl, P and Potts, J 2007, 'Fashion, Growth and Welfare: An Evolutionary Approach', Advances in Austrian Economics, no. 10, pp. 187-207.
- Chai, A. and Guest, R. (under review). ‘Web-enhanced Procrastination' How Online Lecture Recordings affect Binge Study and Academic Achievement’, presented at the AEA’s 2015 National Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE), Washington D.C. 2014-04, Discussion Papers: Economics, Griffith Business School.
- Chai, A. (under review) ‘Tackling Keynes’ Question: A look back on 15 years of "Learning to Consume"’, presented at the 2012 International Schumpeter Society Conference, Jena, Germany.
- Chai, A. and Kaus, W. 2014. ‘Signalling to Whom? Conspicuous Spending and the Local Density of the Social Group Income Distribution’, Papers on Economics & Evolution, no. 1218, Evolutionary Economics Group, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany
- Chai, A. and Guest, R. 2014. ‘Web-enhanced Procrastination? How Online Lecture Recordings affect Binge Study and Academic Achievement’, presented at the AEA’s 2015 National Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE), Washington D.C. no. 2014-04, Discussion Papers: Economics, Griffith Business School.
- Chai, A and Kaus, W 2013, 'Signalling to whom? Conspicuous spending and the local density of the social group income distribution, Papers on Economics and Evolution, no. 2012-18, Max Planck Institute of Economics.
- Chai, A & Moneta, A 2008, 'At the Origins of Engel Curves Estimation', Papers on Economics and Evolution, no. 2008-02, Max Planck Institute of Economics.
- Chai, A and Rohde, N 2012 'Addendum to Engel’s Law: households spending diversity and household income', presented at the EPAP workshop on Economic Develop and Inequality Issues, Brisbane, July 2012.
- Chai, A and Rohde, N 2012, 'Accounting for the Kuznets curve relationship between Income and the diversity of household consumption patterns', presented at the international Schumpeter Society Conference, Brisbane, July 2012.
- Chai, A and Rohde, N 2011, 'How Households diversify their spending & implications for studying economic inequality', presented at the Fourth meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, University of Catania, Italy, July 2011.