DIRECTOR, GRIFFITH INSTITUTE FOR TOURISM

B Arts (Economics), M Applied Economics ( Hons ), PhD Economics
MBA
Director, Griffith Business School

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Biography

Christopher Fleming is a Professor of Economics at the Griffith Business School and currently Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism as well as Head of Research (Theme 2 - Future climate transitions) for Griffith University's Climate Action Beacon. Formerly the Director of Griffith University’s MBA program, I teach, research, consult and provide public policy advice on the economic determinants of well-being and the sustainable management of the world around us. As an applied micro-economist, my research and consulting interests include, natural resource and environmental economics, climate change economics, tourism economics, social and economic project/program evaluation, sustainable development and the economic determinants of subjective wellbeing.

In collaboration with the Climate Action Beacon, I am involved in a number of ongoing research projects with a Pacific Island focus and am particularly interested in tourism as a sustainable development pathway for Small Island Developing States in the Pacific and beyond. I have previously been employed as a Senior Consultant for MainStream Economics and Policy, and Marsden Jacob Associates, as well as a Senior Advisor within the Sustainable Development Policy Group of the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Otago, a Master of Applied Economics with first class honours from Massey University and a PhD (Economics) from the University of Queensland.

Research expertise

  • The economic determinants of subjective wellbeing
  • Environmental economics
  • Sustainable management of natural resources
  • The economics of sustainable tourism

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