Facilitating debate on tourism economics
The tourism economics program is at the forefront of, and recognised for its expertise in economic analysis, policy and data management. Our team of leading researchers have a wealth of experience in government, industry and academia, with a strong focus on economic theory and analysis. We focus on independence, credibility and accuracy, with an aim to contribute to the tourism economics debate both nationally and internationally.
Economic Impact of the Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast 2018)
The Queensland Government and the Office of the Commonwealth Games (OCG) have commissioned Griffith University to assess the economic and employment legacy benefits of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). The project utilises a Tourism Computable General Equilibrium (CGE).
GC2018 is a major sporting and cultural event for the city, and will attract a large number of visitors from across the globe. The tourism effect is expected to contribute significantly to the overall economic success of the Games.
Lead researcher: Dr Tien Pham
Dr Ali Reza Alaei
Big data analysis, statistical data modeling and symbolic data analysis.
Associate Professor Jay Bandaralage
General equilibrium modeling, input-output economics and economic development in South Asia.
Professor Susanne Becken
Sustainable tourism, consumer behavior and carbon footprint.
Dr Andreas Chai
Innovation and demand, evolutionary economics, tourism economics and behavioural barriers to climate change adaption.
Dr Xin (Cathy) Jin
Event management, convention tourism and destination marketing.
Dr Athula Naranpanawa
Computable general equilibrium modeling, environmental and resource economics. and development economics.
Dr Tien Duc Pham
Tourism satellite accounts, computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling technique, and economic impact analysis.
Dr Jen-Je Su
Econometrics, growth and development economics, and financial economics.
- Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Griffith University
- Tourism Research Australia
- University of Surrey
- United Nations World Tourism Organisation
- GTAP (Global Trade Policy Analysis Project) network
- Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Colombo, Sri Lanka
- ProBono Econos University of Colombo, the University of Peradeniya and the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka