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Dr Mark Mcgovern
Discipline *
Applied Economics
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PhD (University of New England), MRegSc (University of Queensland), DipEd (University of Queensland), BEcon (University of Queensland), BSc (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member, and former Treasurer, Regional Science Association International – Australia and New Zealand section.
  • Member, Economics Society of Australia
  • Member, International Input-output Association

Australian & international industries, International economics, Rural and regional economics, Econmic and financial crises, International business, Fiscal imblanaces and public debt, Collective unintelligence, and avoiding it

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Mark is a senior lecturer in the school, currently lecturing in international economics and industry analysis. His current funded research projects include work for Queensland Main Roads on Financing Transport Infrastructure in these challenging times and for South West Natural Resource Management on Agricultural Viability.

Mark’s long term research interest in industry development in open economies saw him invited to the 2020 Summit with follow up research on food security. As an applied economist with experience over many industries, Mark draws from theoretical areas of regional and industry economics, impact analysis and economics more generally. He has also convened a number of well-supported summits and seminars to advance dialogues on matters of particular importance to the Queensland and Australian economies.

Service interests

  • Industry and community engagement activities, particularly as regards the interpretation and impacts of economic thinking and the articulation of potential choices, particularly by those in rural and regional communities.

Research interests

  • Economic impact analysis
  • International trade and industry orientations
  • Regional and Economic development
  • Market analysis and theory
  • Dynamics of extended economic entities
  • Regional and inter-regional economics
  • Input-output analysis
  • European business
  • Agriculture in the Australian and international economies
  • Fiscal relations
  • principal agent problems
  • transactions simulations
  • Theory, analysis and development of firms, communities, nations and industries.

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Teaching interests

  • Industry analysis
  • Business in Europe
  • Comparative regulatory and other systems
  • Models of international business
  • Economics.
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  • Coordinator of research in School of International Business and Chair of the School Research and Development Committee
  • Co-convenor of Business Articulation and Relationship Development in Australia, Europe and Asia (BARDAEA) international research project.
  • Industry funded research into agricultural industries, particularly sugar.
  • Founding joint Editor International Journal of Applied International Business
  • Convening industry conferences including “Evaluating free trade and beyond” (2003), the “Summit on Sugar” (2002) and the National Conference on Dairy Deregulation (2000)
  • Keynote addresses to academic and industry conferences
  • Submissions, including invited oral presentations, to various Senate, House and Productivity Commission Inquiries.
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