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Professor Clevo Wilson

QUT Business School,
Economics and Finance

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Name
Professor Clevo Wilson
Position(s)
Professor
QUT Business School,
Economics and Finance
Discipline *
Applied Economics, Other Economics, Tourism
Phone
+61 7 3138 4228
Fax
+61 7 3138 1500
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD in Economics (University of St Andrews)

Professional memberships
and associations

Editor of Economic Analysis and Policy (Elsevier Journal)

Economic Society of Australia

Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

Western Economic Association International

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

Biography

Background

Professor Clevo Wilson specializes in environmental, ecological, agricultural, tourism, transport, energy, and development economics with a special interest in using environmental valuation techniques, both revealed and stated. His research also focus on supply chain value analysis, efficiency and productivity analysis, structural equation modelling, and cost benefit analyses. He has undertaken research and published papers in diverse topics including tourism (with a special focus on nature-based tourism and economic value analysis), aquaculture, energy and water conservation, agriculture, transport, natural disasters (floods and wildfires), impact of major projects and pollution on property values, environmental sustainability and conservation of wildlife. He has been involved in 25+ major surveys and interviews with extensive data collection and analysis, including Sri Lanka and Australia since 1996. Of these, 10+ studies have been in relation to wildlife tourism and management with an emphasis on economic value analysis of these resources. He has been successful in obtaining several competitive grants and consultancies totaling more than 2.5 million dollars. In 2012 he co-authored a book entitled Nature-based Tourism and Conservation: New Economic Insights and Case Studies published by Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.

 

Qualifications  Bachelor of Economics.   University of Peradeniya,  Sri Lanka, 1992.                                   Master of Philosophy. University of Cambridge,  United Kingdom,  Environment and Development, 1994. Master of Science (Economics).  University of Glasgow,  Scotland, United Kingdom, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy.   University of St. Andrews,  Scotland, United Kingdom,  Economics, 1999.

 

Current Research interests

  • Urban Water Conservation and Management
  • Environmental Economics
  • Ecological Economics
  • Agricultural and Aquaculture Economics
  • Resource Economics
  • Tourism Economics and Management
  • Transport Economics and Management
  • Economics of Pollution Control

Media Coverage

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Teaching

Teaching interests

  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Policy Economics and Evaluation
  • Managerial Economics
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Experience

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE: Tourism, environmental, ecological, agricultural, energy, and development economics, environmental valuation techniques, supply chain value analysis, efficiency and productivity analysis and structural equation modelling, water conservation, agriculture, aquaculture, transport, natural disasters (floods and wildfires), impact of major projects and pollution on property values, environmental sustainability and conservation of wildlife.

EXPERIENCE IN FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

The following lists project and other activities Clevo has been involved listed by areas of expertise. More detailed information on these projects can be obtained upon request.

  • Economics of symbiosis between tourism and nature conservation: could countries such as Sri Lanka make use of these opportunities and cope with the challenges?
  • Economic value of sea turtle and whale watching-based tourism in Mon Repos and Hervey Bay, Australia.
  • Sea turtle hatchery-based tourism in Sri Lanka.
  • Value of insect-based tourism in Australia.
  • Sea bird-based tourism with a special emphasis on fairy penguins on Phillip Island, Australia.
  • Antarctic tourism.
  • Tree-kangaroo, tourism and conservation: a study of little known species in Australia.
  • Crocodile farming-based tourism.
  • A case study of an NGO’s ecotourism efforts – Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia
  • National Parks based tourism – survey of selected national Parks in Queensland, Australia
  • Determining urban water conservation and management strategies: a novel approach using field and survey data.
  • Growing sustainable regions: developing a rural statistical sustainability framework
  • Managing the social, environmental & economic impacts of high density living within inner urban sub-tropical environments.
  • Economics of conserving Australian tropical wildlife:  An analysis of the role of economic valuation, property rights and commercialization.
  • National climate change adaptation research facility (NCCARF) synthesis and integrative research program – Climate vulnerability assessment.
  • Presence of Koalas and property values, multiplier effects of Koala conservation spending and developing a socio-economic research framework of Koala conservation, 2009-2010, Redland Shire Council.
  • Cost-benefit analysis of early childhood education intervention in Victoria’, a report submitted to the Victorian Government Department of Treasury and Finance, Melbourne.
  • The costs and benefits of early childhood intervention, 2007, Department of Treasury and Finance (OCS).
  • Investing in early childhood, 2007, Department of Education and Children’s Services.
  • The review of the current approach to the setting of Child Care National Standards (2006). A Project commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Family Services and the Children’s Services Sub Committee of the Children’s Services Ministers Advisory Council of  COAG, Canberra, Australia.
  • Cost benefit analysis of sessional employment at QUT’ (2005), Human Resources Department, Gardens Point, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • ACIAR Project AS2/1994/023 (2001) on the “Breeding and Feeding Pigs in Australia and Vietnam”.
This information has been contributed by Professor Clevo Wilson.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Agri-Intelligence in Cotton Production Systems - Stage 1
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
QUT1701
Start year
2017
Keywords
Agriculture Cybernetics; Digital Agriculture; In-Farm Decision Support Systems; Management of Inputs in Agriculture; Value Chain of Cotton Crops
Title
Determining Urban Water Conservation And Management Strategies: A Novel Approach Using Field Experiment And Survey Data
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0988254
Start year
2009
Keywords
Urban Water Conservation; Demand Side Management Instruments; Behavioural Economics; Environmental Psychology; Public Acceptability; Field Experiments;
Title
Growing Sustainable Regions: Developing a Rural Statistical Sustainability Framework
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0776795
Start year
2008
Keywords
Sustainable Regions; Rural Sustainability; Regional Growth; Spatial Decision Support Systems; Economic Development; Decision Making
Title
Managing the social, environmental & economic impacts of high density-living within inner-urban sub-tropical environments
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0668911
Start year
2006
Keywords
Social Sustainability; Community Perceptions; Urban Change; Sub tropical design;
Title
Economics of Conserving Australian Tropical Wildlife: An Analysis of the Role of Economic Valuation, Property Rights and Commercialisation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0342830
Start year
2005
Keywords
Australian Tropical Wildlife; Ecological Economics; Property Rights; Wildlife Conservation; Economic Valuation; Commercialisation

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