A 'model' plan

12 Aug 2019

Economic modelling at UQ has influenced climate change public policy and debate, thanks chiefly to the work of Australian Laureate Fellow in Economics Professor John Quiggin.

Research academics rarely drive policy change, but Professor John Quiggin and UQ’s Risk and Sustainable Management Group have certainly influenced the thinking behind several big shifts in public sentiment, if not policy, during the past decade or so.

The Risk and Sustainable Management Group has worked in three significant policy areas, namely the role of water trading in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, the Garnaut Climate Change Review, and the Climate Change Authority’s light vehicle fuel efficiency policy.