Dr Khorshed Alam is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance at the Faculty of Business, University of Southern Queensland. He is also an associate director and group coordinator of the Applied Resource Economics and Innovation program at the Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development, University of Southern Queensland. Khorshed holds a PhD in environmental and resource economics from Murdoch University, Western Australia, and a Masters in Economics from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. His main teaching areas, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at USQ, include Economics, Economic Policy Analysis, Applied Econometrics, Research Methodology and Sustainable Economies.
Khorshed has considerable skills in the areas of resource economics, cost-benefit analysis, sustainability, economic impact assessment, policy analysis and economic valuation. He is a member of a number of professional associations including the Australian Economists Society and the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. He is a fellow of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments.
He is currently supervising five PhD students on topics related to climate change, environmental economics and sustainability. His research interests include environmental and resource economics, sustainable business and development, and economics of health, water and climate change. He has presented many papers at Australasian and international conferences. He has published over 30 refereed journal articles and book chapters and has conducted research for Queensland and Commonwealth Government departments. He has done consultancies for various government agencies and the Asian Development Bank.
Recent project experiences include:
- Implementing Teleauscultation for remote user health services in Australia: A study with economic evaluation, ARC Linkage, 2010-12.
- Assessing sustainable water supply options for South-east Queensland, University of Southern Queensland, 2009.
- Measuring the economic and social contributions by older Australians, National Seniors Australia, 2008.
- Modelling government investment in human services, Queensland State Government Department of Communities, 2007.
- Assessing the social, economic and environmental impacts of protecting environmental values in specific waters in Queensland, funded by Queensland Environmental Protection Agency, 2005.