[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150104580]
Researchers Prof Matthew Tonts; Prof Paul Plummer; A/Prof Neil Argent
Brief description Understanding the ways in which Australia’s rural heartland has been transformed is critical to constructing competitive regions. In this project we pioneer the application and development of evolutionary economic geography and staples theory to an investigation of the transformation of south-east and south-western Australia, covering the long boom of the post-war period, through the restructuring ‘crisis’ of the 1980s and 1990s, to a multifunctional countryside. The explanatory power of the local modeling ‘tools’ that we develop moves beyond the ‘one size fits all’ suite of policy prescriptions, with the potential to directly inform rural and regional policy and practice.
Funding Amount $357,290
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects