Dr L. Emilio Morales

Senior Lecturer - UNE Business School

L. Emilio Morales

Phone: +61 2 6773 2031

Email: emilio.morales@une.edu.au

Biography

Lecturer in Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness – Value Chains. Work and research experience in Agricultural Markets and Value Chains, Economic Policy Analysis, Applied Econometrics and Project Evaluation.

Qualifications

AgEng, MSc AgEc (PUC, Chile), PhD (UNE)

Teaching Areas

Teaching areas and award
Undergraduate Level

ECON201/301 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON334 Rural Finance and Risk Management
ECON374 Econometric Analysis of Financial Markets
BUS301 Value Chain Analysis
QM367 Survey Methods for Business and Economics
RSNR120 Sustaining Our Rural Environment II (Economics Module)

Unit Commendation in ECON201 – Trimester 1, 2013

Post-graduate Level

ECON406 Economics for Management
ECON434 Rural Finance and Risk Management
ECON474 Econometric Analysis of Financial Markets
BUS501 Value Chain Analysis
QM461 Quantitative Techniques for Management

Unit Commendation in ECON474 – Trimester 2, 2014

HDR supervision topic areas
  • Value Chain Analysis and Adoption of New Production Technologies
  • Price and Premiums Transmission in Agri-Food Chains
  • Consumer Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Differentiated Products

Research Interests

Agricultural Markets and Value Chains Modelling, Marketing Systems and Trade Policies Analysis, Consumer Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Differentiated Products.

Recent and ongoing research includes

'Spatial and Vertical Price and Price Premium Transmission in Agri-Food Chains'; 'Factors Influencing Australian Beef Buyers' Willingness-to-Pay for an 'Ideal' Branded Beef Product'; and 'Beef Marketing Margins in Some Countries in Asia-Oceania'.

Publications

Journal Articles

Morales L. E. and Higuchi A. (2018). Is Fish Worth More than Meat? – How Consumers’ Beliefs about Health and Nutrition Affect Their Willingness-to-Pay More for Fish than Meat. Food Quality and Preference, 65, 101-109. CiteScore 2015 SNIP: 1.805. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1WVFZ3O579OA89

Morales, L. E. (2018). The Effects of Price Volatility on Vertical Price Transmission and Marketing Margins in Cattle Markets. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (In Print). CiteScore 2015 SNIP: 0.857.https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.22434%25252Fifamr2017.0020/reader

Morales, L. E., Hoang, N. and Stuen, E. (2017). Spatial Price Premium Transmission in Australian Cattle Markets: The Vulnerability of Price Premiums to Outside Shocks. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 61(4), 515–684. CiteScore 2015 SNIP: 1.017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8489.12221/abstract

Morales, L. E., G. Griffith, V. Wright, E. Fleming, W. Umberger and N. Hoang (2017). ‘Branding Fresh Food: Who Is Willing to Pay More for Beef?’ Acta Alimentaria 46(4). CiteScore 2015 SNIP: 0.252. http://akademiai.com/doi/abs/10.1556/066.2016.0015

Nchinda, V. P., Villano, R. A.., Hadley, D. and Morales, L. E. (2016) Performance of smallholder minisett seed yam farm enterprises in Cameroon, African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 11(4), 277-91.

Morales, L. E., N. Hoang, G. Griffith and S. Salcedo (2015). ‘Vertical Price Transmission and Spillovers between Agri-Food Chains’. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review 11(3): 81-91.

Morales, L. E., G. Griffith, V. Wright, E. Fleming, W. Umberger and N. Hoang (2013). ‘Variables Affecting the Propensity to Buy Branded Beef among Groups of Australian Beef Buyers’. Meat Science 94(2) 239-246. CiteScore 2015 SNIP: 1.850. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309174013000478?via%3Dihub

Morales, L. E. and W. Foster (2004). ‘Seasonal Model of Miller Demand for Bread Wheat in Chile’. Science and Agricultural Research Journal (Ciencia e Investigación Agraria) 31(1): 39-49. ISSN: 0718-1620. CiteScore 2016 SNIP: 0.613.

Morales, L. E. and W. Foster (2002). ‘Error Correction Model in wheat Supply Functions at Regional Level in Chile’. Science and Agricultural Research Journal (Ciencia e Investigación Agraria) 29(2): 101-113. CiteScore SNIP 2016: 0.613.

Conference Papers

Morales, L. E. and A. Higuchi (2017). ‘The Effect of Healthy and Nutritious Perceptions on Consumers’ Willingness-to-Pay Extra for Fish Respect to Meats in Peru’. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), 61st Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia. February 2017.

Morales, L. E. and N. Hoang (2016). ‘Price Variations of Cattle Grades: How Are Quality Attributes Related?’ Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), 60th Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia. February 2016.

Morales, L.E., Hoang, N., and Griffith, G. (2015, February). Spatial Price Premium Transmission in Agri-Food Chains: The Case of MSA Cattle Premiums in Australia. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), 59th Annual Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.

Morales, L.E., Hoang, N., Griffith, G., and Salcedo, S. (2014, February). Vertical Price Transmission and Relationships between Selected Agri-food Value Chains in Australia and Colombia. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), 58th Annual Conference. Port Macquarie, Australia.

Morales, L.E., Hoang, N., and  Ramsay, T.  (2013, February). Modelling Volatility of Australian Beef Export Prices. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), 57th Annual Conference. Sydney, Australia.

Morales, L.E. and Hoang, N. (2012, February). Beef Marketing Margins in Some Countries in Asia-Oceania. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), 56th Annual Conference. Fremantle, Australia.

Morales, L.E., Griffith, G., Wright, V., Fleming, E., Umberger, W., and Hoang, N. (2011, February). Propensity to Buy Branded Beef among Groups of Australian Beef Buyers. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), 55th Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Morales, L.E., Griffith, G., Wright, V., Fleming, E., Umberger, W., and Hoang, N. (2011, February). Factors Influencing Australian Beef Buyers Willingness to Pay for an ‘Ideal’ Branded Beef Product.  Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), 55th Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Morales, L.E., Griffith, G., Wright, V., Umberger, W., and Fleming, E. (2009, February). Characteristics of Different Consumer Segments in the Australian Beef Market. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), 53rd Annual Conference. Cairns, Australia.

Morales, L.E., Fleming, E., Wright, V., Griffith, G., and Umberger, W. (2008, February). Product and Branding Innovations in the Australian Beef Marketing System. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), 52nd Annual Conference. Canberra, Australia.

Memberships

Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES). (Current Councillor of AARES New England Branch)

Consultancy Interests

Trainer on Value Chain Analysis and Price Distortions for AusAID.

Livestock Course Project and IFPRI/AGRODEP ACIAR Project AH/2012/065 “Regional Approach to Enhance Small Pig Systems in Timor Leste and Eastern Indonesia” and IndoBeef.