Mr Richard Stayner

Adjunct Research Fellow - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Richard Stayner

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Richard joined the Rural Development Centre in 1985. He has undertaken a wide range of research and consultancy projects on farm adjustment, the economic linkages between primary industries and rural communities, socio-economic change in rural communities, regional economic development, the economics of natural resource management, and the economics of water use.

He has taught several units in economics, agricultural economics and natural resource economics in the Faculty of the Professions at UNE (now the UNE Business School).

Selected Research Projects

Assessing the resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, (2014-2017)

Impacts of Water Trading in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin (2006-07 to 2010-11)
(Frontier Economics, 2010 - 2012)

What Makes a Resilient Rural Community?
(RIRDC, 2007 - 2010)

Indicators of Community Vulnerability, Resilience and Adaptive Capacity across the Murray-Darling Basin
(MDBA, 2010)


Stenekes, N., Reeve, I., Kancans, R., Randall, L., and Stayner, R. 2012.  Revised indicators of community vulnerability and adaptive capacity across the MDB - a focus on irrigation in agriculture. ABARES report to client prepared for Murray Darling Basin Authority Canberra, June.

Stayner, R. 2005. 'The changing economics of rural communities',  in Chris Cocklin and Jacqui Dibden (eds).  Sustainability and change in rural Australia.  Sydney, UNSW Press, 121-138.

Stayner, R. and Barclay, E.  2002.  Welfare and support services for farm families.  RIRDC Publication No. 02/042.  Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation, Barton, ACT.

Stayner, R.A. (1995). Farm sector linkages to regional economies. Parliamentary Research Paper No 13 1995-96, Parliamentary Research Service, Dept of Canberra.

Stayner, R.A. (1995). Policy issues in farm adjustment. Research Paper No 9, Parliamentary Research Service, Dept of the Parliamentary Library, Canberra 26pp.