Dr. Daniel Grainger (BE Hons UQ, MBA Melb, GradDipEd Macq, PhD econ JCU, FIEAust) has worked as an electrical engineer, project manager, portfolio of project manager and corporate finance consultant and teacher (mathematics and physics) and business owner for approximately 20 years. He was awarded a Centenary Medal of Australia for academic excellence and the development of an innovative information technology project. He was also appointed a Fellow of Engineers Australia with citation “recognized as being amongst the true leaders of the industry and profession”. He is currently employed at James Cook University (JCU). Current research interests include best possible decision management tools and the associated quantification of impact.

  • BU4062: Current Issues in Business Research (Level 4; TSV)
  • BX2123: Economics and Sustainable Resource Management (Level 2; TSV)
  • BX3124: Behavioural Economics for Sustainable Policy (Level 3; TSV)
  • EC5217: Behavioural Economics for Sustainable Policy (Level 5; TSV)
  • EC5218: Economics and Sustainable Resource Management (Level 5; TSV)
  • LB5229: Economics for a Sustainable World (Level 5; TSV)
  • 2008 - Macquarie University and Maths Association of NSW Prize for Teaching
  • 2004 - Centenary Medal of Australia, awarded by Govenor General of Australia
  • 2000 - Young Australian of the Year Award for regional development
  • 2019 - Fellow of Engineers Australia awarded in recognition for being amongst the true leaders of the industry and profession

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 13+ research outputs authored by Dr Daniel Grainger from 2015 onwards.

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Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) - Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub

Synthesis Project - Kakadu Cultural Connections

Indicative Funding
$90,000 over 2 years
The national land account project, within the Department of Environment and Energy is developing an Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (EEA) system, strongly guided by the UN System of Environmental Economic Accounts (SEEA). This project will explore options and make recommendations for acknowledging and possibly including Indigenous cultural connections within that ecosystem accounting framework. It may be possible to generate some monetary estimates of value, but the explorations may instead conclude that Indigenous cultural connections should be considered alongside, rather than as a subset, of other ecosystem services (much as the government compiles tourism satellite accounts that are published alongside the national accounts).
Diane Jarvis, Natalie Stoeckl, Daniel Grainger and Michael Douglas (College of Business, Law & Governance, Division of Tropical Environments & Societies, Indigenous Education & Research Centre and The University of Western Australia)
Indigenous cultural connections-country; system of environmental economic a/c; ecosystem services accounting; non-mnarket valuations; Cultural Ecosystem Services; indigenous cultural values

Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) - Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub

Multiple benefits and knowledge systems of Indigenous Land Management Programs (ILMPs) - Economic perspective

Indicative Funding
$490,800 over 4 years (administered by CDU)
In addition to creating environmental benefits Indigenous land management programs (ILMPs) generate significant social and economic benefits (henceforth co-benefits). But few of those co-benefits have been quantified or compared across ILMPs. Consequently, under or over investments in some ILMPs could arise. When making investment decisions, governments and others require multiple lines of evidence to help them determine if their investments represent `value for money?. This project will thus provide quantified, comparable data about the co-benefits of various ILMPs ? information that will help ensure more and/or better targeted investments in ILMPs.
Natalie Stoeckl, Michelle Esparon, Daniel Grainger, Silva Larson and Marina Farr (College of Business and Law & Governance)
Indigenous land management; Knowledge Transfer; Indigenous enterprises; Indigenous impact investments; Indigenous protected areas; Economic Impact

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Labour market friction and firm capital structure: The case of Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Spatial and Longitudinal Variations in the Economic, Social and Environmental Factors of Life Satisfaction (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The evaluation of real options as a useful tool in project management contexts with varying uncertainty. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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