Dr Taha Chaiechi is the Head of the Department of Economics and Marketing at James Cook University, where she contributed to the governance and research profile of the university. Taha is expert in systematic modelling dynamic relationships between economic, environmental, and/or social variables. Taha’s research attitude is holistic and inspired by issues in climate change and natural disasters, and their impact on different economic sectors such as public health, tourism, environmental and energy economics, which makes it especially suitable for sustainability analysis in a number of disciplinary areas.  Through her research, she actively pursues innovative empirical objectives aimed at shedding light on contemporary economic problems and issues. Accordingly, her work is methodological in nature, driven by the need to provide a method to answer important real-world questions. Since 2011, She has been collaborating in several external and internal research projects exceeding in $1million in value, in which her roles and responsibilities vary from the Principal Investigator to Coordinator of Analysis. More detailed information on these research projects is provided upon request. Since 2009 she has also produced (mainly in collaboration) 38+ HERDC publications at an average of 4.5 per year. 


June 2015                          Acknowledged contribution to the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry of the Foreign Affairs and Aid Subcommittee, Submission 61, p. 2. 42 World Bank Group


May 2014                           Invited to speak at the “Environmental Research Workshop: Biodiversity and social economic valuation” organised by the School of Economics University of Newcastle in conjunction with Tom Farrell Institute For The Environment 

 October 2014                    Invited speaker on Economics- 101 at the “Professional Development Workshop” organised by Suncorp Bank Group

 December 2013                Interview with Dukascopy- Swiss Financial Television (on the macroeconomic sentiment index)


 June 2013                          Invited speaker, “Extreme Climate events and macroeconomic synchronous response through a Post-Keynesian lens”. MSH Paris Nord - AMPK team Seminar (CEPN, Université Paris 13) 



·        Chair of the User Groups in the Project Steering Committee for Cairns Innovation Centre (June-2017- April 2018)

·        Member of CBLG Teaching and Learning Committee (2014- Present)

·        Member of CBLG Research Committee (2016- Present)

·        Member of Curriculum Management (2014- Present)

·        Panel member, Student Committees and Appeal Panels (duties include but not limited to decision-making regarding alleged misconduct) (2014-present)

·        Panel member, Search and Selection Committee : Academic Level B Accounting Lecturer (2017)

·        P Panel member, Search and Selection Committee: Academic Level B Finance lecturer (2017)

·        Course Coordinator for the Master of Economics (2016- ongoing)

·        Member of “Bachelor of Business Refresh Committee” responsible for the refresh of “ Data Analysis and Statistics” subject (2012)

·        Panel member, Search and Selection Committee: Academic Level A research officers (2012)

·        Panel member, Search and Selection Committee: Academic Level B lecturer for Discipline of Economics (2012)

·        Panel member, Search and Selection Committee: Subject managers and tutors for undergraduate core subjects (2010, 2011)

·        Member of the Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts ERA “Discipline Expert Group” (DEG) (2011)

·        Economics Discipline Representative in the “Bachelor of Business Refresh Committee”  (2011) 


·        Appointed Expert Assessor in ERA[1] Research Evaluation Committees (RECs) with Australian Research Council (ARC) (2018)

·        Wiley-Blackwell Digital Advisory Board Member for Economics (2013)

·        Appointed Peer Reviewer in ERA[2] Research Evaluation Committees (RECs) with  Australian Research Council (ARC) (2012)

·        Professional member of “The Economic Society of Australia” (ESA) (2012-2015)



·        Custom publication, BU1003 Economics for Sustainable Business (compiled by Taha Chaiechi) , by McEachern et al , published by Cengage Higher Education (1st and 2nd eds)

·         Custom publication, BU1007 Business Data Analysis and Interpretation (compiled by Taha Chaiechi) , by McEachern et al , published by Cengage Higher Education (1st ed)

·        Journal of Economic Modelling (Invited Referee)

·        Journal of Coastal Management (Invited  Referee)

·        Textbook Review - Students resources and workshops (Economics for Today, 4th Asia Pacific edition - Published by Cengage Ltd.) (2012 and 2013)

·        Textbook Review (2012)- invited to review three chapters of Principals of Economics 5th Edition- Published by Cengage Ltd.)

·        Textbook Review (2013) - invited to review three chapters of Principals of Economics Gans et al., 6th Edition- Published by Cengage Ltd.)

·        Textbook Adaptation (2013) -  Produced lecture presentations materials (Principals of Economics By Stiglitz and Walsh- Published by Wiley and Sons



[1] Excellence in Research for Australia

[2] Excellence in Research for Australia 

  • BU1007: Business Data Analysis and Interpretation (Level 1; TSV)
  • BU1807: Business Data Analysis and Interpretation (Level 1; TSV)
  • BX3053: Personnel Economics (Level 3; CNS)
  • EC5214: Case Studies in Applied Economics and Finance (Level 5; TSV)
  • EC5219: Personnel Economics (Level 5; CNS)
  • LB5229: Economics for a Sustainable World (Level 5; CNS)
  • Macro-econometrics
  • Financial and Development economics
  • Natural Resources and Energy economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Tourism Economics
  • Economic Impact of Urban Designs
  • Executive Education
  • Economics for Sustainable Business
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Personnel Economics
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2012 - Faculty Citation Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Students Learning”
  • 2012 - Appointed Peer Reviewer in ERA Research Evaluation Committees (RECs) with Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • 2011 - Inclusive Practice Acknowledgement Award, James Cook University
  • 2011 - University Finalist in “My research in 3 minutes” competition, ECR category
  • 2010 - Inclusive Practice Acknowledgement Award, James Cook University
  • 2008 - Best RHD (Research Higher Degree) Publication Award. University of Newcastle, Faculty of Business and Law
  • 2012 - Appointed “Fellow in Resident” with the Cairns Institute
  • 2011 to 2013 - Member of Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research- (TropWATER)
  • 2011 to 2013 - Research member of Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture (CSTFA)
  • 2010 to 2013 - Professional member of “The Economic Society of Australia” (ESA)
  • 2013 - Visiting Scholar to The CEPN (Centre d'Economie de Paris Nord) at the University of Paris 13

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 37+ research outputs authored by Dr Taha Chaiechi from 2003 onwards.


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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.

  • Western Theory Versus Eastern Practice: Chinese Tourists and Toursim Suppliers (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Nexus of Public Private Partnerships and Institutions: Evidence from Developing Countries (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • SME Stock Markets and their Contribution to Economic Growth (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • The impact of climate change on developing countries energy system: A model based approach (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • Opportunity Cost of Non-Inclusive policy in Indonesia (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • Greening the Supply Chain: The Integration of Environmentally Sustainable Activities in SME's Supply Chain (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • The Impact of Financial Market Developments on Growth and the Effectiveness of Fiscal Policy (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)

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  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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