John Hicks is Professor of Economics at Charles Sturt University where, for 16 years, he was Dean of the Faculty of Business. With research interests in labor economics and industrial relations, he has published on a range of regional issues including regional airline access to Kingsford Smith Airport, the economics of petrol supply to regional Australia, the regional nursing labour market and older workers in the regional work force. He has also published on China and its economic relationship with Australia. He is now engaged in a number of projects with a regional and sustainability orientation. Projects include one on assisting transition in regional areas affected by drought and climate change with a particular emphasis on areas that depend on irrigation; and another on disaster management using case studies in Australia and Bangladesh. Previously John was a Regional Development Board member in the Central West of NSW and a director of the Western Research Institute.
Bachelor of Commerce (Hon), University of Melbourne. 1972
Diploma of Education, University of Melbourne. 1973
Masters of Arts (Economics) (Hon), University of Melbourne. 1976
PhD Massey University 1984
Memberships of Editorial Boards
Agenda (Associate Director)
International Journal of Sport and Society (Associate Editor)
Energy Journal (Associate Editor)
Economic Papers (Associate Editor)
Peer Reviewed Papers
Hicks, J., Basu, P. K. and Sherley, C. (2014) The Impact of Employment Specialisation on Regional Labour Market Outcomes in Australia, Australian Bulletin of Labour, 40(1), pp.68-90
Hicks, J., Murphy, T., Basu, P.K., Arthur, L., Keogh, D., & West, G. (2014) Evaluating sporting events: economic impact versus cost-benefit – the case of the Bathurst 1000, International Journal of Sport and Society, 3, pp. 209-218.
Islam, R., Ingham, V., Hicks, J., & Manock, I. (2014) The Changing Role of Women in Resilience, Recovery and Economic Development at the Intersection of Recurrent Disaster: A Case Study from Sirajgang, Bangladesh. Journal of Asian and African Studies http://jas.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/12/10/0021909614560244.full.pdf+html
Manock, I., Islam, R., Hicks, J., Sappey, R.B. & Ingham, V., (2013). Community Response to Frequent Flooding in an Australian Rural Town. Australian Journal of Emergency Management.
Mallik, G, Basu, P. K., Hicks, J., & Sappey, R. (2013) Do the determinants of employability and earnings returns produce similar outcomes in metropolitan and regional labour markets? The case of NSW in Australia', Regional Studies http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00343404.2013.812780
Shi, Y., Sharma, K, Murphy, T., Hicks, J., Arthur, L. (2012) Exports, energy and the environment in China: an input-output perspective Interdisciplinary Environmental Review 13(4) pp. 279-293 DOI: 10.1504/IER.2012.051438
Hicks, J., Sappey, R., Basu, P.K., Keogh, D., and Gupta, R. , Succession Planning in Australian Farming, Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, 6(4), 2012, 94-110.
Basu, P.K., Hicks, J., Conroy D., and Sappey, R.B. .(2012) 'Implementing policy for place: Delegating labour market policy decisions to the local level', in Kuvvet Lordoglu, Derya Keskin Demirer and Ismail Siriner (eds) Labour Markets and Employment, IJOPEC Publication London and Istanbul, pp.95-111
Basu, P.K., Hicks, J. and Sherley C., (2012) 'The Role of Education in Determining Growth in Total Factor Productivity: Evidence from the provinces of China'. Paper presented to the 41st Annual Conference of Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section, J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, 28-30 August.
Islam, R., Manock, I. Sappey, R. Hicks, J. & Ingham, V., Flooding in Bangladesh and Australia: Applying an Interdisciplinary Model. (2012). International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 6(8 )81-92. Paper available at http://iji.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.88/prod.1515
Ingham, V., Hicks, J., Islam, R., Manock, I., & Sappey, R. (2012). An interdisciplinary approach to disaster management, incorporating economics and social psychology. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 6(5)93-106. Paper available at http://iji.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.88/prod.1460
Hicks, J. & Sappey, R. (2011) Controlling the worklife balance? A case study of soccer non-participation in regional Australia, The International Journal of Sport and Society, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 41-54
Basu, P.K., Hicks, J., Conroy, D. & and Sappey, R.B. (2012) Implementing policy for place: Delegating labour market policy decisions to the local level', in Lordoglu,K., Demirer,D.K & Siriner,I. (eds) Labour Markets and Employment, IJOPEC Publication London and Istanbul, pp.95-111
Hicks, J. (2017) The determinants and consequences of regional migration in Australia: Identifying the issues. Keynote presentation at the Australian Regional Development Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Sept 11-12.
Emerging trends in skill shortages in regional NSW: the case of the Riverina. Sharma, K., Oczkowski, E., Hicks, J., Houston, L. (RDA-Riverina) (2015) Regional Development Australia-Riverina, $5000
Achieving Balanced Growth in Domestic and External Markets in China., Hicks, J., Sharma, K., Basu, P.K. & Bandara, Y. (2012-ongoing) Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship grant from AusAID, $136,606 & CSU $26,930 Project details
Strategies to promote community resilience in disaster management: The case of flooding in selected communities in Bangladesh and Australia. Hicks, J., Ingham , V., & Islam, R., Sappey, R., Manock, I. (2010 - 2015) CSU In 2013 this project was extended to look specifically at the role of women in flooding in Bangladesh. Project details
Evaluating Major Events in the Region, Hicks,J., Murphy, T., Basu, P.K., Arthur, L., Keigh, D., & West, G. ILWS (2011-ongoing) Project details
Newcrest Mines, Hicks, J., Krivopic-skoko, B., Basu, P.K., & Sherley, C. CSU & ILWS, (2011-ongoing) Project details
Sustaining Economic Growth in China. Sharma, K. Hicks, J & Bandara, Y. (2011) Funded by AusAid's Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Fellowships Program. $158,000
Growth in China and its Regions and the impact on Australia and Regional Australia. CSU. Hicks, J., Basu, P.K. and Sappey, R.B. (2010 – ongoing) [Summary Sheet PDF]