BScAgr (Peradeniya), MScAgEcon (NMBU), MEcon (NHH), PhD (Syd)
Richard Culas is a Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness at the School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences (SAWS), Charles Sturt University (CSU). His academic qualifications include BSc Agriculture, MSc Agricultural Economics, Master of Economics and PhD in Economics. He has several years of experience in teaching economics and agribusiness subjects, and the supervision of higher degree research (PhD and DSA) students.
His areas of research interests are within agricultural, environmental and development economics. He has worked in projects funded by sources such as ACIAR, The Crawford Fund and CSU. His research experiences include cross-country analyses, regional and household level case studies (for countries such as Cambodia, Zambia, Pakistan, Australia and Norway) and the application of econometric methods.
He has published in journals such as Ecological Economics, Agricultural Systems, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Journal of Developing Societies, International Journal of Water, IUP Journal of Applied Economics, Australasian Agribusiness Review and Australian Farm Business Management Journal. He has authored or co-authored over fifty research based publications including a book titled "Deforestation in the Tropics: Causes, Policies and Institutions".
He has served as an external examiner for PhD theses, expert reviewer for Qatar National Research Fund and peer-reviewer for more than twenty international journals. He is also a team member of the Strategic Research Area "Improving Rural Livelihoods and Environments in Developing Countries", in the Institute for Land Water and Society (ILWS), CSU.
Dr Culas lecturers in the following subjects: