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Researcher in economics, University of New England

XianmingMeng (Sam) is a researcher and is currently working for an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project: "Adaptation to Carbon-Tax-Induced Changes in Energy Demand in Rural and Regional Australia", and formerly on the Discovery project: "Improving our understanding of the effects of low carbon policies on the Australian economy and regions".

He is experienced in large database handling, general computable equilibrium (CGE) modelling, and time series and panel data analysis. Through CGE modelling, he gauged the economic impact of inbound tourism in Singapore and evaluated the impact of Australian carbon pricing.

Using time series techniques, he analysed the determinants and influence of Australian household debt.

His papers were published in high quality academic journals, such as Tourism Management, Tourism Analysis, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing; Applied Economics; The Environmental and Resources Economics, Natural Resource Research; Journal of Asian Economics; and Asia Pacific Journal of Economics and Business.


  • –present
    Researcher in economics, University of New England


  • 2011 
    University of New England, PhD in Economics