Dr Suzanne

Dr Suzanne O'keefe

Associate Professor

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

La Trobe Business School

Department of Economics and Finance

Albury-Wodonga

Research centres

The Centre for Water Policy and Management (CWPM)

Qualifications

B Ed (Melb); MA (LaTrobe) PhD (UNE)

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society; Economics Society of Australia

Area of study

Economics

Brief profile

Suzanne O'Keefe is Associate Professor of Management/HRM. Her research interests span fields such as higher education, local government and, most recently water policy.   These research contexts have in common the existence of complex institutional and management structures. Her work has recently focussed on the creation and deployment of knowledge, the communication and disemination of best practice and the use and impact of various incentives.   Suzanne has published in journals such as the Australian Journal of Labour Economics, Agenda, Public Policy, Ecological Economics and Economic Papers.  

Suzanne is a highly accomplished academic and has played a leadership role in curriculum review, design and renewal. She has been responsible for many innovations in curriculum, and has been acknowledged for her skills in cross campus and blended delivery.  

Teaching units

 Business Economics, Business Foundations, Microeconomics, Foundations of Management, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Climate, Sustainability and Society.

Recent publications

 Books

Crase, L. & O’Keefe, S. (ed) (2011) Water Policy, Tourism and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, RFF, United States.

Book chapters

Crase, L., O’Keefe, S., & Simmons, D. (2011) “The Policy Landscape and Challenges for Tourism and Recreation”, Australia In Water Policy, Tourism and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, ed. L. Crase & S. O’Keefe. RFF, United States, pp3-16.

Dollery, B. & O’Keefe, S. (2011) “Institutional Considerations for Collaborative Behavior”, Tourism and Recreation In Water Policy, Tourism and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, ed. L. Crase & S. O’Keefe. RFF, United States, pp 82-99. 

O’Keefe, S. & Dollery, B. (2011) “Collaborating and Coordinating Disparate Interests: Lessons from Water Trusts”, Water Policy, Tourism and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, ed. L. Crase & S. O’Keefe. RFF, United States, pp 100-112. 

O’Keefe, S. & Jones, G. (2011) “Cases in Policy Suasion and Influence: The Boating Industry”, Water Policy, Tourism and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, ed. L. Crase & S. O’Keefe. RFF, United States, pp. 148-156. 

O’Keefe, S. & Crase, L. (2011) “Lessons for the Tourism and Recreation Sector”, Water Policy, Tourism and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, ed. L. Crase & S. O’Keefe. RFF, United States,  pp. 205-212. 

Crase, L. & O’Keefe, S. (2011) “Governmental Discrimination Between Sectors” in S. Mann (ed) Sectors Matter! Exploring Mesoeconomics, Springer, Heidelberg.

O’Keefe, S. & Crase, L. (2011) New institutions in Australian water management: How the environmental water reserve changes the game. In G. Herath (ed.) Institutional change in water resources management: The present, past and the future" Nova Publishers, New York

 

Crase, L. & O’Keefe, S. (2010), “The Contradiction between Modernising Irrigation and Water Buyback”, in Environmental Economics and Investment Assessment, ed. Aravossis, K. & Brebbia, C., WIT Press, Southampton, pp. 63-71

Crase, L., O’Keefe, S., & Simmons, D. (2011) “The Policy Landscape and Challenges for Tourism and Recreation”, Australia In Water Policy, Tourism and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, ed. L. Crase & S. O’Keefe. RFF, United States, pp3-16.

Dollery, B. & O’Keefe, S. (2011) “Institutional Considerations for Collaborative Behavior”, Tourism and Recreation In Water Policy, Tourism and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, ed. L. Crase & S. O’Keefe. RFF, United States, pp 82-99.

O’Keefe, S. & Dollery, B. (2011) “Collaborating and Coordinating Disparate Interests: Lessons from Water Trusts”, Water Policy, Tourism and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, ed. L. Crase & S. O’Keefe. RFF, United States, pp 100-112.

O’Keefe, S. & Jones, G. (2011) “Cases in Policy Suasion and Influence: The Boating Industry”, Water Policy, Tourism and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, ed. L. Crase & S. O’Keefe. RFF, United States, pp. 148-156.

O’Keefe, S. & Crase, L. (2011) “Lessons for the Tourism and Recreation Sector”, Water Policy, Tourism and Recreation: Lessons from Australia, ed. L. Crase & S. O’Keefe. RFF, United States,  pp. 205-212.

Crase, L. & O’Keefe, S. (2011) “Governmental Discrimination Between Sectors” in S. Mann (ed) Sectors Matter! Exploring Mesoeconomics, Springer, Heidelberg.

Crase, L. & O’Keefe, S. (2010) “The Contradiction between Modernising Irrigation and Water Buyback”, in Environmental Economics and Investment Assessment, ed. Aravossis, K. & Brebbia, C., WIT Press, Southampton, pp. 63-71

Journal articles 

Dollery, B. E. Kortt, M. and O'Keefe, S (2014), 'Local Co-governance and Environmental Sustainability in New South Wales Local Government: The Lake Macquarie City Council Sustainable Neighbourhoods Program', Economic Papers (in print). 

Crase, L. O’Keefe, S. & Dollery, B. (2013) “Talk is cheap, or is it?  The cost of consulting about uncertain reallocation of water in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia”, Ecological Economics Vol. 88, No 3, pp. 206-213.

Rogers, M.  Winterton, R.  Warburton, J. and O’Keefe, S.  (2013), ‘Water management and healthy ageing in rural Australia: economic, social and cultural considerations’. Environment and Behavior, accepted 31 July 2013.

Crase, L., O’Keefe, S. & Pawsey, N. 2013, “A Note on Contradictions in Australian Water Policy”, Economic Papers, Vol. 32 Issue 3 pp.353-359 

Crase, L, O’Keefe, S & Dollery (2012), “Presumptions of linearity and faith in the power of centralized decision making: Two challenges to the efficient management of environmental water in Australia”, The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 56, No 3 pp. 426-437.

Crase, L., O’Keefe, S. & Kinoshota, Y. 2012, “Enhancing Agri-Environmental Outcomes: Market-Based Approaches to Water in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin”, Water Resources Research, Vol. 48, No 9, DOI: 10.1029/2012WR012140

Crase, L & O’Keefe, S (2012), Water economics: Getting the local questions right”, Public Policy Vol 7, No. 1, pp.97-106.  

Crase, L., O’Keefe, S. & Dollery, B. (2011), “Some observations about the reactionary rhetoric circumscribing the Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan”, Economic Papers, Vol. 30, No 2, pp. 195-207.

Crase, L., Dollery, B. & O’Keefe, S. (2011), “Managing Environmental Water: Lessons in crafting efficient governance arrangements”, Economic Papers, Vol. 30, No 2, pp. 122-134. (Awarded Best Paper of 2011).

Crase, L., O’Keefe, S. & Dollery, B. 2011, "Nuances of Regional Growth and its Public Policy Implications: Some Comments on the Flaws in the Grattan Institute’s Investing in Regions; Making a Difference Report", Economic Papers, Vol. 30, No 4, pp. 481-489.

Hone, S., Foster, A. & O’Keefe, S., (2011) “A role for the private sector in the provision of river and riparian goods?” Economic Papers, Vol. 30, No 2, pp.157-166

Dollery, B., O’Keefe, S. & Crase, L. (2010), “State Oversight Models for Australian Local Government”, Economic Papers, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 279-

Dollery, B Crase, L & O’Keefe, S (2009) Improving Efficiency in Australian Local Government: Structural Reform as a Catalyst for Effective Reform Geographical Research  September 2009 47(3):269–279

Crase, L and O’Keefe, S. (2009) “Accounting for hydrology in water trade: A cautionary note”, Public Policy vol 4 no 1, 2009 71-82

Crase, L. & O’Keefe, S. (2009) “The Paradox of National Water Savings”, Agenda, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 45-60 

Crase, L., O’Keefe, S. Dollery, B. (2009), “The Fluctuating Political Appeal of Water Engineering in Australia”, Water Alternatives, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 440-447

O’Keefe, S., Crase, L. & Paul, W. (2009), “Equity Considerations in Urban Water Pricing”, Public Policy, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 123-132

Dollery, B, Grant, B & O’Keefe, S (2008) “Local councils as  ‘place-shapers’: The implications of the Lyons Report for Australian local government” Australian Journal of Political Science Vol. 43 , No. 3, pp. 269-279  

Crase, L., O’Keefe, S. & Dollery, B. 2008. “Urban Water and Wastewater Pricing: Practical Perspectives and Customer Preferences”, Economic Papers, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 194-206

Crase, L, O’Keefe, S, & Dollery, 2008 “Can Urban Water Markets Work”?, Agenda  Vol. 15,  No. 3 , p.73-82.

O’Keefe, S. Crase, L. & Dollery, B. 2008. “Public Sector Workers’ Willingness to Pay for Education and Training: A Comparison”, Australian Journal of Labour Economics Vol. 10, No. 4,  p. 279-294

O’Keefe, S, Crase, L & Dollery, B (2007) “Does the Reality of Workplace Training Match the Theory? An Analysis of Public Sector Employees’ Training Decisions”, International Journal of Training Research Vol. 5, No. 2, 41-54.

Crase, L., O'Keefe, S. & Burston, J. (2007). Inclining block tariffs for urban water. Agenda Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 69-80.

O’Keefe, S. & Dollery, B. (2006) “Contemporary public policy perspectives on vocational education and training in Australia”, Journal of Economic and Social Policy Vol. 10, No. 2, pp.95-113

 

O’Keefe, S, Crase, L, Dollery, B & Maybery, D (2005) “Understanding the education choices of public sector employees: The relative importance of time and money” Australian Journal of Labour Economics Vol. 8, No. 4, pp.331-350 

Crase, L., O’Keefe, S. & Dollery, B. (2011), “Some observations about the reactionary rhetoric circumscribing the Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan”, Economic Papers, Vol. 30, No 2, pp. 195-207.

Crase, L., Dollery, B. & O’Keefe, S. (2011), “Managing Environmental Water: Lessons in crafting efficient governance arrangements”, Economic Papers, Vol. 30, No 2, pp. 122-134.

Hone, S., Foster, A. & O’Keefe, S., (2011) “A role for the private sector in the provision of river and riparian goods?” Economic Papers, Vol. 30, No 2, pp.157-166

Dollery, B., O’Keefe, S. & Crase, L. (2010), “State Oversight Models for Australian Local Government”, Economic Papers, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 279-290

Dollery, B Crase, L & O’Keefe, S (2009) Improving Efficiency in Australian Local Government: Structural Reform as a Catalyst for Effective Reform Geographical Research  September 2009 47(3):269–279

Crase, L and O’Keefe, S. (2009) “Accounting for hydrology in water trade: A cautionary note”, Public Policy vol 4 no 1, 2009 71-82

Crase, L. & O’Keefe, S. (2009) “The Paradox of National Water Savings”, Agenda, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 45-60  Crase, L., O’Keefe, S. Dollery, B. (2009), “The Fluctuating Political Appeal of Water Engineering in Australia”, Water Alternatives, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 440-447

O’Keefe, S., Crase, L. & Paul, W. (2009), “Equity Considerations in Urban Water Pricing”, Public Policy, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 123-132

Crase, L. & O’Keefe, S. (2009), “Accounting for Hydrology in Water Trade: A Cautionary Note”, Public Policy, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 71-82

Recent Invited Presentations O’Keefe (2011): “Managing environmental water: Challenges and opportunities”, mini-symposium at Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics conference, Feb 9-11, Melbourne.

O’Keefe (2011) “Consumers and the environment: Competing or compatible”, Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre forum, Urban water pricing in the consumer interest , Feb 28, Melbourne.

Older publications

 

 Book chapter

Crase, L & O’Keefe, S  (2007) Acknowledging scarcity and achieving reform in Crase, L (Ed) Australian Water Policy: The Impact of Change and Uncertainty RFF Publications, Washington.

Journal articles

O’Keefe, S. Crase, L. & Dollery, B. (2008). “Public Sector Workers’ Willingness to Pay for Education and Training: A Comparison”, Australian Journal of Labour Economics Vol 10 No 4  p. 279-294

Dollery, B, Grant, B & O’Keefe, S (2008)”Local councils as’ place-shapers’: The implications of the Lyons Report for Australian local government” Australian Journal of Political Science Vol 43 No 3

Crase, L., O’Keefe, S. & Dollery, B. (2008). “Urban Water and Wastewater Pricing: Practical Perspectives and Customer Preferences”, Economic Papers, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 194-206

Crase, L, O’Keefe, S, & Dollery, (2008) “Can Urban Water Markets Work”?, Agenda  15, 3 p.73-82.

O’Keefe, S, Crase, L & Dollery, B (2007) “Does the Reality of Workplace Training Match the Theory? An Analysis of Public Sector Employees’ Training Decisions”, International Journal of Training Research 5(2), 41-541.

Crase, L., O'Keefe, S. & Burston, J. (2007). Inclining block tariffs for urban water. Agenda 14(1): 69-80.

O’Keefe, S, Crase, L, Dollery, B & Maybery, D (2005) “Understanding the education choices of public sector employees: The relative importance of time and money” Australian Journal of Labour Economics

O’Keefe, S. & Dollery, B. (2006) “Contemporary public policy perspectives on vocational education and training in Australia”, Journal of Economic and Social Policy Vol. 10, No. 2, pp.95-113

O’Keefe, S. & McGrath, D. 1999 Issues surrounding the introduction of new technology software in teaching and learning.) New Learning Technologies: A Challenge for Educators in Ling, L, Ling, P and Neville,B (eds),1999.

Refereed Conference Papers

O’Keefe, S & crase, L (2009) Measuring and Understanding the Impacts of Water Policy Choices on Tourism in Australia, , AARES 9-11 February, Cairns

Crase, L O’Keefe, S & Dollery, B (2009)  Water Buy-Back in Australia:  Political, Technical and Allocative Challenges, AARES 9-11 February, Cairns

O’Keefe, S, Crase, L & Paul, W (2008) “Equity considerations in urban water pricing” Agricultural and Resource Economics Conference, Feb 4-7 Canberra

Crase, L & O’Keefe, S (2008) “The paradox of national water savings” Paper presented at the Australian conference of Economists Sept 29-Oct 2, Gold Coast.

Crase, L & O’Keefe, S (2007) “Consumer preferences for water billing structures: A choice modelling approach” Annual conference of Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics society,  February 13-16, Queenstown, New Zealand.

O’Keefe, S & Crase, L (2006) Workplace training-does reality match the theory? An analysis of public sector employees’ training decisions The Australian Conference of Economists, September 25-27 Perth

O’Keefe, S & Crase, L (2005) “Economic, psychographic and organisational influences on employees’ participation in VET: Preliminary results”, Proceedings of AVETRA Annual Conference, April 12-14, Brisbane

Cooper, B. & O’Keefe, S. (2005) “The importance of credit transfer in the decision to undertake post-compulsory education: An exercise in experimental choice analysis”. Proceedings of AVETRA Annual Conference, April 12-14, Brisbane

O’Keefe, S, Crase, L & Dollery, B (2005) “Time and money: Understanding the education choices of working Australians”, Proceedings of The Annual Australian Conference of Economists, Melbourne, September 26-29

O’Keefe, S, Crase, L & Dollery, B (2004) “Investigating the employees’ decision to participate in VET: Methodological considerations” Proceedings of AVETRA Annual Conference, March 17-19, Canberra

O’Keefe, S, Crase, L & Dollery, B (2004) “Operationalising Multivariate Techniques to Understand Individual Decision-Making in Education and Training”, Proceedings of The Annual Australian Conference of Economists, Canberra, September 27-30

O’Keefe, S. & Dollery, B (2003) “Vocational education and training in Australia: The policy context” Unpublished Paper Presented to the Annual Australian Conference of Economists, Canberra,

October O’Keefe, S. 2000, ‘Management Education- A Case Study. Student Perceptions of the Role of the Employer in Formal Off-the-job Education’. Proceedings of the third national conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Canberra, March 22,23.

O’Keefe, S. & McGrath, D. 2000, ‘On-line delivery in higher education: what questions should we be asking?’ Proceedings of the ASCILITE National Conference, 11-14 December, Coffs Harbour.

Non Refereed Conference Papers

O’Keefe,S & McGrath,D.  2000, ‘The Journey from Concept to Implementation: Using WCB in teaching undergraduate programs at a regional university in Australia’ WCB Users Conference, May7&8, Richmond Virginia,USA. 

O’Keefe, S. & Crase, L., ‘Paying your way: A preliminary investigation of the individual’s willingness to pay for vet.’ Paper presented to  International Congress of Colleges & Polytechnics, Melbourne March 2002 

O’Keefe, S. & McGrath, D. & Dwyer, A. 1999 The introduction of new communication technology and software in a university teaching and learning environment.  Unpublished paper presented to the Pacific Science Congress, Sydney, July 1999.