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Adam Loch

Senior Lecturer
Global Food & Resources
University of Adelaide


Dr Adam Loch is a Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Prior to moving to South Australia Adam spent 10 years as a cotton grower and advocate for irrigators in Queensland and currently researches topics such as irrigator decision-making, water markets and institutional reform, transaction costs, and reallocation policy/program effectiveness. Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from Bond University, a Master of Marketing (M.Mkt) from Griffith University, a Master of Business (M.Bus) from Central Queensland University and a Ph.D from UniSA. He is the current President of the South Australian branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES-SA), and a member of several professional associations including the American Agricultural and Applied Economics Society (AAEA), the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EERE) and the Economics Society of Australia (EcoSoc).

Research Interest

Water markets Water reform Irrigation and farmer decision making Resource economics Water valuation Climate change adaptation Transaction cost economics

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