Nicola Thomas

PhD Candidate at Monash Business School, Department of Economics, Monash University, Australia

Research Interests

Environmental Economics, Agricultural Land Use, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability, Land Policy, Environmental Policy Analysis, Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation, Labor Economics, Tertiary Education, Human Capital Formation



Jeffrey LaFrance, Michael Ward, Anke Leroux


Facilitating Student Connections and Study Partners During Periods of Remote and Online Learning

J Wooten, W Geerling, N Thomas, 2020.

Journal of Economics Teaching 5 (2), 1-14

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Conference Papers

Increasing Crop Productivity with Hydropriming

N Thomas, 2021.

Presented At: International Conference of Agricultural Economists, July 17-31, 2021.

Working Papers

Fertiliser Management Methods to Increase Crop Productivity

N Thomas, 2021.

Working Paper: Department of Economics, Monash University.

The long-term profitability of land use in livestock production and environmental plantations with carbon pricing: A case study in South West Queensland

N Thomas, 2017.

Working Paper: Department of Economics and Finance, LaTrobe University

Teaching Experience

Currently I am involved in delivering first year Macroeconomics at Monash University. I work in a team providing education and learning support at La Trobe University to at risk students. I coordinate first year Economics and Public Policy and Economics of Climate Change subjects at La Trobe.

I have previously been Instance Coordinator for a First Year Business Economics Subject at La Trobe University including lecturing, writing exams, coordinating staff and subject delivery across multiple regional and international campuses, maintaining and updating subject learning materials and delivering weekly blended learning workshops.

I have previously delivered Microeconomics, Climate Change Economics, Environmental Resource Economics, Developing Country Economics and Introductory Financial Accounting.

Honours and Awards

La Trobe University Honours Scholarship (2017)

La Trobe University Academic Achievement Award (2012)


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