Colin Richardson

Colin Richardson photo

BEcon (Hons 1st class) Monash, PhD Tasmania
Adjunct Professor


Adjunct Professor Colin Richardson specialises in post-Keynesian economics, complex economic systems and economy-wide modelling of the Murray-Darling Basin.

He is an integral part of the CISS Food Security research team where he will be designing probability-of-warning indicators based on complex systems modelling of the rural economies of 26 Asian countries.

Publications

Consultancies (in progress)

Richardson, C. (2011) Food Security in Asia: Strategic Challenges and Risk Mitigation. Preliminary work on designing probability-of-conflict warning indicators based on complex systems modelling of the rural economies of 26 Asian countries, for the forthcoming MacArthur Grant research project led by Professor Alan Dupont, Michael Hintze Chair in International Security and Director of the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney.
Richardson, C. (ongoing)A Computer Simulation Model of the Murray-Darling Basin Economy and Ecology. The ongoing research project led by Professor John Crawford, Chair of Sustainable Agriculture, University of Sydney and Associate Professor Jerry Courvisanos, School of Business, University of Ballarat.
Richardson, C. (ongoing) The World Virtual Machine. The ongoing GOG-MAGOG research project at the William Penney Laboratory, Imperial College London.
Richardson, C. (ongoing)Stal Quantum Gravity Theory. Private research into linking the standard model of particle physics with special relativity, general relativity, cosmogony, and cosmology via a spacetime lattice.

Journal Articles

Richardson, C. & Courvisanos, J. (2011, forthcoming) ‘Economic Modelling of Climate Change and Water in a Regulated River Basin’, Current Issues in Regional Australian Economic and Social Policy, special edition.
Richardson, C. & Romilly, P. (2008) ‘Investment Functions and the Profitability Gap’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics Vol 31, No 1, Fall 2008, pp 35-56.

Book Sections

Richardson, C. & Courvisanos, J. (2008) ‘Modeling Keynes with Kalecki’, Chapter 7 of L Randall Wray & Mathew Forstater (eds), Keynes and Macroeconomics after 70 Years: Critical Assessments of The General Theory. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp 99-122.
Richardson, C. & Courvisanos, J. (2008) ‘Invention, Innovation, Investment: Heterodox Simulation Modeling of Capital Accumulation’, Chapter 10 of John T Harvey & Robert F Garnett (eds), Future Directions for Heterodox Economics. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp 185-221.
Richardson, C. & Courvisanos, J. (2006) ‘Corridor of Viability: Complexity Analysis for Enterprise and Investment’, Chapter 5 of Mark Setterfield (ed), Complexity, Endogenous Money and Macroeconomic Theory: Essays in Honour of Basil J Moore. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp 99-118.

Conference Papers

Richardson, C. & Courvisanos, J. (2010) ‘Towards a Model of Eco-Sustainable Agricultural Production in a Regulated River Basin’, Forum IV Environment, Innovation and Sustainable Development Conference, Marseilles, France, 7-8 October 2010.
Richardson, C. & Courvisanos, J. (2010) ‘A Post-Keynesian Economic-Ecological Model of Agriculture in a Regulated River Basin’, 7th International Conference on Developments in Economic Theory and Policy , Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain, 1-2 July 2010.
Richardson, C. (2008) ‘Utilising Hayek’s Catallaxy in a Global Computer Grid’. 10th Anniversary Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England, July 2008.
Richardson, C. & Courvisanos, J. (2008) ‘Modeling Keynes with Kalecki and Finance’. 10th International Post-Keynesian Economics Conference, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA, June-July 2008.
Richardson, C., Cohen, J. & Darlington, J. (2008) ‘A Middleware for Activating the Global Open Grid’. Proceedings of the 24th United Kingdom Performance Engineering Workshop, Imperial College London, England, July 2008.
Richardson, C. (2007) ‘The Grid Service Market: Economics of the Next Generation Internet and Grid’. GridAsia 2007 Conference, Biopolis, Singapore, June 2007.
Richardson, C. (2006) ‘Investment Functions and the Profitability Gap’. Scottish Economic Society Conference, Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Perth, Scotland, April 2006
Richardson, C.& Courvisanos, J. (2006) ‘Modeling Keynes with Kalecki’. 9th International Post Keynesian Economics Conference, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA, September 2006.
Richardson, C. (2004) ‘The Corn-Credit Economy’. Scottish Economic Society Conference, Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Perth, Scotland, April 2004.
Richardson, C. & Courvisanos, J. (2004) ‘Profitability and Susceptibility as Determinants of Investment Cycles: Complexity in a Post-Keynesian World’. Presented at Complexity, Endogenous Money and Exogenous Interest Rates: A Conference in Honour of Basil J. Moore, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 7-11 January 2004.

Conference Proceedings

Richardson, C., Cohen, J., Harder, U., Ortuno, F. & Darlington, J. (2009) ‘Node-level Architecture Design and Simulation of the MAGOG Grid Middleware’. 7th Australasian Symposium on Grid Computing and e-Research, Wellington, New Zealand, Volume 99, pp 57–66.
Richardson, C. & Courvisanos, J. (2009) ‘Towards a Post-Keynesian Model of Agricultural Production in a Regulated River Basin’. Proceedings (Non Refereed Papers) of the 8th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, pp 216-229.
Richardson, C. (2008) ‘Computer Simulation Experiments with an ‘Almost Neoclassical’ Model of a Corn-Credit Economy’. Proceedings (Refereed Papers) of the 7th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, pp 303-317.
Richardson, C. (2007) ‘Computer Grids and the Catallaxy Paradigm’. Proceedings (Refereed Papers) of the 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, pp 303-317.

Technical Reports

Richardson, C. (2007) Growing the Global Open Grid: Design Brief and Middleware Architecture. Technical Report, Internet Centre, Imperial College London.

Book Reviews

Richardson, C. (2008) Nitasha Kaul, Imagining Economics Otherwise: Encounters with Identity/Difference (Abingdon: Routledge, 2008), Heterodox Economics Newsletter, Issue 62.
Richardson, C. (2008) Edward Hadas, Human Goods, Economic Evils: A Moral Approach to the Dismal Science (Wilmington: ISI Books, 2007), Heterodox Economics Newsletter, Issue 56.
Richardson, C. (2003) S. Jonathan Singer, The Splendid Feast of Reason (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001) in Review of Political Economy, Vol 15, No 3, July, pp 435-439.
Richardson, C. (2004) G.R. Steele, Keynes and Hayek: The Money Economy (New York: Routledge, 2001) in Review of Political Economy, Vol 16, No 1, January, pp 149-152.