Associate Professor Lynne Chester

Bcom Melb, MPubPolicy Syd, PhD UNSW
Associate Professor

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Biographical details

Lynne is recognised as a leading Australian scholar in the empirical application of French Régulation theory—a heterodox (non-conventional) school of economic thought inspired by Marxian and institutional economics—to three research fields: applied economics (energy), public policy (energy) and heterodox economics.

She has written extensively on the Australian electricity sector, the consumer impacts of restructured electricity markets, electricity price formation, and energy security.Her research focus includes the economic-energy-environment relation, household energy affordability, energy justice, energy problematization, and economic regulation.

Lynne was an independent member of the Australian Federal Government’s 2011-12 Energy White Paper Reference Group, and is a former Board member of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (2009-15) and the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (2011-14), and former Chair of AGL’s Customer Council (2012-15).

Prior to academia, Lynne worked as a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, as a senior executive with two of Australia’s largest utilities (EnergyAustralia and Sydney Water),as Chief of Staff to two Federal Government Ministers, and an economic adviser to the South Australian Premier.

The topic of her PhD was the restructuring of the Australian electricity sector.

Research interests

The focus of Lynne’s research ranges from the specificities of the Australian electricity sector to more generally the structure and dimensions of energy markets, energy affordability, energy security, the formation of energy prices, the financialisation of energy sectors, the economic-energy-environment relation, the institutions (including the economic and safety regulatory regimes) of energy sectors, and the policy responses of governments to energy issues.

Teaching and supervision

  • ECOP1001: Economics as a Social Science
  • EUST3003: Europe: Energy and the Environment


Supervision

Sarah Niklas (PhD student – jointly with UNSW) ‘The Development of Renewable Energy Policy Adoption in Germany and in Australia’

Current research students

Project title Research student
The Impact of Scaling Up Public Infrastructure Spending on Economic Growth and Debt Sustainability Chairul ADI

Current projects

  • Energy justice and economic democracy.
  • Household energy unaffordability.
  • The social ontology of energy.
  • Energy (and industrial) policies in a globalised and financialised world.
  • The nexus of energy sector economic and safety regulatory regimes.
  • The conceptualisation of institutions.
  • Assessing the progress and success of heterodox economics.

Associations

Lynne is co-editor of the Review of Political Economy, and an editorial board member of the Economic and Labour Relations Review, Evidence Base, Forum for Social Economics, Journal of Economic Issues, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, and the Journal of Australian Political Economy.

She is a member of the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE), the Association of Heterodox Economics (AHE), the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE), the Recherche et Régulation Association, the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE), the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), the Australian Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE), and the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

Awards and honours

2017 Clarence E. Ayres Scholar, Association for Evolutionary Economics

In the media


Invited presentations

  • (2019), ‘Judging heterodox economics: A response to Hodgson’s claims’, EPOG Erasmus Mundus Masters Program Seminar Series, Université Paris 7 – Diderot, Paris, France, 8 January.
  • (2018), ‘New forms of solar provisioning needed to advance energy justice for lower income households’, Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 4-6 December.
  • (2018), ‘Energy justice: Beyond fuel poverty to addressing power relations, inequities and disadvantage in energy systems’, Birmingham City University Business School Research Seminar Program, Birmingham, UK, 21 November
  • (2018), ‘Explaining capitalism:Régulationtheory and its Marxist foundations’, Invited speaker, Second World Congress on Marxism, University of Peking, Beijing, China, 5-6 May.
  • (2017), ‘An Exit Strategy from Capitalism’s Ecological Crisis’, Invited plenary speaker, Association for Heterodox Economics Conference, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 10-12 July.
  • (2017), ‘Re-conceptualising institutions using the empirical lens of electricity sectors and markets’, Invited presenter, Geographies of Markets Workshop, Karl Polanyi Institute, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 15-17 June.
  • (2017), ‘Can capitalism be reformed?’, Invited panel presenter, NSW Greens Public Conference, Sydney, Australia, 25 March.
  • (2016), ‘The state of Australian heterodox economics and prospects’, Invited international speaker, Governing Economics: Institutional Changes, New Frontiers and the State of Pluralism, Conference organised by CRIISEA (Université de Picardie, Amiens) and IRISSO (Dauphine Université Paris), Amiens, France 7-8 December.
  • (2016), ‘An Exit Strategy from Capitalism’s Ecological Crisis’, Invited speaker, Political Economy Seminar, Université Paris 13 – UFR de Sciences Économiques, Paris, France, 6 December.
  • (2015), ‘The conjunction of the ecological, energy and economic crises’, Invited speaker, First World Congress on Marxism (successor to triennial Congrès Marx International, University of Peking, Beijing, China, 10 October.
  • (2015), ‘Extending or fusing Regulation theory to analyse contemporary industrial sectors? Insights from the financialisation of electricity sectors’, Invited speaker, Séminaire Régulation Sectorielle et Territoriale, Université Paris Diderot, France, 23 September.
  • (2015), ‘The New Utility Business Model’, Invited panellist, Energy in WA Conference, Perth, Australia, 26-27 August.
  • (2015), ‘Energy hardship’, Invited speaker, Annual Conference of the South Australian Council of Social Services, Adelaide, 29 April.
  • (2015), ‘Addressing peak demand: The opportunities and risks for low income and vulnerable consumers’, Invited international speaker, Downstream 2015 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 4 March.
  • (2013), Invited discussant, ‘Authors meet Critics’ panel, 2013 Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference (Milan, Italy) to discuss the book Network Industries and Social Welfare: The Experiment that Reshuffled European Utilities.
  • (2013), ‘The impact on low-income households of rising energy prices’, Invited speaker to Power Pricing Conference, Sydney, 23 May.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2019

  • Advancing energy justice through economic democracy; Chester L, McMaster R, Elliot A, Crossley P, Cumbers A; Office of Global Engagement/Partnership Collaboration Awards.

2018

  • Energy: Its institutions, networks and lived experiences; Chester L, Bryant G, Elliot A, Pearse R; School of Social & Political Sciences/SSPS Collaborative Research Support Scheme.

2017

  • CDIP Industry & Community Engagement Fund 2017_ Affordable Energy Solutions for Low-Income Households - SOLAR ANALYTICS- CHESTER; Chester L, Crossley P, Elliot A; DVC Research/Industry & Community Engagement Seed Fund (I&CEF).

2016

  • Sub-contract with RMIT for CRC Energy Pipelines project; Chester L; RMIT University/Collaborative Agreement.

2015

  • Industrial policies in the era of globalisation and financialisation; Chester L, Toner P, Stilwell F; Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia/Workshop Grant.

2012

  • The Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society; McCalman I, Schlosberg D, Bashford A, Probyn E, Allon F, Giles P, Smith V, Marks P, Celermajer D, Mikler J, Chester L, Gurran N, Shrestha K, Lyster R, McManus P, Pritchard W, Neilson J, Byrne M, Wright C, de Berigny C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • Australian Centre for Energy Storage Research (ACESeR); Maschmeyer T, Masters A, Vassallo A, Minett A, Lyster R, Crossley P, Hill D, Verbic G, Hyde R, Chester L, Frost G; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • The impacts for low-income households of rising energy prices; Chester L; Energy Consumers Australia Ltd/Research Grants Scheme.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Jo, T., Chester, L., D'Ippoliti, C. (2018). The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics: Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Chester, L., Kriesler, P. (2015). What is the future for heterodox economics?. Sydney: UNSW. [More Information]
  • Schroeder, S., Chester, L. (2014). Challenging the Orthodoxy: Reflections on Frank Stilwell's Contribution to Political Economy. Berlin: Springer.
  • Chester, L., Kriesler, P. (2014). Tackling persistent economic problems: Heterodox perspectives. Sydney: Australian Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Kriesler, P., Chester, L., Johnson, M. (2013). Heterdox economics and the crisis that won't go away. Sydney: Australian Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2012). Heterodox economics: Social provisioning in crisis-prone capitalism, Refereed papers: Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Heterodox Economists. Sydney: Australian Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2011). Heterodox Economics: Ten years and growing stronger! Proceedings of the 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference 2011. Sydney, Australia: Australian Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2010). Heterodox Economics: Addressing perennial and new challenges: Proceedings of the 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference 2010. Sydney: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2009). Heterodox Economics' Visions: Proceedings of the 8th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference 2009. Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.
  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2008). Contemporary issues for heterodox economics: Proceedings of the 7th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference 2008. Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.
  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2007). Heterodox Economic Perspectives on Contemporary Issues: Proceedings of the 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference 2007. Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.

Book Chapters

  • Chester, L. (2018). An exit strategy from capitalism's ecological crisis. In Tae-Hee Jo, Lynne Chester and Carlo DIppoliti (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics: Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism, (pp. 429-443). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Jo, T., Chester, L., D'Ippoliti, C. (2018). The state of the art and challenges for heterodox economics. In Tae-Hee Jo, Lynne Chester and Carlo DIppoliti (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics: Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism, (pp. 3-26). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2017). Rethinking energy. In Louis-Philippe Rochon, Sergio Rossi (Eds.), A Modern Guide to Rethinking Economics, (pp. 337-357). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2016). A Regulationist analysis of an industry sector using mixed research methods. In Frederic S. Lee, Bruce Cronin (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics, (pp. 569-589). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2016). Analysing actually-existing markets. In Tae-Hee Jo, Zdravka Todorova (Eds.), Advancing the Frontiers of Heterodox Economics: Essays in honor of Frederic S. Lee, (pp. 190-209). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2016). Studying low income households: Challenges and issues. In Frederic S. Lee, Bruce Cronin (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics, (pp. 341-363). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]
  • Schroeder, S., Chester, L. (2014). Challenging the Orthodoxy: The Contributions of Frank Stilwell to Political Economy. In Susan K. Schroeder, Lynne Chester (Eds.), Challenging the Orthodoxy: Reflections on Frank Stilwell's Contribution to Political Economy, (pp. 3-9). Berlin: Springer. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2012). The Australian variant of neoliberal capitalism. In Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank Stilwell (Eds.), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, (pp. 153-179). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Chester, L. (2011). An inevitable or avertable energy crisis? In Argyrous, G. and Stilwell, F (Eds.), Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science, (pp. 299-306). Prahran: Tilde University Press.

Journals

  • Chester, L., Elliot, A. (2019). Energy Problem Representation: The Historical and Contemporary Framing of Australian Electricity Policy. Energy Policy, 128, 102-113. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2019). Judging Heterodox Economics: A Response to Hodgson's Criticisms. Economic Thought, 8(1), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2017). An exit strategy from capitalism's ecological crisis. International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 8(4), 330-340. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2016). Reflections of an Australian Regulationist. Revue de la Regulation, 19, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Schroeder, S. (2015). Conflation of IPE with Heterodox Economics? Intellectually Negligent and Damaging. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 2015 (75), 153-176.
  • Chester, L. (2015). The privatisation of Australian electricity: Claims, myths and facts. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 26(2), 218-240. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2014). Energy impoverishment: Addressing capitalism's new driver of inequality. JEI: Journal of Economic Issues, 48(2), 395-403. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2014). To change or reform capitalism: Addressing the ecological crisis. Review of Radical Political Economics, 46(3), 406-412. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2013). Dissecting the Conjunction of Capitalism's Environmental, Energy, and Economic Crises: The Example of One Liberal, Market-Based Economy. JEI: Journal of Economic Issues, 47(2), 485-494. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Paton, J. (2013). The economic-environment relation: can post-Keynesians, Regulationists and Polanyians offer insights? European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, 10(1), 106-121. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2013). The Failure of Market Fundamentalism: How Electricity Sector Restructuring is Threatening the Economic and Social Fabric. Review of Radical Political Economics, 45(3), 315-322. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2013). The Organization, Operation and Outcomes of Actually Existing Markets: A Suggested Approach for Empirical Analysis. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 72(2), 386-422. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Morris, A. (2012). A new form of energy poverty is the hallmark of liberalised electricity sectors. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 46(4), 435-458. [More Information]
  • Jo, T., Chester, L., King, M. (2012). Guest editorial to special issue: Beyond market-fundamentalist economics: an agenda for heterodox economics to change the dominant narrative. On the Horizon, 20(3), 155-163. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2011). The participation of vulnerable Australians in markets for essential goods and services. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 68, 169-193.
  • Chester, L. (2010). Actually Existing Markets: The Case of Neoliberal Australia. JEI: Journal of Economic Issues, 44(2), 313-324. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2010). Conceptualising energy security and making explicit its polysemic nature. Energy Policy, 38(2), 887-895. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2010). Determining the economic-environment relation: a regulationist approach. International Journal of Green Economics, 4(1), 17-42. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2008). The Contemporary Growth Regime Has Been Ensured by the Australian State's Mutations (At Least until Now). Economic and Labour Relations Review, 19(1), 3-23.
  • Chester, L. (2007). Who Benefits From the Restructuring of the Australian Electricity Sector? JEI: Journal of Economic Issues, 41(4), 981-1001. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2006). The Conundrums Facing Australia's National Electricity Market. Economic Papers, 25(4), 362-377.

Edited Journals

  • Chester, L., Jo, T., King, M. (2012). Beyond market-fundamentalist economics: an agenda for heterodox economics to change the dominant narrative - Special issue of 'On the Horizon'. On the Horizon, 20(3). [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2010). International Journal of Global Energy Issues Volume 33, Issue 1/2: Special Issue on Energy Security in the 21st Century. International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 33(1-2).

Conferences

  • Chester, L. (2018). Heterodox economics: Success and prospects contrary to Hodgson's claims. 30th Annual Conference of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, Nice: University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis.
  • Hayes, J., Chester, L., Kramnaimuang King, D. (2018). Is public safety impacted by the multiple regulatory regimes for gas pipelines and networks? 12th International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2018), Calgary: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Elliot, A., Crossley, P. (2018). New forms of solar PV provisioning needed to advance energy justice for lower income households. 2018 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney: Australian PV Institute. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2017). Institutions need to be re-conceptualised. 2nd International Post-Keynesian Conference, Grenoble: University of Grenoble and Review of Keynesian Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2017). Institutions: why we need to distinguish their ontological presuppositions. AFEE Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA: Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA).
  • Chester, L., Schroeder, S. (2017). The role of pluralism in creating a new paradigm for economics. The International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE) Conference, Chicago, USA: The International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2016). Re-conceptualising the nature and evolution of institutions. AFEE Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco, USA: Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA).
  • Chester, L. (2016). The state of Australian heterodox economics and prospects. Governing Economics: Institutional Changes, New Frontiers and the State of Pluralism, Amiens, France: CRIISEA (Universit� de Picardie, Amiens) and IRISSO (Dauphine Universit� Paris).
  • Chester, L. (2015). Can R�gulation and SSA theories inform institutional analyses of the social provisioning process? AFEE Annual Meeting 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA).
  • Chester, L. (2015). Extending or fusing R�gulation theory to analyse contemporary industrial sectors? Insights from the financialisation of electricity sectors. International Conference of L�association Recherche et Regulation �The Theory of Regulation in Times of Crises�, Paris, France: Paris Diderot University.
  • Chester, L. (2015). Re-conceptualising the nature and evolution of institutions. 27th Annual Conference of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE), Genoa, Italy: European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE).
  • Chester, L. (2014). Understanding the conjunction of capitalism's ecological, energy and economic crises for a successful climate change exit strategy. 16th Annual Conference of the Association of Heterodox Economists: The Triple Crisis Finance, Development and Environment (AHE 2014), London: Association for Heterodox Economics.
  • Chester, L., Paton, J. (2012). Greening economic theory: Heterodox possibilities. 14th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, Paris: Association for Heterodox Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2012). Unravelling the roles played by derivatives and market power in electricity price formation. 11th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2012, Sydney: Australian Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L. (2011). Another variety of capitalism?: The Australian mode of régulation. 13th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics: Economists of Tomorrow (AHE Annual Conference 2011), Nottingham, UK: Association for Heterodox Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2011). Australian capitalism: Mimic, mutant or black sheep? 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2011, Sydney: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L., Morris, A. (2010). Energy poverty: An escalating outcome of 'liberalised' energy markets. 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2010, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L. (2009). Actually existing markets: The case of neoliberal Australia. 8th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2009, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L. (2009). Determining the economic-environment relation: A regulationist approach. 8th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2009, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L. (2009). Does the Polysemic Nature of Energy Security Make it a 'Wicked' Problem? International Conference on Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development EESD 2009. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (W A S E T).
  • Chester, L. (2009). How can we analyse real world markets? 8th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2009, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L. (2008). The (default) strategy determining the security of Australia's energy supply. 2nd International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Asian Conference 2008, Australia: Curtin University of Technology.
  • Chester, L. (2008). The public policy labyrinth impacting on the security of Australia's energy supply: does it matter? 7th Australian Society of Heterodox Economist Conference SHE 2008, Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2007). How the Australian state has mutated to secure and sustain the contemporary growth regime. 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2007, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L., Johnson, M. (2006). A New Approach Needed For Australia's Infrastructure. 5th Australian Society of Heterodox Economist Conference SHE 2006, Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2006). The impact of neoliberalism on the Australian electricity sector. 5th Australian Society of Heterodox Economist Conference SHE 2006, Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Chester, L., Elliot, A., Crossley, P. (2018). Improving energy affordability for Australian low-income renter households, 29-32. IAEE Energy Forum. [More Information]
  • Schroeder, S., Chester, L. (2016). A comment on Stilwell, Heterodox Economics or Political Economy? World Economics Association Newsletter. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2014). The growing un-affordability of energy for households and the consequences. IAEE Energy Forum, Second Quarter: 23-27. [More Information]
  • Schroeder, S., Chester, L. (2013). Political Economy at the University of Sydney: Challenging the Orthodoxy. World Economics Association Newsletter.
  • Chester, L. (2008). The parlous investment environment for Australian electricity generation and transmission. IAEE Energy Forum, Second Quarter: 29-35. [More Information]

Report

  • Chester, L., Kramnaimuang King, D. (2018). The Impact of Economic Regulation on Long Term Safety Outcomes: Final Report, Project RP4-26, 8 May 2018, Prepared for the Energy Pipelines CRC.
  • Boucher, A., Chester, L. (2015). Lecture Capture and Student Learning, Two-year study, University of Sydney, April 2015.
  • Chester, L. (2013). The Impacts and Consequences for Low-Income Australian Households of Rising Energy Prices.

Other

  • Chester, L., Elliot, A. (2018), Energising the nation: The historical and contemporary framing of Australian energy policy. Paper prepared for the 14-15 June 2018 University of Sydney Workshop 'Energy: Its Institutions, Networks and Lived Experiences'. [More Information]
  • Boucher, A., Chester, L., Bromfield, N. (2012), Lecture capture and student learning: Is there a relationship between learning outcomes and the use of lecture recordings?, University of Sydney Teaching Colloquium, September 2011 and the Institute for Teaching and Learning Research Meeting, October 2011.

2019

  • Chester, L., Elliot, A. (2019). Energy Problem Representation: The Historical and Contemporary Framing of Australian Electricity Policy. Energy Policy, 128, 102-113. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2019). Judging Heterodox Economics: A Response to Hodgson's Criticisms. Economic Thought, 8(1), 1-21. [More Information]

2018

  • Chester, L. (2018). An exit strategy from capitalism's ecological crisis. In Tae-Hee Jo, Lynne Chester and Carlo DIppoliti (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics: Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism, (pp. 429-443). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Elliot, A. (2018), Energising the nation: The historical and contemporary framing of Australian energy policy. Paper prepared for the 14-15 June 2018 University of Sydney Workshop 'Energy: Its Institutions, Networks and Lived Experiences'. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2018). Heterodox economics: Success and prospects contrary to Hodgson's claims. 30th Annual Conference of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, Nice: University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis.
  • Chester, L., Elliot, A., Crossley, P. (2018). Improving energy affordability for Australian low-income renter households, 29-32. IAEE Energy Forum. [More Information]
  • Hayes, J., Chester, L., Kramnaimuang King, D. (2018). Is public safety impacted by the multiple regulatory regimes for gas pipelines and networks? 12th International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2018), Calgary: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Elliot, A., Crossley, P. (2018). New forms of solar PV provisioning needed to advance energy justice for lower income households. 2018 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney: Australian PV Institute. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Kramnaimuang King, D. (2018). The Impact of Economic Regulation on Long Term Safety Outcomes: Final Report, Project RP4-26, 8 May 2018, Prepared for the Energy Pipelines CRC.
  • Jo, T., Chester, L., D'Ippoliti, C. (2018). The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics: Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Jo, T., Chester, L., D'Ippoliti, C. (2018). The state of the art and challenges for heterodox economics. In Tae-Hee Jo, Lynne Chester and Carlo DIppoliti (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics: Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism, (pp. 3-26). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]

2017

  • Chester, L. (2017). An exit strategy from capitalism's ecological crisis. International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 8(4), 330-340. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2017). Institutions need to be re-conceptualised. 2nd International Post-Keynesian Conference, Grenoble: University of Grenoble and Review of Keynesian Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2017). Institutions: why we need to distinguish their ontological presuppositions. AFEE Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA: Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA).
  • Chester, L. (2017). Rethinking energy. In Louis-Philippe Rochon, Sergio Rossi (Eds.), A Modern Guide to Rethinking Economics, (pp. 337-357). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Schroeder, S. (2017). The role of pluralism in creating a new paradigm for economics. The International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE) Conference, Chicago, USA: The International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics.

2016

  • Schroeder, S., Chester, L. (2016). A comment on Stilwell, Heterodox Economics or Political Economy? World Economics Association Newsletter. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2016). A Regulationist analysis of an industry sector using mixed research methods. In Frederic S. Lee, Bruce Cronin (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics, (pp. 569-589). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2016). Analysing actually-existing markets. In Tae-Hee Jo, Zdravka Todorova (Eds.), Advancing the Frontiers of Heterodox Economics: Essays in honor of Frederic S. Lee, (pp. 190-209). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2016). Re-conceptualising the nature and evolution of institutions. AFEE Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco, USA: Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA).
  • Chester, L. (2016). Reflections of an Australian Regulationist. Revue de la Regulation, 19, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2016). Studying low income households: Challenges and issues. In Frederic S. Lee, Bruce Cronin (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics, (pp. 341-363). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2016). The state of Australian heterodox economics and prospects. Governing Economics: Institutional Changes, New Frontiers and the State of Pluralism, Amiens, France: CRIISEA (Universit� de Picardie, Amiens) and IRISSO (Dauphine Universit� Paris).

2015

  • Chester, L. (2015). Can R�gulation and SSA theories inform institutional analyses of the social provisioning process? AFEE Annual Meeting 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA).
  • Chester, L., Schroeder, S. (2015). Conflation of IPE with Heterodox Economics? Intellectually Negligent and Damaging. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 2015 (75), 153-176.
  • Chester, L. (2015). Extending or fusing R�gulation theory to analyse contemporary industrial sectors? Insights from the financialisation of electricity sectors. International Conference of L�association Recherche et Regulation �The Theory of Regulation in Times of Crises�, Paris, France: Paris Diderot University.
  • Boucher, A., Chester, L. (2015). Lecture Capture and Student Learning, Two-year study, University of Sydney, April 2015.
  • Chester, L. (2015). Re-conceptualising the nature and evolution of institutions. 27th Annual Conference of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE), Genoa, Italy: European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE).
  • Chester, L. (2015). The privatisation of Australian electricity: Claims, myths and facts. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 26(2), 218-240. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Kriesler, P. (2015). What is the future for heterodox economics?. Sydney: UNSW. [More Information]

2014

  • Schroeder, S., Chester, L. (2014). Challenging the Orthodoxy: Reflections on Frank Stilwell's Contribution to Political Economy. Berlin: Springer.
  • Schroeder, S., Chester, L. (2014). Challenging the Orthodoxy: The Contributions of Frank Stilwell to Political Economy. In Susan K. Schroeder, Lynne Chester (Eds.), Challenging the Orthodoxy: Reflections on Frank Stilwell's Contribution to Political Economy, (pp. 3-9). Berlin: Springer. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2014). Energy impoverishment: Addressing capitalism's new driver of inequality. JEI: Journal of Economic Issues, 48(2), 395-403. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Kriesler, P. (2014). Tackling persistent economic problems: Heterodox perspectives. Sydney: Australian Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L. (2014). The growing un-affordability of energy for households and the consequences. IAEE Energy Forum, Second Quarter: 23-27. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2014). To change or reform capitalism: Addressing the ecological crisis. Review of Radical Political Economics, 46(3), 406-412. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2014). Understanding the conjunction of capitalism's ecological, energy and economic crises for a successful climate change exit strategy. 16th Annual Conference of the Association of Heterodox Economists: The Triple Crisis Finance, Development and Environment (AHE 2014), London: Association for Heterodox Economics.

2013

  • Chester, L. (2013). Dissecting the Conjunction of Capitalism's Environmental, Energy, and Economic Crises: The Example of One Liberal, Market-Based Economy. JEI: Journal of Economic Issues, 47(2), 485-494. [More Information]
  • Kriesler, P., Chester, L., Johnson, M. (2013). Heterdox economics and the crisis that won't go away. Sydney: Australian Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Schroeder, S., Chester, L. (2013). Political Economy at the University of Sydney: Challenging the Orthodoxy. World Economics Association Newsletter.
  • Chester, L., Paton, J. (2013). The economic-environment relation: can post-Keynesians, Regulationists and Polanyians offer insights? European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, 10(1), 106-121. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2013). The Failure of Market Fundamentalism: How Electricity Sector Restructuring is Threatening the Economic and Social Fabric. Review of Radical Political Economics, 45(3), 315-322. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2013). The Impacts and Consequences for Low-Income Australian Households of Rising Energy Prices.
  • Chester, L. (2013). The Organization, Operation and Outcomes of Actually Existing Markets: A Suggested Approach for Empirical Analysis. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 72(2), 386-422. [More Information]

2012

  • Chester, L., Morris, A. (2012). A new form of energy poverty is the hallmark of liberalised electricity sectors. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 46(4), 435-458. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Jo, T., King, M. (2012). Beyond market-fundamentalist economics: an agenda for heterodox economics to change the dominant narrative - Special issue of 'On the Horizon'. On the Horizon, 20(3). [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Paton, J. (2012). Greening economic theory: Heterodox possibilities. 14th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, Paris: Association for Heterodox Economics.
  • Jo, T., Chester, L., King, M. (2012). Guest editorial to special issue: Beyond market-fundamentalist economics: an agenda for heterodox economics to change the dominant narrative. On the Horizon, 20(3), 155-163. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2012). Heterodox economics: Social provisioning in crisis-prone capitalism, Refereed papers: Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Heterodox Economists. Sydney: Australian Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Boucher, A., Chester, L., Bromfield, N. (2012), Lecture capture and student learning: Is there a relationship between learning outcomes and the use of lecture recordings?, University of Sydney Teaching Colloquium, September 2011 and the Institute for Teaching and Learning Research Meeting, October 2011.
  • Chester, L. (2012). The Australian variant of neoliberal capitalism. In Damien Cahill, Lindy Edwards, Frank Stilwell (Eds.), Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, (pp. 153-179). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Chester, L. (2012). Unravelling the roles played by derivatives and market power in electricity price formation. 11th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2012, Sydney: Australian Society of Heterodox Economists.

2011

  • Chester, L. (2011). An inevitable or avertable energy crisis? In Argyrous, G. and Stilwell, F (Eds.), Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science, (pp. 299-306). Prahran: Tilde University Press.
  • Chester, L. (2011). Another variety of capitalism?: The Australian mode of régulation. 13th Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics: Economists of Tomorrow (AHE Annual Conference 2011), Nottingham, UK: Association for Heterodox Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2011). Australian capitalism: Mimic, mutant or black sheep? 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2011, Sydney: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2011). Heterodox Economics: Ten years and growing stronger! Proceedings of the 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference 2011. Sydney, Australia: Australian Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L. (2011). The participation of vulnerable Australians in markets for essential goods and services. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 68, 169-193.

2010

  • Chester, L. (2010). Actually Existing Markets: The Case of Neoliberal Australia. JEI: Journal of Economic Issues, 44(2), 313-324. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2010). Conceptualising energy security and making explicit its polysemic nature. Energy Policy, 38(2), 887-895. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2010). Determining the economic-environment relation: a regulationist approach. International Journal of Green Economics, 4(1), 17-42. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Morris, A. (2010). Energy poverty: An escalating outcome of 'liberalised' energy markets. 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2010, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2010). Heterodox Economics: Addressing perennial and new challenges: Proceedings of the 9th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference 2010. Sydney: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L. (2010). International Journal of Global Energy Issues Volume 33, Issue 1/2: Special Issue on Energy Security in the 21st Century. International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 33(1-2).

2009

  • Chester, L. (2009). Actually existing markets: The case of neoliberal Australia. 8th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2009, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L. (2009). Determining the economic-environment relation: A regulationist approach. 8th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2009, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L. (2009). Does the Polysemic Nature of Energy Security Make it a 'Wicked' Problem? International Conference on Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development EESD 2009. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (W A S E T).
  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2009). Heterodox Economics' Visions: Proceedings of the 8th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference 2009. Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2009). How can we analyse real world markets? 8th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2009, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.

2008

  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2008). Contemporary issues for heterodox economics: Proceedings of the 7th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference 2008. Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2008). The (default) strategy determining the security of Australia's energy supply. 2nd International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Asian Conference 2008, Australia: Curtin University of Technology.
  • Chester, L. (2008). The Contemporary Growth Regime Has Been Ensured by the Australian State's Mutations (At Least until Now). Economic and Labour Relations Review, 19(1), 3-23.
  • Chester, L. (2008). The parlous investment environment for Australian electricity generation and transmission. IAEE Energy Forum, Second Quarter: 29-35. [More Information]
  • Chester, L. (2008). The public policy labyrinth impacting on the security of Australia's energy supply: does it matter? 7th Australian Society of Heterodox Economist Conference SHE 2008, Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.

2007

  • Chester, L., Johnson, M., Kriesler, P. (2007). Heterodox Economic Perspectives on Contemporary Issues: Proceedings of the 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference 2007. Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2007). How the Australian state has mutated to secure and sustain the contemporary growth regime. 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference SHE 2007, Sydney, Australia: Society of Heterodox Economists.
  • Chester, L. (2007). Who Benefits From the Restructuring of the Australian Electricity Sector? JEI: Journal of Economic Issues, 41(4), 981-1001. [More Information]

2006

  • Chester, L., Johnson, M. (2006). A New Approach Needed For Australia's Infrastructure. 5th Australian Society of Heterodox Economist Conference SHE 2006, Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.
  • Chester, L. (2006). The Conundrums Facing Australia's National Electricity Market. Economic Papers, 25(4), 362-377.
  • Chester, L. (2006). The impact of neoliberalism on the Australian electricity sector. 5th Australian Society of Heterodox Economist Conference SHE 2006, Australia: University of New South Wales - Faculty of Commerce & Economics.

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