Professor Satish Chand

Deputy Head (Research)
School of Business
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Room 315
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UNSW Canberra at ADFA


Satish Chand is Professor of Finance in the School of Business at the University of New South Wales and based at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. 

Satish is also an Adjunct Professor at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University.  His research interests include labour migration, fragile states, and the challenges of development. 

For the past five years, Satish has been researching the nexus between defence and development, drawing on the experiences of external peacekeeping in Bougainville (PNG), East Timor, Liberia, Mozambique, and the Solomon Islands.  This research has ramifications for pacification strategies in fragile states.

Book Chapters

Chand S, 2018, 'The effects of skilled emigration on small states', in Handbook of Small States Economic, Social and Environmental Issues, Routledge, New York, pp. 403 - 415

Chand S, 2014, 'Responding to natural versus human-made disasters: Lessons from Fiji', in Disaster Relief in the Asia Pacific: Agency and Resilience, pp. 189 - 206, 10.4324/9781315884356

Chand S; Yala C, 2009, 'Economic Policy Making', in May RJ (ed.), Policy Making and Implementation: Studies for Papua New Guinea, edn. 5, ANU E Press, Canberra, pp. 41 - 56

Chand S, 2009, 'Swim or Sink: The post-coup economy in limbo', in Fraenkel J; Firth S; Lal BV (ed.), The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: A coup to End all Coups?, edn. Original, ANU E Press, Canberra, pp. 139 - 154

Journal articles

Li Q; Chand S, 2018, 'Unlocking Housing Equity for Pensions in Urban China', Journal of Housing for the Elderly, pp. 1 - 15, 10.1080/02763893.2018.1451797

Chand S, 2017, 'Registration and release of customary-land for private enterprise: Lessons from Papua New Guinea', Land Use Policy, vol. 61, pp. 413 - 419, 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.11.039

Markowski S; Chand S; Wylie R, 2017, 'Economic Growth and Demand for Military Expenditure in the Indo-Pacific Asia Region', Defence and Peace Economics, vol. 28, pp. 473 - 490, 10.1080/10242694.2016.1274059

Forau L; Chand S, 2016, 'Measuring peace using household-level data from post-conflict Solomon Islands', Conflict, Security and Development, vol. 16, pp. 423 - 441, 10.1080/14678802.2016.1219512

Huang Q; Chand S, 2015, 'Spatial spillovers of regional wages: Evidence from Chinese provinces', China Economic Review, vol. 32, pp. 97 - 109, 10.1016/j.chieco.2014.12.001

Chand S, 2015, 'The Political Economy of Fiji: Past, Present, and Prospects', Round Table, 10.1080/00358533.2015.1017252

Li Q; Chand S, 2015, 'Market Fundamentals, Rational Expectation and Housing Price Changes: Evidence from Housing Market in Beijing', Housing, Theory and Society, 10.1080/14036096.2015.1043470

Chand S, 2014, 'Socio Political Consequences of Forced Migration: The Case of Indian Indentured Workers to Fiji', Studia Historica Gednanensia, vol. 5, pp. 139 - 153, 10.4467/23916001HG.14.007.2672

Huang Q; Chand S, 2014, 'The Trade-off between Equity and Efficiency: Evidence from the Reform of China’s Wage Policy', Journal of Politics and Law, vol. 7, 10.5539/jpl.v7n3p79

Zhang R; Chand S, 2013, 'Mitigating the Impact of a Financial Crisis: Some Lessons from Hong Kong During the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis', Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n8p285

Chand S; Yala C, 2012, 'Institutions for improving access to land for settler-housing: Evidence from Papua New Guinea', Land Use Policy, vol. 29, pp. 143 - 153, 10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.05.013

Chand S, 2011, 'The International Mobility of Talent: Types, Causes, and Development Impact', ECONOMIC RECORD, vol. 87, pp. 169 - 170, 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2010.00711.x

Chand S, 2011, 'Land Reform in Developing Countries: property rights and property wrongs', ASIAN-PACIFIC ECONOMIC LITERATURE, vol. 25, pp. 170 - 170, 10.1111/j.1467-8411.2011.01287.x

Satish C; Yala C, 2009, 'Land Tenure and Productivity', Land Economics, vol. 85, pp. 442 - 453

Chand S; Yala C, 2009, 'Land tenure and productivity: Farm-level evidence from Papua New Guinea', Land Economics, vol. 85, pp. 442 - 453, 10.3368/le.85.3.442

Conference Papers

Zhang MY; Chand S, 2018, 'Entrepreneurial performance of Chinese returnees educated in Australian universities', in Entrepreneurial performance of Chinese returnees educated in Australian universities, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) Conference 2017, Melbourne, presented at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) Conference 2017, Melbourne, 07 - 10 February 2018

Zhang R-X; Chand S, 2016, 'The Resilience of the Hong Kong Dollar to Speculative Attacks: A Disclosure Interview Analysis', in 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGEMENT, ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (ICMESD 2016), DESTECH PUBLICATIONS, INC, Wuhan, PEOPLES R CHINA, pp. 649 - 655, presented at International Conference on Management, Economics and Social Development (ICMESD), Wuhan, PEOPLES R CHINA, 13 - 15 May 2016

Chand S; Duncan R, 2008, 'Overview of the economics research conference on Pacific Telecommunications', in Pacific Economic Bulletin, pp. 63 - 65, presented at


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Working Papers

Chand S, 2014, Building peace in Bougainville: Measuring recovery post conflict, The Australian National University, Canberra,