Fellows Detail

Emeritus Professor John Longworth

HDA (Western Sydney), BScAgr, PhD (Sydney), GradDipFP (Sec Inst)

Elected: 1992

Discipline: Economics

Specialisation: Agriculture, economics, China, wool, beef

Profile

Emeritus Professor John Longworth held a Personal Chair in Agricultural Economics at the University of Queensland until 2002. Since that time, he has remained actively engaged in research on agricultural policies in China and their impact on Sino-Australian trade (especially with relation to wool and beef). More broadly, Professor Longworth’s research interests are:

  • agricultural marketing and policy
  • resource economics
  • commodity trading
  • agribusiness.

Appointments

  • The University of Queensland (UQ) Senate – 1983-89.
  • UQ Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Science – 1987-89
  • UQ Pro-Vice Chancellor (Social Sciences) – 1989-1996
  • UQ Foundation Executive Dean, Faculty of Business Economics & Law – 1997-98
  • Executive Director (Academic), Shafston International College – 2005-2006

Awards

Australian Institute of Agricultural Science Medal for Research (1982)

Farrer Memorial Medal (1991)

Life Member, International Association of Agricultural Economists

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology

Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

Publications

  1. Books Authored or Co-authored – Research

Brown, G.G., Waldron, S.A. and Longworth, J.W. (2009)   Zhonguo Xibu Caoyuan Kechixu Fazhan Yanjiu: guanli muqu renkou, caochang he shengxu xitong (Sustainable Development in Western China: Managing People, Livestock and Grasslands in Pastoral Areas). Translated by Zhao, Y.T et al. Beijing: Zhongguo Nongye Chubanshe (China Agricultural Publishing House).xii+230pp. ISBN 978-7-109-13484-3. (In Chinese).

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A. and Longworth, J.W. (2008)  Sustainable Development in Western China: ManagingPeople, Livestock and Grasslands in Pastoral Areas. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. xvii+294pp. ISBN 978 1 84542 744 3.

Waldron, S.A., Brown, C.G., Longworth, J.W., and Zhang, C.G. (2007)  China’s Livestock Revolution: Agribusiness and Policy Developments in China’s Sheep Meat Industry. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. xv+150pp. ISBN 978 1 84593 246 6.

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A. and Longworth, J.W. (2005)  Modernizing China’s Industries: Lessons from Wool and Wool Textiles. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. xv+237pp. ISBN 1–84376–591–8.

Longworth, J.W., Brown, C.G. and Waldron, S.A. (2003)  Zhongguo Rou Niuye de Shangwu Jiyu yu Tiaozhan (Beef in China: Agribusiness Opportunities and Challenges). Beijing: Zhongguo Nongye Chubanshe (China Agricultural Publishing House). vii+372pp. ISBN 7- 109-08485-X. (In Chinese).

Waldron, S.A., Brown, C.G. and Longworth, J.W. (2003)  Rural Development in China: Insights from the Beef Industry. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. xiii+283pp. ISBN 0-7546-1804-8.

Brown, C.G., Longworth, J.W. and Waldron, S.A. (2002)  Regionalisation and Integration in China: Lessons from the Transformation of the Beef Industry. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. xiv+299pp. ISBN 0R09;7546R09;1753R09;X.

Longworth, J.W., Brown, C.G. and Waldron, S.A. (2002)  Beef in China: Agribusiness Opportunities and Challenges (e-book). St Lucia: Uni. of Qld. Press. xix+412pp. ISBN 0-7022-3231-9. Available at: http://www.ebooks.com/item/027967.htm.

Longworth, J.W., Brown, C.G. and Waldron, S.A. (2001)  Beef in China: Agribusiness Opportunities and Challenges. St Lucia: Uni. of Qld. Press. xix+412pp. ISBN 0-7022-3231-9

  1. Books – Edited

Zhang, C. and Longworth, J.W. (eds.) (2000)  Zhongguo Rouniuye de Xiaoyi Tantao (Efficiency in China’s Cattle and Beef Industry). Beijing: Agricultural Scientech Publishing House of China. xii+100pp. ISBN 7-80167-026-4.  [Contains the full text in both Chinese and English.]

(iii)     Book Chapters

Brown, C.G, Waldron, S.A., and Longworth, J W. (2013) A Diachronic Analysis of the Beef Industry. In Augustin-Jean, L. and Alpermann, B. (eds.) The Political Economy of Agro-Food Markets in China: A Social Construction of the Markets in an Era of Globalization, London, UK: Palgrave/Macmillan (forthcoming).

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A., and Longworth, J. W. (2013) Drivers and Dynamics of the Chinese Wool Market. In Augustin-Jean, L. and Alpermann, B. (eds.) The Political Economy of Agro-Food Markets In China: A Social Construction of the Markets in an Era of Globalization, London, UK: Palgrave/Macmillan (forthcoming).

Waldron , S.A., Brown, C.G., and Longworth, J.W. (2011). The Role of the State in Modernizing China’s Fine Wool Marketing Sector. In Alpermann, B. (ed.), Politics and Markets in Rural China. London, UK: Routledge,

Longworth, J.W., Brown, C.G., and Waldron, S.A. (2010), The Chinese Sheep and Wool Industry. Chapter 6 in D. Cottle (ed.), International Sheep and Wool Handbook. Nottingham, UK: Nottingham University Press. Pp. 113-151.

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A., Longworth, J.W. and Zhao Y.T. (2009) “Chinese wool textile mills: economic analysis of fibre-input/textile-product selection and new processing technologies (ASEM/1998/060)”. In David Pearce and Debbie Templeton (Eds) Adoption of ACIAR Project Outputs: Studies of Projects Completed in 2004-2005. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Pp. 35-40.

Brown, C. G., Waldron, S. A., & Longworth, J. W. (2004). Analysis of socioeconomic and agribusiness developments in the Chinese cattle and beef industry (ASEM/1995/02). In V. McWaters & D. Templeton (Eds.), Adoption of ACIAR project outputs: Studies of projects completed in 1999-2000. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A. and Longworth, J.W., (2000)  Zhongguo Muqu de Caoyuan Tuihua, Rouniuye Fazhan yu Quyu Kaifa (Rangeland Degradation, Beef Industry Development and Regional Development in the Pastoral Regions of China). In Y. Liu (ed.)  Zhongguo Rouniuye Jingji Wenti Yanjiu (Economic Aspects of the Beef and Cattle Industry in China). Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press, pp.35R09;56. ISBN 7-80092-919-1. [In Chinese].

Cai, H. and Longworth, J.W. (2000)  Zhongguo dongbu Diqu Niurou ji Niuneizhang Qiguan Shichang Gaikuang (The Beef and Beef Offal Market Situation in the Eastern Region of China). In Y. Liu (ed.),  Zhongguo Rouniuye Jingji Wenti Yanjiu (Economic Aspects of the Beef and Cattle Industry in China). Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press, pp.110R09;121. ISBN 7-80092-919-1. [In Chinese].

Finch, B. and Longworth, J.W. (2000)  Xianggang rouniu Shichang de Xin Fazhan (New Developments in the Hong Kong Beef Market). In Y. Liu (ed.),  Zhongguo Rouniuye Jingji Wenti Yanjiu (Economic Aspects of the Beef and Cattle Industry in China). Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press, pp.93R09;109. ISBN 7-80092-919-1. [In Chinese].

  1. Refereed Journal Articles

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A., and Longworth. J.W. (2011)  Agricultural Modernization and State Capacity in China, The China Journal 66, 119-144.

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A., and Longworth. J.W. (2011) Specialty products, rural livelihoods and agricultural marketing reforms in China, China Agricultural Economic Review, 3 (2), 224-242.

Waldron, S.A., Brown, C.G., and Longworth. J.W. (2010 A critique of high-value supply chains as a means of modernising agriculture in China: The case of the beef industry, Food Policy 35(3), 479-487.

Waldron, S.A., Brown, C. G., and Longworth, J.W.  (2010)  Grassland degradation and livelihoods in China’s western pastoral region: a framework for understanding and refining China’s recent policy responses, China Agricultural Economics Review.2(3), 298-320.

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A., Longworth, J.W. and Zhao Y.T. (2009)  Improving managerial capacity and economic viability in Chinese wool textile mills. Journal of Strategic Management Education, 5(2), xx-xx.

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A., Liu, Y. and Longworth, J.W. (2009)  Forage-livestock policies designed to improve livelihoods in Western China: a critical review, China Agricultural Economics Review, 1(4), 367-381.

Longworth, J. W. (2007)  Australian Agriculture and the Proposed Free Trade Agreement with China, Farm Policy Journal, 4(1), 25-33.

Waldron, S.A., Brown, C.G., and Longworth, J.W. (2006)  State Sector Reform and Agriculture in China, The China Quarterly, 186(2), 277-294.

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A. and Longworth, J.W. (2005)  Rural Development in China: Industry Policy, Regionalism, Integration and Scale, International Journal of Social Economics, 32 (1/2 Special Issue: Festschrift in Honour of Professor John O’Brien: Part 3), 17-33.

Brown, C.G., Longworth, J.W. and Waldron, S.A. (2002)  Food Safety and Development of the Beef Industry in China, Food Policy, 27(3), 269–284.

Brown, C.G., Longworth, J.W. & Waldron, S.A. (2002) Shipin zhiliang anquan yu Zhongguo rouniuye de fazhan (Food Quality Safety and the Development of the Chinese Beef Industry), Zhongguo Nongcun Jingji (Chinese Rural Economy), 209(5), 33–40. [In Chinese].

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A. and Longworth, J.W. (2000)  China’s Rangeland Law and Implications of the Expansion of the Beef Cattle Industry for Sustainable Development in the Pastoral Areas, Japanese Journal of Rural Economics, 2, 1R09;13.

Brown, C.G., Waldron, S.A. and Longworth, J.W. (2000)  Zhongguo Bannong Banmuqu Rouniuye Fazhan de Jiyu yu Tiaozhan – Zhelimumeng he Chengde Diqu de Anli Yanjiu (Opportunities and Challenges to Development of the Beef and Cattle Industry in Semi-agricultural, Semi-pastoral Region in China), Zhongguo Nongcun Jingji (Chinese Rural Economy), 9, 44R09;50. [In Chinese].

Contact

Website: https://agriculture.uq.edu.au/research/groups/caeg
Email: j.longworth [at] uq.edu.au
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