Selected Writings

Here are some of my writings over the years:

White, N.C., Leake, M.J., McCaughey, S.N. and Parris, B.W., (1995) “Epithermal Gold Deposits of the Southwest Pacific“, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Vol. 54, No. 2, October, pp. 87-136. [The only evidence that I was ever a geologist!]

Parris, B.W., (1995) “Looking for a Reason to be Generous: A Case Example of the Postmodern Ethical Vacuum“, Zadok Perspectives, No. 49, July, pp. 4-8.

Parris, B.W., (1997) Development in Wonderland: The Social and Ecological Sustainability of Economic Growth, Issues in Global Development, No. 9; World Vision Australia, Melbourne, 150 pp.

Parris, B.W., (1999) “Trade, the Environment and Sustainable Development at the Crossroads“, Paper presented at the Trade and Environment Roundtable, Parliament House, Canberra, 25 August, 15 pp.

Parris, B.W., (1999) Trade for Development: Making the WTO Work for the Poor, World Vision International, Geneva & Melbourne, 78 pp.

Parris, B.W., (2000) “A Better World for Some?OECD Observer, No. 223, October, pp. 40-42.

Parris, B.W., (2001) “In the Eye of the Storm“, OECD Observer, No. 229, November, pp. 40-41.

Parris, B.W., (2001) “Does One Size Fit All in a Globalised Society?Global Future, World Vision International, First Quarter, pp. 18-19.

Parris, B.W., (2002) “Debating Globalisation and Finance for Development“, Global Future, World Vision International, First Quarter, pp. 23-24.

Parris, B.W., (2002) “Foreign Direct Investment and Corporate Codes of Conduct in National Development Strategies: Costs, Benefits and Policy Options“, In New Horizons in Foreign Direct Investment, OECD, Paris, pp. 303-325.

Parris, B.W., (2003) Risky Development: Export Concentration, Foreign Investment and Policy Conditionality, World Vision International, Geneva & Melbourne, vi + 117 pp.

Whaites, A., Currah, K., Ear-Dupuy, H. and Parris, B.W., (2003) “Promoting Growth for Poverty Reduction: The Role of IMF Lending Advice“, World Vision Policy Paper, Milton Keynes, UK & Monrovia, CA, World Vision International, 16 pp.

Parris, B.W., (2004) “False Economies: A Global Health Crisis“, OECD Observer, No. 243, May, pp. 25-26.

Parris, B.W., (2005) “An Agent-Based Approach to Value Theory and Wealth Distribution in Economics“, In MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation ed. Zerger, A. and Argent, R.M.; Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, 12-15 December 2005, Melbourne, pp. 1077-1083.

Parris, B.W., (2005) “Economic Network Structures, Growth and Poverty“, Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Lübeck, Germany, June 9 – 11, 2005; GTAP Resource #1790, 38 pp.

Parris, B.W., (2005) “Trade and Industrial Policy in Developing Countries: What Scope for Interfaces Between Agent-Based Models and Computable-General Equilibrium Models“, Paper presented at the International Workshop on Agent-Based Models for Economic Policy Design (ACEPOL05), Bielefeld, Germany, 30 June – 2 July 2005, 25 pp.

Parris, B.W., (2006) Modelling Economic Development Policy: Econometric, General Equilibrium and Agent-Based Perspectives, PhD Thesis; Monash University, Melbourne, xx + 546 pp. Contents & Summary

Parris, B.W., (2007) “Climate Change and Human Security“, in Building a Sustainable Future Free from Extreme Poverty: Priorities for APEC, Australia, Make Poverty History, 10-23 pp.

Parris, B.W., (2007) “Modelling the Impacts and Effectiveness of Aid“, In Measuring Effectiveness in Humanitarian and Development Aid: Conceptual Frameworks, Principles and Practice ed. Renzaho, A.M.N.; Nova Science, Hauppauge, NY, pp. 71-93.

Parris, B.W., (2008) “The Climate Change Threat to Food Security“, Global Future, No. 3, World Vision International, pp. 16-17.

Parris, B.W., (2008) “Modelling Innovative Regions: Conceptual, Mathematical and Computational Challenges“, Invited background paper, Dahlem Conference on the Mathematics of Social Entities, Freie Universität, Berlin, 14-19 December 2008, 25 pp.

Parris, B.W., (2009) “We Will Not Die Quietly“, Global Future, No. 3, pp. 1.

Parris, B.W., (2009) “Smoke, Mirrors and Economics“, Global Future, No. 3, pp. 16-18.

Angus, S.D., Parris, B.W. and Hassani-M., B., (2009) “Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Bangladesh: An Agent-Based Approach“, In The Proceedings of 18th World IMACS/MODSIM Congress, pp. 2720-2726.

Hassani-M, B. and Parris, B.W., (2009) “Designing Adaptive Artificial Agents for an Economic Production and Conflict Model“, In Artificial Life: Borrowing from Biology; Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5865 ed. Korb, K., Randall, M. and Hendtlass, T.; Springer, Berlin & Heidelberg, pp. 179-190.

Hassani-M, B. and Parris, B.W., (2009) “The Good, the Bad or the Ugly: An Agent-Based Model of Economic Conflicts and Artificial Transfers”, 15th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance, Sydney.

Hassani-Mahmooei, B. and Parris, B.W., (2012) “Climate Change and Internal Migration Patterns in Bangladesh: An Agent-Based Model“, Environment and Development Economics, Vol. 17, No. 6, December, pp. 763-780.

Parris, B.W., Hassani-Mahmooei, B. and Saber, E. (2012) “A Multi-Sectoral Agent-Based Monetary Model of Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy” European Social Simulation Association conference, Salzburg, 10-15 September 2012.

Hassani-Mahmooei, B. and Parris, B.W., (2013) “Resource Scarcity, Effort Allocation and Environmental Security: An Agent-Based Theoretical Approach“, Economic Modelling, Vol. 30, January, pp. 183-192.

Parris, B.W., (2013) “Coalition Climate Figures Don’t Add Up“, The Conversation, 2 September.

Parris, B.W., (2013) “Expanding coal exports is bad news for Australia and the world“, The Conversation, 13 September.

Hassani-Mahmooei, B. and Parris, B., (2014) “Dynamics of Effort Allocation and Evolution of Trust: An Agent-Based Model“, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, Vol. 20, No. 2, June, pp. 133-154.

Unpublished musings & submissions I wrote

Reflections on Australia’s position at the 2002 UN Financing for Development Conference – 8 August 2002. I was on the Australian government delegation at the UN FFD in Mexico representing Australia’s development NGOs.

Emerging from Denial on Climate Change – 4 Sept 2007. Written during the 2007 APEC meetings in Sydney.

World Vision Australia’s Submission to the Garnaut Climate Change Review – April 2008

Climate Change Speech – One Just World Series – 30 July 2008    Transcript    Audio

Radio interview – Radio Australia – 22 September 2008

Concerns with Garnaut’s Recommendations on Targets  – 26 September 2008
(Focuses on the 550 ppm recommendation in the Targets and Trajectories paper)

World Vision Australia’s Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Climate Policy – April 2009

Statement to the Senate Select Committee  – 20 May 2009

Presentation on climate change to the One Just World forum, BMW Edge, Federation Square, July 2008:


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