Tony Jackson

Honorary Research Fellow

Research

These cover the theoretical and applied analysis of sustainable resource management and local and regional economic development. Recent papers have evaluated the effectiveness of policy instruments to this end, involving the use of policy impact appraisal, economic impact analysis, sustainability appraisal, and project-based and strategic environmental assessment.

Background

I qualified initially as an economist with particular interests in resource management. After practicing as development economist in Africa, I taught development and resource economics and project appraisal techniques in St. Andrews, before accepting the opportunity to create a new accredited degree programme in environmental management at the University of Dundee, within Town and Regional Planning. I have an active research commitment to a range of issues related to sustainable resource development and management. As part of the establishment of our environmental management degree, I vigorously promoted international linkages to serve as comparable benchmarks for our teaching and research efforts in environmental management. In 1994, I established our exchange programme with Canada's newest university, the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. This continues to provide excellent opportunities for student exchanges and collaborative research programmes. Research collaboration with Australasia's largest academic planning department in the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is also currently being actively developed.

Graduating in economics at Cambridge, I won a Ministry of Overseas Development postgraduate studentship to take an MSc in Agricultural Economics at Reading before taking up a post in resource management and development in the Government of Malawi. Appointed the initial Stanley Smith Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the University of St. Andrews, I subsequently took a tenured lecturing post there before being appointed senior lecturer and initial programme director of the University of Dundee's accredited environmental management degree, which I set up.

My professional offices include chairman of the National Council of the Institution of Economic Development (2002-04) and of The Claverhouse Group (2002- ), a major Dundee-based not-for-profit training and environmental services provider. I have also served two terms as an elected member of a Scottish regional authority and while at St. Andrews I established a spin-off consultancy in economic impact assessment.

Academic: BA (Hons) Cantab Economics Tripos 1967 First Class Honours MSc Reading Agricultural Economics

Professional: Member of the Institution of Economic Development Member of the Institute for Learning and Teaching

Publications

Books and chapters

Authored books

  • Jackson T, Roberts P, Lloyd G (1999) Environmental Taxation London, Local Government Association for England and Wales
  • Jackson T (2002) Measuring Impacts: an Introduction to the Concepts and Tools used in Assessing the Impact of Local Economic Activities High Wycombe, Institution of Economic Development

In preparation:

  • Jackson T & Dixon J Sustainability and Impact Assessment: EIA Concepts and Techniques

Edited books In preparation:

  • Jackson, T & Curry, J eds Whose Land? Sustainable Planning and Resource Management for Indigenous Peoples and Stateless Nations within Modern Societies

Chapters in books

  • Jackson T (1999) "Tax varying powers", in McCarthy J & Newlands D (eds) "Governing Scotland: Problems and Prospects - the Economic Impact of the Scottish Parliament"Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing, 69-86
  • Jackson T & Roberts P (1999) "Greening the Fife economy: ecological modernisation as a pathway for local economic development" in Healey P & Hull A (eds) AESOP Papers in Planning 1997: Papers Chosen for the 1997 AESOP Prize for Best Planning Paper in a European Planning Journal Oxford, Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP), 25-37
  • Illsley B M & Jackson T (1999) "The third sector and local economic development in a peripheral city: the case of Dundee", in Houghton G (ed) Community Economic DevelopmentLondon, Stationery Office, 149-62
  • Jackson T (2000) "Integrating environment and economy in a Scottish council: the case of Fife" in Gouldson A & Roberts P (eds) Integrating Economic Development and Environmental Management: Strategies for Local and Regional Government London, Routledge, 205-223
  • Jackson T & Roberts P (2000) "Enhancing the environmental component of Structural Fund Regional Programmes: the case of the East of Scotland" in Shaw D, Roberts P, Walsh J (eds)Regional Planning and Development in Europe Aldershot, Ashgate, 89-116
  • Jackson T (2002) "Appraising golf developments in the era of 'contested countrysides'" in Thain E (ed) Science and Golf IV: Proceedings of the World Scientific Congress of Golf, London, Routledge, 831-842
  • Jackson T (2002) "Major sporting and leisure investments in the 'contested countryside': golf tourism and sustainable rural development in Scotland", in Andrews N, Convery F, Flanagan S, & Ruddy J (eds) Tourism and the Environment: Sustainability in Tourism Development, Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, 189-208

Refereed Journals

  • Jackson T & Roberts P (1997) "Greening the Fife economy: ecological modernisation as a pathway for local economic development", Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 40(5): 617-633
  • Jackson T (1998) "Determining the impact of discretionary development assistance: the Scottish Enterprise Output Measurement Framework", Regional Studies, 32(6): 559-565
  • Jackson T & Roberts P (1999) "Ecological modernisation as a model for regional development: the changing nature and context of the Eastern Scotland Structural Fund Programme", Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 1(1): 61-75
  • Jackson T (2000) "The employment and productivity effects of environmental taxation: additional dividends or added distractions?", Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 43(3): 389-406
  • Jackson T (2001) "Environmental taxation: a new tool for local planning?", Regional Studies,35(1): 80-85
  • Jackson T (2001) Guest editor, Special Issue: "The integration of the environment into regional development in the European Union", European Environment, 11(2)
  • Jackson T (2001) "Integrating the environment and regional development in the European Union", European Environment, 11(2): 61-63
  • Jackson T & Curry J (2002) "Regional development and land use planning in rural British Columbia: peace in the woods?", Regional Studies, 36(4): 439-443
  • Jackson T & Curry J (2002) "Forest Renewal British Columbia: an experiment in the recycling of revenue-raising environmental taxation", Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 45(4): 591-606
  • Roberts P & Jackson T (2002) "Sustainable development and the management of the Scottish environment: stringing the beads", Sustainable Development, 10: 179-186
  • Brady S & Jackson T (2003) "Waste recovery using Packaging Waste Recovery Notes: a cost-effective way of meeting targets?" Journal of Environmental Planning and Management,46(4): 605-619
  • Roberts P & Jackson T (2003) "Monitoring and measuring progress towards sustainable development: appropriate indicators and methods of implementation", Welsh Economic Review, 15(2): 41-47
  • Jackson T & Curry J (2004) "Community-based sustainability in an export-dependent natural resource economy: the British Columbian experiment to deliver sustainability in one province", Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 2(1), 39-59

Forthcoming:

  • Esson G, Reekie B, Jackson T (2004) "Objectives-led Strategic Environmental Assessment in Practice in a Scottish Local Authority: Sustainability Appraisal of the Perth and Kinross Structure Plan" Special Issue of European Environment ed Thomas Fischer on 'Progress Towards Meeting the Requirements of the European SEA Directive'

Research Reports

  • Jackson T (1996) Fife Labour Market Review 1994-95, Glenrothes, Scottish Enterprise Fife
  • Jackson T (1996) "Changes in the structure of employment in Tayside, 1980-93", in Edgar W M, Lloyd M G, Finlayson G (eds) Tayplus: Tay Annual Review 1, Dundee, The Tayside Regional Research Observatory, Geddes Centre for Planning Research, University of Dundee, 11-33
  • Jackson T (1997) "The Scottish labour market: key trends", in Edgar W M, Lloyd M G, Finlayson G (eds) Tayplus: Tay Annual Review 2, Dundee, The Tayside Regional Research Observatory, Geddes Centre for Planning Research, University of Dundee, 37-47
  • Jackson T (1998) 1996-97 Fife Labour Market Review Glenrothes, Scottish Enterprise Fife
  • Jackson T , Pollock A, Dixon T (1999) Final Report on Survey of Attitudes of Angus Burgh Town Centre Users and Businesses with Respect to CCTV, Dundee, Geddes Centre for Planning Research, University of Dundee, for Angus CCTV Management Group
  • Jackson T (1999) "Projected Annual Training Needs", Fife Labour Market Information Report, Glenrothes, Fife Labour Market Information Partnership, 1: 8-9
  • Jackson T (1999) "Projected Participation By Young People in Full Time Post-Compulsory Education", Fife Labour Market Information Report, Glenrothes, Fife Labour Market Information Partnership, 2: 9-10
  • Jackson T (1999) The Fife Economy: Analysis of Economic Forecasts and Other Economic Data, Glenrothes, Scottish Enterprise Fife
  • Jackson T & Roberts P (2000) A Review of Indicators of Sustainable Development: A Report for Scottish Enterprise Tayside, Dundee, Scottish Enterprise Tayside
  • Jackson T (2000) Fife Labour Market Review 1999, Glenrothes, Fife Labour Market Information Partnership
  • Jackson T (2000) The Planning and Development Research Implications of the Royal and Ancient Golf Course Advisory Panel Conference "On Course For Change", held in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, on 3rd-4th February, 2000, St. Andrews, World Scientific Congress of Golf Trust
  • Jackson T (2000) "New Scottish labour market indicators of employment", Fife Labour Market Information Report, Glenrothes, Fife Labour Market Information Partnership, 5: 12-14
  • Jackson T (2000) "Results from the public sector Fife LMI Survey", Glenrothes, Fife Labour Market Information Report, Glenrothes, Fife Labour Market Information Partnership, 7: 14-17
  • Jackson T (2001) The Fife Annual Labour Market Review for 2000 Glenrothes, Fife Labour Market Information Partnership
  • Jackson T (2001) "The returns to learning", Fife Labour Market Information Monitor, Glenrothes, Fife Labour Market Information Partnership, 8: 12-14
  • Jackson T (2003) "Old Codgers and New Golf Courses: EIA in St. Andrews", Impact Assessment Research Unit (IARU) Occasional Report Series, Department of Planning, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Professional Journals

  • Jackson T & Roberts P (1999) "Incorporating the environment into European Regional Programmes - evolution, progress and prospects", Town and Country Planning, 68(3): 85-88
  • Jackson T & Roberts P (2000) "Environmental taxation: a new planning and management tool for local and regional government", Town and Country Planning, 69(3): 83-85
  • Jackson T (2000) "Performance indicators for delivering sustainability in Development Agencies: the case of Scottish Enterprise", Economic Development, 69: 11-13
  • Jackson T (2001) "Our Countryside: The Future - A Fair Deal For Rural England: Review of the English Rural White Paper", Economic Development, 71: 6-7
  • Roberts P, Llanwarne A, Jackson T (2000) "Delivering sustainable development - a framework for setting targets and monitoring outcomes", Town and Country Planning,70(4): 116-119
  • Jackson T (2001) "Sustainability appraisal: all at SEA?", Local Work, 37, December, Manchester, Centre for Local Economic Strategies
  • Jackson T (2002) "Scottish environmental beads in search of string", The Environmentalist,12: 20-21
  • Jackson T (2002) "Devolution for England - a Celtic perspective", Economic Development,77: 8-9
  • Jackson T (2003) "Micro-businesses, marketing and culture: economic development on the Isle of Skye", Economic Development, 79: 7
  • Jackson T (2003) "Tinkering Around The Edges (A decade of liberalised planning in New Zealand)", New Start, 5(216): 14, 26 September
  • Jackson T (2003) "Sex, The Globe and the Flexible Touch Down Under", Economic Development, 80: 15
  • Jackson T (2003) "Applying strategic environmental assessment to development plans", The Scottish Planner, 96, 7
  • Jackson T (2004) "New Zealand Strategic Development Partnerships", Journal of Economic Development, 81, 10-11
  • Jackson T (2004) "Correct At Last! The Real UK Regional Disparities since 1995", Journal of Economic Development, 81, 9

Forthcoming:

  • Jackson T & Brady S (2004) "Will the waste packaging regulations deliver the goods?" The Environmentalist

Conference Papers

  • Jackson T & Roberts P (1996) "Greening the Fife economy: ecological modernisation as a pathway for local economic development", Environment and Strategic Planning Section of 2nd Joint International Congress of ACSP and AESOP, Toronto, 24-28 July
  • Jackson T (1996) "Measuring the impact of discretionary development agency assistance on local economies: a critique of recent Scottish Enterprise initiatives", Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section) 27th Annual Conference, Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 23-25 September
  • Jackson T & Roberts P (1997) "Environmental activities within the Structural Fund Programmes: the case of the East of Scotland", Regional Studies Association European Urban and Regional Research Network "Regional Frontiers" Conference, Frankfurt-an-der-Oder, European Universität Viadrina, 20-23 September
  • Illsley B & Jackson T (1997) "The third sector and local economic development in a peripheral Scottish City: the case of Dundee", Regional Studies Association 1997 Annual Conference "Community economic development: linking the grassroots to regional economic development", London, 21 November
  • Jackson T (1998) "Tax varying powers", Regional Studies Association Scottish Branch Conference 'Governing Scotland: Problems and Prospects - the Economic Impact of the Scottish Parliament', City Chambers, Edinburgh 27 February
  • Jackson T, Pollock A, Dixon T (1998) "Using CCTV in promoting rural regeneration: the Angus Burghs CCTV project", Building the Social Economy: Beyond the Millennium, Regional Studies Association Seminar, Leeds, 16 June
  • Roberts P & Jackson T (1998) "Integrating environment into regional development plans and programmes: a new agenda beyond 1999", Eighth Annual European Environment Conference, London, 13 September
  • Jackson T (1999) "The impact of the Scottish Crop Research Institute on the Tayside economy", Economic and Social Research Council Urban and Regional Economics Seminar Group, Carlisle, University of Northumbria at Carlisle, 6-8 January
  • Roberts P & Jackson T (1999) "Combining the economic and environmental aspects of European Union policies for regional and spatial development: an ecological modernisation agenda", Regional Studies Association International Conference 'Regional Potentials in an Integrating Europe', Bilbao, 18-21 September
  • Jackson T (2000) "Major sporting and leisure investments in the 'contested countryside': golf tourism and sustainable rural development in Scotland", Tourism and the Environment 2000 European Conference: Sustainability, Tourism and the Environment, Dublin, University College Dublin, 7-8 September
  • Roberts P, Llanwarne A, Jackson T (2000) "Indicators of sustainable development: concepts, applications and implementation", Is the Future Sustainable: The Holistic Approach to Regeneration Institution of Economic Development National Economic Development Conference, Manchester, 4-5 October
  • Jackson T (2001) "Sustainability Appraisal of Regional Development Assistance in Remote Rural Economies: The Case of the Scottish Highlands and Islands", Sustainability Appraisal in Northern Climes Symposium, Prince George, University of Northern British Columbia, 22 October
  • Jackson T (2002) "Resentment and rapprochement: land use planning and resource management in northwest Canada", Planning Research Conference, Dundee, University of Dundee, 8-10 April
  • Brady S & Jackson T (2002) "Waste recovery using Packaging Waste Recovery Notes: a cost-effective way of meeting targets?", Institute of Wastes Management Annual Conference, Torbay, 18-21 June
  • Jackson T & Curry J (2002) "Coercive and consensual resource planning: some lessons from British Columbia", The Geddes Centre for Planning Research Symposium on Sustainable Resource Management, Dundee, University of Dundee, 8 July
  • Jackson T & Curry J (2002) "Community-based Sustainability in an Export Dependent Natural Resource Economy: the British Columbian Experiment to Deliver 'Sustainability in One Province'", Transatlantic Studies Conference, Dundee, University of Dundee, 8-11 July
  • Jackson T (2002) "Appraising golf developments in the era of 'contested countrysides'", World Scientific Congress of Golf, St. Andrews, University of St. Andrews, 22-27 July
  • Jackson T & Curry J (2003) "Splendor Sine Occasa (Splendour Without Diminishment): the British Columbian experiment in sustainability", The 2003 International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Nottingham, University of Nottingham, 24-25 March

Forthcoming:

  • Jackson T & Dixon J (2004) "The New Zealand Resource Management Act: an exercise in delivering sustainable development through an ecological modernisation agenda", Planning & Development Research Conference: People and Place - Common Problems, Shared Solutions, Aberdeen, University of Aberdeen, 31 March-2 April
  • Jackson T & Dixon J (2004) "Promoting sustainable development through planning in Scotland and New Zealand: alternative systems of strategic environmental assessment for delivering sustainable resource management outcomes", International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Conference, Vancouver, 26-29 April
  • Dixon J & Jackson T (2004) "Bridging the Gap: the role of cumulative effects assessment in strategic environmental assessment and planning", International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Conference, Vancouver, 26-29 April
  • Curry J & Jackson T (2004) "Implementing sustainable strategies for rural land use planning and resource management of publicly owned assets: an analysis of environmental assessment systems being developed by the British Columbia Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management", International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Conference, Vancouver, 26-29 April
  • Jackson T & Curry J (2004) "Ecological Modernisation on both sides of the Atlantic: strategic environmental assessment in British Columbia and Scotland", Transatlantic Studies Conference, Dundee, University of Dundee, 12-15 July
  • Jackson T (2004) "Industrial ecology and industrial clusters: lessons from Scotland", International Geographical Congress Industrial Ecology Track, Glasgow, University of Glasgow, 17-21 August