Dan Packey




Head, Department of Mineral & Energy Economics (DMEE)

Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB)

Professor Packey is the Head of the Department of Mineral and Energy Economics and the Director of the Master of Science in Mineral and Energy Economics at Curtin University. Dr. Packey has worked for the International Copper Association, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oakridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. He has conducted educational/management training in Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, South Korea, and United States of America.

Dr. Packey’s research includes the profitable use of mine waste, rare earth markets, hydroelectric combined cycle generation, nontechnical risks in extractive industries and the optimization between mitigation and adaptation in climate change response strategies. Dan is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the International Association of Energy Economists and the Economic Society of Australia.

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Jul 5th 2016

Learn the theory behind running a mine and see if you've got what it takes to explore, plan, operate and close a mining operation. Mining underpins much of our technology and industries as well as modern society in general. A successful mine should be run efficiently and responsibly from exploration through to closure, with sound economic management every step of the way.

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