Spencer (Yumeng) Tong has been worked in AIBE since 2018 and currently working on two projects. First, the CRC Northern Australia, Spencer is assisting in analysing import, export and production data of fruit industry in Australia. Spencer is professionalised in conducting trend analysis and visualising data with a variety of software, such as MS Excel, Tableau and RStudio.

Second, the Large Renewable Project, Spencer has been involved in measuring the economic, social and ecological impact of UQ’s forthcoming 100% renewable energy supply-The Warwick Solar Farm. The final outcome of the project will include a systematic literature review of renewable energy supply, which links further analysis and research utilising multi-regional model with Queensland Input-Output Data.

Research interests

  • Economic and financial modelling in rural development
  • Economic analysis and policy guidance in renewable energy supply
  • Econometric analysis and business modelling
  • Behaviour economics and impact.


2017-2018, Dean’s Honor Roll for top 10% students in BEL faculty