Jeff Bennett

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Professor Bennett has over 40 years experience researching, consulting and teaching in the fields of Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics and Applied Micro-Economics. His current research interests focus on:

  • the development and application of techniques to estimate the value of non-marketed environmental benefits and costs, and,
  • the analysis of alternative institutional structures that give private owners/managers of natural resources the incentive to provide environmental benefits.

Professor Bennett is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. He is  member of the NSW Government's Biodiversity Conservation Advisory Panel and the Food Standars Australia and New Zealand Social and Economic Advisory Group. Jeff is a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Centre for Independent Studies and he serves as a member of the Board of the Mont Pelerin Society.

For information about Professor Bennett's research projects, and to download selected reports, visit . For details of Professor Bennett's activities in the Environmental Econonomics Research Hub, visit the hub's homepage.

Current student projects

Current PhD students

  • Xiong Tsechalicha
  • Duinkherjav Bukhbat
  • Enkh-Orchlon Lkhagvadorj


B Ag Ec (UNE), PhD (ANU)

Past student projects

Graduated PhD candidates

  • Julia Talbot-Jones
  • Chi Hoong Leong
  • Albert Offei-Mensah
  • Helen Scarborough
  • Luca Tacconi
  • John Rolfe
  • Mark Morrison
  • Tuan Huybers
  • Stuart Whitten
  • Simad Saeed
  • Xuehong Wang
  • Andy Choi
  • Sophie Legras
  • Thang Nam Do
  • Mia Amelia
  • Sonia Akter
  • Marit Kragt
  • Jeremy Martin-Cheesman
  • Kasia Mazur
  • Ben McNair
  • Gabriela Scheufele
  • Anthea Coggan
  • Robert Gillespie


Researcher's projects

PES schemes in Lao PDR:






Expertise Areas

  • Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management
  • Agricultural Land Management
  • Conceptual Modelling
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Environment and Resource Economics
  • Tourism Economics
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Impacts of Tourism
  • Tourism Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Heritage and Cultural Conservation


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