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Jeff Bennett

Professor of Environmental Management



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Current PhD students

  • Julia Talbot-Jones

Graduated PhD students

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

Current Research projects

Professor Jeff Bennett is involved in a number of research projects that focus on environmental management issues both in Australia and internationally. The research project titles are listed below. To access research project outlines and downloadable research reports, click on the title of interest.

Research interests

Professor Bennett has over 30 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. Jeff was also President of that Society in 2002. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Councils of the Centre for Independent Studies and the Menzies research Centre. In 2014 he was elected to the Board of the Mont Pelerin Society. From 2007 to 2011, Jeff was Director of the Environmental and Economics Research Hub.

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

Jeff Bennett’s book “Little Green Lies: An exposé of twelve environmental myths” is now available. Hear Jeff Bennett speak on the topic of “Little Green Lies”.

Details of Prof Bennett’s ACIAR-funded project on Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes in Lao PDR can be found at:


  • Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics (EMDV8078 / ENVS2007)
  • Methods for Environmental Decision Making (EMDV8002)

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