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Leo Dobes

Honorary Associate Professor, Crawford Faculty


  • BA (Hons) University of Melbourne,
  • MA University of Melbourne,
  • DPhil University of Oxford

Contact details

Phone: 02 6125 2557

Room: Stanner 1.15


  • Australian diplomatic service (Department of Foreign Affairs)
  • Office of National Assessments
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of Transport and Communications (telecommunications reform)
  • Bureau of Transport Economics
  • Ernst & Young
  • Department of Transport and Regional Services
  • College of Experts member, Australian Research Council, 2006 - 2008

Current projects

  • Financing adaptation to climate-induced retreat from coastal inundation and erosion (with Bruce Chapman)
  • Monograph on Cost-Benefit Analysis in the Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions (ANZSOG research grant)
  • Costs and benefits of standardising Australia’s railway gauges 1900 to 1950

Other associations

  • President, Economic Society of the ACT 2012.
  • Chair, Canberra section of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, 2008-09.
  • Treasurer, Oxford Society, ACT Branch, 2007-2011.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Canberra.

Research interests

  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Government procurement


  • Cost-benefit analysis IDEC 8088 , Crawford School

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