Prof Emeritus Jeff Bennett

B Ag Ec (UNE), PhD (ANU)
Emeritus Professor
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Conceptual Modelling 080603
  • Environmental Rehabilitation (Excl. Bioremediation) 050207
  • Conservation And Biodiversity 050202
  • Urban And Regional Economics 140218
  • Heritage And Cultural Conservation 210202
  • Public Policy 160510
  • Agricultural Economics 140201
  • Tourism Management 150603
  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Public Administration 160509
  • Environmental Management 050205
  • Agricultural Land Management 070101
  • Tourism Economics 140216
  • Impacts Of Tourism 150601
  • Wildlife And Habitat Management 050211
  • Applied Economics 1402


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.

Researcher's projects

PES schemes in Lao PDR:






Current student projects

Current PhD students

  • Xiong Tsechalicha
  • Duinkherjav Bukhbat
  • Enkh-Orchlon Lkhagvadorj

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



Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  06 December 2020 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers