Professor Jeffrey Bennett

B Ag Ec (UNE), PhD (ANU)
Emeritus Professor
ANU College of Asia and 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 also a member of the Academic Advisory Councils of the Centre for Independent Studies and the Menzies Research Centre. Jeff 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

  • Chi Hoong Leong
  • Xiong Tsechalicha
  • Duinkherjav Bukhbat
  • Enkh-Orchlon Lkhagvadorj

Past student projects

Graduated PhD candidates

  • Julia Talbot-Jones
  • 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:  14 November 2019 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers