Dr Leo Dobes

BA (Hons), MA (Melb Uni), DPhil (Oxon)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy
College of Business& Economics
T: 0417 462 153

Research interests

cost-benefit analysis

economics of adaptation to climate change

history of rail gauge unification

economics of waste management

costs and benefits of environentally friendly farm dams and shelter belts


  • 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
  • Chair, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Canberra, 2007-09)
  • President Economic Society of the ACT (2012)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Australian National University


Researcher's projects

  • Cost Benefit Analysis of farm dams and shelter belts on Sustainable Farms
  • economics of waste management
  • Costs and benefits of standardising Australia’s railway gauges 1900 to 1950


Projects and Grants

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