Jeff Bennett


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 Council of the Centre for Independent Studies and an elected member of the Mont Pelerin Society. From 2007 to 2011, Jeff was Director of the Environmental and Economics Research Hub.

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22 Nov 2012

This report assesses whether it would be socially desirable to provide enhanced post-cyclone emergency services in towns such as Cairns.

One means of addressing the issue is to estimate the net social benefit that would accrue to Cairns residents. Focus groups of residents identified...

Briefing paper

30 Nov 2011

The use of economic analysis in environmental and resource policy issues

A number of current policy debates in Australia revolve around natural resource and environmental management issues. In many cases these issues have come to public attention through the efforts of special interest groups....


30 Apr 2011

This paper investigates the value society attaches to changes in ecosystem resilience.

The concept of ecosystem resilience is being increasingly discussed as a driver of biodiversity values. It implies that marginal deteriorations in ecosystem conditions can abruptly result in non-marginal and irreversible changes in...


30 Mar 2011

This paper used mixed logit choice modelling to estimate the willingness to pay of households in Brisbane, Australia for kerbside waste collection services including kerbside recycling.

Waste policy in Australia has a strong focus on kerbside recycling. This has a range of costs and...


30 Mar 2011

This paperuses a dichotomous choice contingent valuation format with follow-up open-ended willingness to pay question to estimate the household willingness to pay for the introduction of a kerbside recycling scheme for kitchen waste.

Kerbside recycling in Australia has focused on paper, cardboard, plastics and...

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