Welcome to the website of the Economics and Environment
Network (EEN) at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. It was established in 2002 by the Centre for Resource and
Environmental Studies (CRES), now part of the Fenner School of Environment and Society,
to promote collaboration, integration, innovation, learning and research in environmental, ecological
and resource economics at ANU and more generally in Australia.
As a network, we have no view on different
schools of thought or types of specialisation, and our members approach
their work in many different ways.
Our only unifying philosophy is that a sound understanding of economic
principles can often help, and is sometimes crucial, in achieving
more effective protection and management of our environment and
Our members include academic staff and Ph.D students working in
many different parts of Australia. Together we form the largest
group of researchers in ecological, natural resource and environmental
economics in the southern hemisphere.
EEN provided the foundation for the Environmental Economics Research Hub (EERH),
located in the then Crawford School of Economics and Government (now Crawford School of Public Policy) during 2007-11, and funded by the Australian Government's Commonwealth Environment Fesearch Facilities (CERF).
EERH's successes resulted in the development of the current Economics and Environment Network, which comprises three integrated centres:
the Australian Centre for Biosecurity and Environmental Economics (AC BEE),
the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy (CCEP), and the
Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy (CWEEP).