March 2011


28 February 2011

Environment and Economics 2011, 29-31 March: three one-day conferences at the Crawford School of Economics and Management, respectively on Frontiers in the Economics of Biosecurity and Environmental Economics, Emerging Policy Issues in Water, and Australia's Climate Policy Options.


27 October 2010

The Centre for Climate Economics and Policy (CCEP) was launched.


July 2010

EEN Symposium, 22-24 November 2010 - sponsored by the Environmental Economics Research Hub.


August 2009

Summer Research Scholarship project on "The effect of climate damage on capital depreciation, and hence economic growth"

Click here for details. Closing Date: 31 August 2009.

January 2009

Postdoctoral Fellowship on economics of climate change adaptation

Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
The Australian National University, Canberra

We are looking for an early career researcher to work on the economics and policy of climate change adaptation, applied to issues relevant in Australia. The position is part of the Environmental Economics Research Hub, which supports integrated economic research that provides immediate and continuing policy impacts.

The research could be on any aspect relevant to economics and policy for climate change adaptation, for example public investment in climate change resilient infrastructure, the respective role of markets and regulation in facilitating adaptation, interaction between new climate related policies and existing policies, and Australiaís engagement with the region on adaptation. Both theoretical and applied research is welcome.

A well-defined research agenda to enable research outputs within a short timeframe is essential.

The successful applicant will engage in dialogue with staff at relevant government departments and agencies, to inform the research and broaden the dissemination of findings.

Location: Canberra/ACT
Term: Fixed Term of 1 year
Grade: Level A
Salary Package: A$51,182 - A$68,413 pa plus 17% superannuation
Closing Date: 13 February 2009

September 2007

Research fellowship on the Economics of Greenhouse Gas Control

A research academic, with a PhD in economics or equivalent, is sought for 2-3 years for a project on the economics of controlling greenhouse emissions, especially CO2 from fossil fuel burning, at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, Canberra. This project is part of our new Environmental Economics Research Hub (see June 2007 item below). Specific research topics could include emission pricing, including avoiding carbon leakage; developing and adopting new low-emission technologies; and lowering consumer barriers to energy efficiency. An important part of the project will be consulting policymakers and communicating results to them, particularly through short courses and workshops. Click here for the full advertisement. Closing Date: Tuesday 2 October 2007.

July 2007

PhD scholarship available in Environmental Values and Valuation over Time

Applications are called from suitably qualified persons to undertake doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof Jeff Bennett at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. The focus of the PhD studies to be undertaken is 'Environmental Values and Valuation over Time'. (see: A generous scholarship plus research costs for the successful applicant are available through the Environmental Economics Research Hub. (see:

Enquiries: Prof Jeff Bennett w: +61 2 61250154, m: +61 4 19232250, e: Closing date: 1 August 2007


June 2007

ANU's Environmental Economics Research Hub

The goal of the Environmental Economics Research Hub, formed in mid-2007, is to address Australiaís major environmental management challenges with integrated economic research that provides immediate and continuing policy impacts. It brings together leading environmental economists, scientists, educators and policy makers to face the challenges of sustainable water use, soil loss and salinity, biodiversity loss and adaptation to climate change. The Hubís integrated research, modelling and capacity-building encompasses the establishment of markets to achieve environmental goals, environmental valuation and the assessment and development of government intervention in environmental management. It will provide end users with the tools, understanding and framework to promote environmental sustainability in Australia.

The Environmental Economics Research Hub includes 14 projects at 5 Australian universities, and is based at the ANU's Crawford School of Economics and Government under the direction of Professor Jeff Bennett. Funding for the Hub is provided by the Australian Government Department of Environment and Water Resources under the Commonwealth Environment Research Facility (CERF).


August 2006

Spring 2006 EEN Seminar Series



March 2006

Autumn 2006 EEN Seminar Series



October 2005

Environmental/resource economist job at ANU

Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government

Vacancy for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental/Resource Economics and Applied Econometrics

Full details here

Closing Date: 16 December 2005


May 2005

2005 2nd National Workshop of the Economics and Environment Network



May 2005

Master's degree in Environmental and Resource Economics

The ANU will be offering a Masterís degree (MSc) in Environmental and Resource Economics degree, beginning in February 2006. This will be the first Masterís in Australia specialising in environmental, resource and ecological economics.

The degree can be completed in one year full-time, or up to four years part-time. It features 6 compulsory courses (microeconomics, applied econometrics, environmental economics, resource economics, non-market valuation, and sustainability & ecological economics) plus an elective from a wide range of economics and environmental courses and a research essay. The degree also provides the training required by graduates who wish to gain a PhD in the area of environmental, resource and ecological economics.

Most teaching and supervision will be by permanent, senior academic staff. Foreign student fees for 2006 have yet to be finalised, but the current, one-year, full-time fee for similar Masters degrees is A$21,600 (about 13,500 euros, 16,500 USD, 9,000 GBP, or 1.75m JPY).



9 August 2004

PhD Scholarship at ANU in the Modelling of Sustainable Marine Fisheries

A 3-year Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) PhD scholarship in economics or in bioeconomic/environmental/complex systems modelling, funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), is available in early 2005, or sooner. Supervision will be by Professor R. Quentin Grafton at the ANU's Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government (APSEG), and Dr. John Kalish at the Bureau of Rural Sciences (BRS), the industry partner. Closing date: 5 November 2004. More

12 May 2004

Research Fellow or Post Doctoral Fellow post at ANU in Environmental/Resource Economics

The ANU's Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS) is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow or Post Doctoral Fellow to join its Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program, an interdisciplinary team of scholars working on resource management issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The successful candidate will be an environmental economist or resource economist who can demonstrate a capacity to work in interdisciplinary teams developing new research initiatives with a strong policy focus, and to combine applied research with the development of new theoretical perspectives in the discipline of economics. This will be a joint appointment between the Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program and the Economics Division of the School. Closing date: 18 June 2004. More

23 January 2004

New Book by Quentin Grafton

“This textbook provides a unique blend of global and local topics on environmental and natural resource economics as well as a comprehensive treatment of the techniques available in the field. The book should appeal to students who wish to have a comprehensive and high-level introduction to the
subject, and to economists interested in the recent advances in this field.”

Edward Barbier, University of Wyoming

“This is an excellent text from some of the best practitioners in the field. It is very clearly written and provides a good coverage of the major topics essential to a course in environmental and resource

Ian Bateman, University of East Anglia

“Rigorous but accessible, this book provides an excellent introduction to the literature on resource and environmental economics. For those interested in economics as the science of allocating scarce
resources, this is an ideal starting point.”

John Quiggin, University of Queensland

The Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources covers the essential topics students need to understand environmental and resource problems and their possible solutions. Its unique lecture format provides an in-depth exploration of discrete topics, ideal for upper-level undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral study. Each chapter depicts the key theoretical insights, major issues, and reallife problems that motivate the subject. In addition, the chapters feature practical applications and case studies, a list of annotated further reading, and extensive references. The book also includes an extensive glossary of key terms used in the chapters. The book’s broad treatment of the field includes discussions of general theoretical approaches, particular natural resources, the theory and practice of environmental valuation, and larger-scale environmental issues. This book challenges the reader through its rigorous coverage of these topics, while also provoking further exploration.


May 2003

2003 National Workshop of the Economics and Environment Network



5 December 2002

AARES Christmas Sundowner



11 October 2002

Official Launch of the Economics and Environment Network

Official speakers at the EEN launch (from left to right), Dr Quentin Grafton, Professor Bob Wasson, Professor Rod Tyers and Professor Ian Chubb

Professor Ian Chubb, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University launching EEN

Frank Jotzo, Ph.D student, presents a poster of his research at the EEN launch

Phil Pagan, Ph.D student, presents a poster of his research at the EEN launch


7 September 2002

Inaugural Seminar Series and Workshop

The programs for the first EEN seminar series and the first EEN workshop have been announced - see the seminars page for details.


10 May 2002

Liz Petersen

Liz Petersen recently left her postdoctoral position at the National Centre for Development Studies to take up a position as Resource Economist in the Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program (RMAP). RMAP is a program within the Research School for Pacific and Asian Studies at the ANU. In February, Liz was awarded the Young Professionals Exchange Travel Award at the 2002 Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES). The award is a joint prize between the AARES and the American Agricultural Economic Association (AAEA), who will sponsor her to present a paper titled "Economic policy, institutions and fisheries development in the Pacific" at the Annual Meeting of the AAEA in July this year.

Quentin Grafton's Latest Book

Quentin Grafton's latest book, A Dictionary of Environmental Economics, Science and Policy (co-authored with Linwood Pendleton and Harry Nelson), has just been published by Edward Elgar (to place an order go to Advance praise for the book includes:

"It provides concise definitions of a myriad of terms… And even more, it also provides a set of excellent primers for environmental economics itself and some related issues. It is an invaluable reference" Wallace E. Oates, University of Maryland

"Quentin Grafton and his colleagues offer a wide-ranging, ambitious, but highly successful guide to the ever-expanding terminology that any modern-day environmental researcher and reader needs" David Pearce, CSERGE, University College London

"This book is a very useful reference for professionals in natural resource and environmental management…" Robert Mendelsohn, Yale University.


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