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.
22-24 November 2010 - sponsored by the Environmental Economics Research Hub.
Summer Research Scholarship project on "The effect of climate damage on capital depreciation,
and hence economic growth"
here for details. Closing Date: 31 August 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.
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
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.
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'.
A generous scholarship plus research costs for the successful applicant are available through the Environmental
Economics Research Hub.
Enquiries: Prof Jeff Bennett w: +61 2 61250154, m: +61 4 19232250, e: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 1 August 2007
ANU's Environmental Economics
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).
Spring 2006 EEN Seminar Series
Autumn 2006 EEN Seminar Series
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
2005 2nd National Workshop of the Economics and Environment Network
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.
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
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 books 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.
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 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
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 http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/index.html). Advance praise for the
"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
Mendelsohn, Yale University.