BAgEc(Hons1) (UNE), PhD (ANU)

Jeff Bennett is Emeritus Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. He has over forty 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 Bennet is a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society and was President of that Society in 2002. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Centre for Independent Studies and a Director of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Emeritus Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society DFAARES

Zhou, J., M. Yuan, C. Xie. X. Wang, J. Bennett, Y. Wang and W. Peng

(2014). Non-Market Values of the Environmental Benefits of

the Ecological Restoration Program, Forestry Economics, 10:


Mwebaze, P. and J. Bennett (2015). Valuing access to biological collections

with contingent valuation and cost–benefit analysis. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 4(3): 238-258.

Gillespie, R and J. Bennett (2015). Challenges in including BCA in planning

approval processes: Coal mine projects in New South Wales, Australia, Journal of Benefit Cost Analysis, 6(2): 341-368.

Bennett, J., J. Cheesman, R. Blamey and M. Kragt (2016). Estimating the

non-market benefits of environmental flows in the

Hawkesbury-Nepean River, Journal of Environmental

Economics and Policy, 5(2): 236-248.

Bennett, J. B. McNair and J. Cheesman (2016). Community Preferences for

Recycled Water in Sydney, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 23(1): 51-66.

Bennett, J and A. Randall (2016). Antipodean agricultural and resource

economics at 60: environmental economics, Australian

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 60(4):


Scheufele, G. and J. Bennett (2017). Can payments for ecosystem services

schemes mimic markets, Ecosystem Services, 23: 30–37

Johnston, R., K. Boyle, W. Adamowicz, J. Bennett, R. Brouwer, T.

Cameron, W. Hanemann, N. Hanley, M. Ryan, R. Scarpa, R. Tourangeau and C. Vossler (2017). Contemporary Guidance for Stated Preference Studies, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economist

Bennett, J. (2015) (ed). Protecting the Environment: Privately, World Scientific Press, Singapore.

Bennett, J (2012), Coase Rules OK: Exploring prospects for private sector environmental protection, in Economic Record

Bennett, J and Scheufele, G (2012), Valuing ecosystem resilience, in Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy

Bennett, J and Akter, S (2012), Household perceptions of climate change and preferences for mitigation action: the case of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme in Australia, in Climatic Change

Bennett J and Kragt, M (2012), Attribute Framing in Choice Experiments: How Do Attribute Level Descriptions Affect Value Estimates?, in Environmental and Resource Economics, 51: 43-59

Bennett J (2011), The International Handbook on Non-Market Environmental Valuation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar