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Jeff Bennett

Emeritus Professor, Arndt Corden Department of Economics



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Jeff Bennett is Emeritus Professor in the Arndt Corden Department of Economics in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He has over 40 years’ experience as a teacher, researcher and consultant in the fields of Environmental Economics, Resource Economics and Agricultural Economics. He is a distinguished fellow and former president of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a director of the Mont Pelerin Society, on the Academic Advisory Boards of the Centre for Independent Studies and the Menzies Research Centre and a member of the editorial boards of the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Australian Journal of Environmental Management. Jeff is also Principal of the consulting group Environmental & Resource Economics. His current research interests focus on non-market environmental valuation and the role of the private sector in environmental management.

Current PhD students

  • Chi Hoong Leong
  • Xiong Tsechalicha
  • Enkh-Orchlon Lkhagvadorj

Graduated PhD students

  • Julia Talbot-Jones
  • Robert Gillespie
  • Gabriela Scheufele
  • Albert Offei-Mensah
  • Ben McNair
  • Kasia Mazur
  • Helen Scarborough
  • Luca Tacconi
  • John Rolfe
  • Mark Morrison
  • Marit Kragt
  • Mia Amalia
  • Tuan Huybers
  • Sonia Akter
  • Stuart Whitten
  • Simad Saeed
  • Xuehong Wang
  • Andy Choi
  • Sophie Legras
  • Thang Nam Do
  • Jeremy Martin-Cheesman
  • Anthea Coggan

Research interests

For information about Professor Bennett’s research projects, and to download selected reports, visit his Research Projects Page. For details of Professor Bennett’s activities in the Environmental Econonomics Research Hub, visit the hub’s homepage.

Jeff Bennett’s book “Little Green Lies: An exposé of twelve environmental myths” is now available. Hear Jeff Bennett speak on the topic of “Little Green Lies”.

Details of Prof Bennett’s ACIAR-funded project on Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes in Lao PDR can be found at:


  • Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics (EMDV8078 / ENVS2007)
  • Methods for Environmental Decision Making (EMDV8002)

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