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Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy

Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy

Research questions

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The centre is addressing the following questions:

  • How should the funds of the environmental program be targeted to achieve the greatest environmental benefit?
  • How should economic policy instruments be designed and implemented to achieve the greatest benefits?
  • What are the trade-offs between economic outcomes and environmental outcomes at the catchment scale?
  • How large (in economic terms) are the off-site/downstream economic impacts from particular land management practices?
  • How would land and water management need to be adjusted in a catchment to achieve particular environmental targets at least cost?
  • Is a particular program or intervention worthwhile?
  • Which policy tool is most appropriate in a particular case?
  • How do new land-use options that are intended to be environmentally friendly best fit into the farming system?
  • What features of new farming practices are the main drivers of their farm-level economics?
  • What is the relative importance of decisions by policy makers and catchment managers about (a) the choice of environmental assets to protect, (b) the choice of policy mechanisms to be used to protect them, and (c) specific mechanism design?
  • In what ways, and to what extent, do policies influence landholder behaviour?
  • How does the design of a policy program influences the behaviour of environmental management organisations?
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