Ben White

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M089), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Graduated in agriculture from London University in 1981 followed by a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1989 . I held positions at Newcastle University for 20 years first as a lecture and, in 1999, as a senior lecturer. Took up a position at UWA in 2001 as a senior lecturer. From 2007 to 2013 I was Head of the School of Agriculture and Resource Economics. My current position is as an Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture and Environment. 

Teaching overview

ECON1120 Enviromental Economics 1
Analysis for Environmental Management


Research interests are in environmental and agricultural economics with a particular interest in environmental contracts and incentives for farmers to provide environmental public goods. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research expertise keywords

  • Biosecurity economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental policy
  • Household economics
  • Natural resource economics and management
  • Risk management


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