Ben White

Associate Professor, BSc(Agric) Lond., PhD Newcastle(UK)

  • The University of Western Australia (M089), 35 Stirling Highway, Room G022B, Agriculture North West Wing, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Graduated in agriculture from London University in 1981 followed by a PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1989. I held lecturing positions at Newcastle University for 20 years first as a lecture and in 1999 as a senior lecturer. Moving to UWA in 2001 to a senior lectureship and in 2007 became Head of School.

Funding overview

Dr BenWhite 2006, 'Agricultural Land Retirement as an Environmental Policy', LAND & WATER AUSTRALIA, Funds Applied For: $81,413.00, Funds Approved: $81,413.00. RFCD:

Dr Ben White 2006, 'A Bioeconimic Analysis of the Duration of Conservation Contracts', LAND & WATER AUSTRALIA, Funds Applied For: $81,413.00, Funds Approved: $81,413.00. RFCD:

Dr Ben White, Adjp Robert G Chambers 2005, 'DP0557837 - Designing Better Landowner Contracts to Protect Australia's Environment', AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL: DISCOVERY PROJECTS, Funds Applied For: $69,757.00, Funds Approved: $69,757.00. RFCD:

Dr Ben White 2004, 'Measuring Farm Revenue Risk.', UWA RESEARCH GRANTS SCHEME, Funds Applied For: $11,500.00, Funds Approved: $7,000.00. RFCD:

Current projects

Opportunities for Postgrads and Honours Students: I am interested in supervising students in agricultural economics and environmental economics. With a particular interest in environmental incentive programs and environmental conservation contracts.

Teaching overview

1st Semester 2011 - ECON1120 Enviromental Economics 1
1st Semester 2011 - Analysis for Natural Resource 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.

Research expertise keywords

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


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