David Pannell

Professor, BSc(Agric) BEc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway, Room G004, Agriculture North West Wing, Crawley campus

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


David Pannell is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia; Director, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy; ARC Federation Fellow (2007-2012); Distinguished Fellow and past president of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia; and a Director of Natural Decisions Pty Ltd. He was a Director on the Board of Land and Water Australia 2002-05. His research includes the economics of land and water conservation; environmental policy; farmer adoption of new practices; risk; and economics of farming systems. His research has been published in seven books and 200 journal articles and book chapters, and has been recognised with awards from the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK, including the 2009 ARC Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. He collaborates with a wide variety of environmental and natural resource management organisations to help them improve their planning and prioritisation.

Roles and responsibilities

Co-Director, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy


Environmental, resource and agricultural economics
Management of natural resources and the environment
Environmental policy
Adoption and diffusion of innovations
Bioeconomic modelling
Risk and uncertainty
Evaluation and prioritisation of research
Mathematical programming techniques
Economics of interated weed management
Dryland salinity

Current projects

Teaching overview

Environmental Economics 1 (ECON1120)
International Agriculture: Research and Development (AGRI5545)
International Fieldwork in Agribusiness (AGRI2299)

External positions

Director, Natural Decisions Pty Ltd

1 Jul 2013 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental policy
  • Natural resource economics
  • Natural resource management
  • Ecological economics
  • Adoption of agricultural innovations
  • Bioeconomic modelling
  • Economics of threatened species management
  • Economics of bushfires and natural hazards
  • Dryland salinity economics and policy
  • Risk management
  • Sustainable farming systems
  • Farming system economics
  • Economics of weed management
  • Agricultural economics


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