Jacob Hawkins


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Personal profile


While I concentrated in plant ecology for my undergraduate degree, as a graduate student at the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management I focused on environmental regulation and economics. I spent 11 years in the private sector with an environmental consulting firm writing environmental impact analyses for over 60 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents and over 20 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for large-scale water, electricity, pipeline, and other infrastructure projects. Afterward, I finished PhD in the University of Western Australia’s School of Agricultural and Resource Economics and worked as a researcher for the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy before becoming a lecturer in the School of Agriculture and Environment.

Previous positions

Planner, Aspen Environmental Group, California, US, 2001-2012
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, US, 1999-2001
Research Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, US, 1999-2001

Teaching overview

ECON1120, Environmental Economics
SCIE1104, Science, Society, and Data Analysis
AGRI4402, Agribusiness
ENVT2250, Ecology (Lab Demonstrator)


Chinese dietary change
Agriculture-related greenhouse gas emissions
Non-market valuation of bushfires and natural hazards
Economic costs of conservation measures and offsets for endangered and threatened species

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Research Output 2015 2019

Open Access
available information

Valuing non-market economic impacts from natural hazards

Rogers, A. A., Dempster, F. L., Hawkins, J. I., Johnston, R. J., Boxall, P. C., Rolfe, J., Kragt, M. E., Burton, M. P. & Pannell, D. J., 22 Aug 2019, In : Natural Hazards.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
natural hazard
economic impact

Achieving Food Security in China: The Challenges Ahead

Hawkins, J., Jul 2018, In : Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 62, 3, p. 503-505 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

7 Citations (Scopus)
greenhouse gas emissions

China’s changing diet and its impacts on greenhouse gas emissions

Hawkins, J. I., 2017, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

greenhouse gas
input-output analysis

Projects 2018 2019