Associate Professor Neil Perry

Neil_PerryNeil is an Associate Professor in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. He specialises in progressive economics approaches to environmental economics and policy and in ecological economics, an interdisciplinary field of research emphasising the interdependence of economic and ecological values. His research on the economics of biodiversity conservation, policy to combat climate change, and the governance underlying the commercial kangaroo industry is published in Ecological Economics, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and Wildlife Research.

Neil’s applied research involves the use of cost benefit analysis and other economic analysis tools to promote sustainability and environmental and social values.

He has completed research grants with local Councils, social housing providers and environmental organisations, and has three current research grants including an ARC Linkage grant on articulating value in cooperative housing.


  • PhD, 2006, La Trobe University.
  • Master of Commerce (Economics with Honours), 1995, University of Melbourne.
  • Graduate Diploma in Advanced Economics, 1994, La Trobe University.
  • Bachelor of Business (Finance & Economics /Accounting), 1993, University of Technology, Sydney

Research Focus

  • Environmental and natural resource economics
  • Ecological economics
  • Sustainability
  • Housing
  • Regional economic development
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Economic and program evaluation

Selected Publications

Crabtree, L, McNeill, J, Perry, N & Grimstad, S 2019, ‘Impediments and opportunities for growing the cooperative housing sector: an Australian case study’, International Journal of Housing Policy, DOI 10.1080/19491247.2019.1658916.

Perry, N & Shankar, S 2017, ‘The state-contingent approach to the Noah’s Ark problem’, Ecological Economics, vol. 134, pp. 65–72.

Boronyak-Vasco, L & Perry, N 2015, ‘Using tradeable permits to improve efficiency, equity and animal protection in the commercial kangaroo harvest’, Ecological Economics, vol. 114, pp. 159-167.

Perry, N & Primrose, D 2015, ‘Heterodox economics and the biodiversity crisis,’ Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 75, pp. 11-31.

Perry, N 2013. “Environmental economics and policy,” in GC Harcourt & P Kriesler (eds), The Oxford handbook of post-Keynesian economics: volume 2: critiques and methodology, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 391-411.

Perry, N 2013, ‘The precautionary principle, uncertainty, and the Noah’s Ark problem’, Wildlife Research, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 117-125.

Perry, N, Rosewarne, S & White, G 2013, ‘Australia’s clean energy future policy: taxing carbon and the illusion of the equity objective,’ Ecological Economics, vol. 90, pp. 104-113.

Perry, N 2012, ‘A post-Keynesian perspective on industry assistance and Australia’s carbon pricing policy’, Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 47-66.

Perry, N 2010, ‘The ecological importance of species and the Noah’s Ark problem’, Ecological Economics, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 478-485.

Perry, N 1999, ‘Biodiversity preservation’, Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 238-239.

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