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About

David Pannell is Professor, Head of School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia; Director, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy; ARC Federation Fellow (2007-12); Distinguished Fellow and past president of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society; and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. His research includes the economics of land and water conservation; environmental policy; farmer adoption of conservation practices; risk; and economics of farming systems. He is author of 200 journal articles and book chapters, with awards for research in the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK, including the 2009 Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Research.

Project leadership

The project tackles from an economic perspective issues relating to non-financial benefit estimation, risk analysis, and development of decision making frameworks that would help deliver value for money from public investments in natural hazard management.
This project was commissioned and funded entirely by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria.
Research team:

Supervisory roles

Project Student
Economic analysis of prescribed burning Veronique Florec
Year Type Citation
2016 Report Pannell, D. J. et al. Economics of natural hazards: Annual project report 2015-2016. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Florec, V., Pannell, D. J., Burton, M., Kelso, J. & Milne, G. Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south west of Western Australia. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Chalak, M., Florec, V., Hailu, A., Gibson, F. L. & Pannell, D. J. Integrated economic assessment of flood management options for Adelaide. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Gibson, F. L., Pannell, D. J., Rogers, A., Kragt, M. & Hailu, A. Non-market valuation in the economic analysis of natural hazards. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2015 Report Pannell, D. J., Hailu, A., Gibson, F. L. & Florec, V. Economics of natural hazards: Annual project report 2014-2015. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2015).
2015 Report Pannell, D. J. Economics of natural hazards annual project report 2014. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2015).
2014 Report Pannell, D. J. & Gibson, F. L. Integrated economic assessment of fire risk management strategies: Case studies in Central Otago, New Zealand, and Mount Lofty Region, South Australia. 44, (Bushfire CRC, 2014).
2014 Report Gibson, F. L. & Pannell, D. J. Integrated economic assessment of fire risk management strategies: Case studies in Central Otago, New Zealand, and Mount Lofty Region, South Australia. Final report for the integrated assessment of prescribed burning project (2014).
2013 Report Florec, V. et al. Economic Analysis of Bushfire Management Programs: A WA Perspective Report. (2013).

Posters credited

Economics of natural hazards


The project tackles a range of economics issues, including estimation of non-financial benefits from hazard reduction, risk analysis, and development of decision making frameworks that would help deliver value for money from public investments in natural hazard management.

Economics of Natural Hazards: Integrated Assessment


How can we get the best value for money from public investments in natural hazard management? This project integrates technical, biophysical, socioeconomic and policy information to address key decision problems relating to natural hazard prevention and mitigation.

Key Topics:
Economics of Natural Hazards: Valuing Intangibles


Natural disasters impact many things that people value: life, health, belongings, poprerty, essential services and the environment. Quantifying the cost of a natural disaster or the benefit from mitigation often excludes some of these things, because their values are not easily measureable.

Key Topics:
Economic Analysis of Prescribed Burning for Wildfire Management in the South West of Western Australia


This thesis explores the application of economic analysis to wildfire management and aims to evaluate trade-offs between prescribed burning, wildfire suppression and wildfire damages.

Veronique Florec Conference Poster 2016


This project evaluates the tangible and intagible costs and benefits of natural hazards and mitigation options to help decision makers prioritise investments

All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook