Associate Professor Neil Perry

Associate Professor Neil Perry

Associate Professor, Research Lecturership - Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability,
Economics, Finance & Property


Neil is a Senior Research Lecturer 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 is a regular contributor to The Conversation where he provides a critical perspective on environmental policy issues and he performs pro bono work for environmental organisations on biodiversity policy and the cost benefit analyses used to justify coal mining. Neil consults on the medicinal cannabis industry in Australia and the social costs and benefits of improved sustainability practices in local government areas.

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  • PhD La Trobe University


  • Ecological Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Post Keynesian Environmental Economics

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Economics, Finance & Property


Phone: (02) 9685 9092
Location: 1.10

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200425 Economics, 2015
  • 200815 Globalisation and Sustainability, 2016
  • 200816 Economic Theories, Controversies and Policies, 2016
  • 200924 Cost Benefit Analysis, 2017
  • 200936 Ethical Enterprise Practice, 2017


Chapters in Books

  • Perry, N. (2013), 'Environmental economics and policy', The Oxford Handbook of Post-Keynesian Economics. Vol. 2: Critiques and Methodology, Oxford University Press 9780195390759.
  • Perry, N. (2012), 'Environmental policy', The Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing 9781849803182.

Journal Articles

  • Crabtree, L., Perry, N., Grimstad, S. and McNeill, J. (2021), 'Impediments and opportunities for growing the cooperative housing sector : an Australian case study', International Journal of Housing Policy, vol 21, no 1 , pp 138 - 152.
  • Perry, N. and Shankar, S. (2017), 'The state-contingent approach to the Noah's Ark problem', Ecological Economics, vol 134 , pp 65 - 72.
  • Boronyak-Vasco, L. and 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. and Primrose, D. (2015), 'Heterodox economics and the biodiversity crisis', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol 2015, no 75 , pp 133 - 152.
  • 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. and White, G. (2013), 'Clean energy policy : taxing carbon and the illusion of the equity objective', Ecological Economics, vol 90 , pp 104 - 113.
  • Perry, N. and Twomey, P. (2012), 'Carbon markets : inherent limitations and complementary policies', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol 23, no 1 , pp 1 - 6.
  • Perry, N. (2012), 'A post Keynesian perspective on industry assistance and the effectiveness of Australia's carbon pricing scheme', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol 23, no 1 , pp 47 - 65.
  • Perry, N. (2010), 'The ecological importance of species and the Noah's Ark problem', Ecological Economics, vol 69, no 3 , pp 478 - 485.

Other Publications

  • 2020, 'Benefits of Early Adopter Feedback in Innovation Commercialisation', Report
  • 2019, 'Articulating Value in Cooperative Housing: International and Methodological Review', Report
  • 2018, 'The Social Benefits of Better-practice Waste Management for Multi-unit Dwellings in Penrith LGA: Final Report', Report
  • 2017, 'Therapeutic Health Corporation: Business Report', Report

Current Projects

Title: Articulating value in housing cooperatives
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Common Equity NSW
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Louise Crabtree-Hayes, Neil Perry and Emma Power
Years: 2020-10-01 - 2024-03-31
ID: P00026279
Title: Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan - Research Strategy and Implementation
  • Department of Planning and Environment
Western Researchers: Paul Rymer, Uffe Nielsen, Jeff Powell, Yolima Carrillo Espanol, Catriona Macdonald, Matthias Boer, Elise Pendall, Rachael Nolan, Ben Moore, Markus Riegler, Juan Francisco Salazar Sutil and Neil Perry
Years: 2021-05-01 - 2025-02-28
ID: P00027309

Previous Projects

Title: Impact of the Productivity of Industrial Crops on the Economic Development in the Central Highlands of Vietnam
  • Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Western Researchers: Maria Estela Varua and Neil Perry
Years: 2018-04-27 - 2022-12-31
ID: P00025206
Title: The Hunter region's economic profile and opportunities
  • Lock The Gate Alliance Limited
Western Researchers: Neil Perry
Years: 2018-07-23 - 2018-10-31
ID: P00025205
Title: The social benefits of better-practice waste management for multi-unit dwellings in Penrith LGA
  • Penrith City Council
Western Researchers: Maria Estela Varua and Neil Perry
Years: 2017-05-01 - 2017-08-31
ID: P00024324
Title: Cost benefit analysis training
  • Infrastructure Australia
Western Researchers: Neil Perry
Years: 2022-07-25 - 2022-10-31
ID: P00028443
Title: Co-operative Housing Research: Literature Review & ARC Linkage
  • Common Equity NSW
Western Researchers: Louise Crabtree-Hayes, Emma Power and Neil Perry
Years: 2018-02-12 - 2019-09-30
ID: P00024763
Title: Infrastructure asset management and reporting in preparation for regional growth
  • The Council of Camden
Western Researchers: Dorothea Bowyer, Ayda Succarie, Neil Perry, Connie Vitale and Donald Mcneill
Years: 2019-07-01 - 2020-03-31
ID: P00025997


Associate Professor Perry is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Impact of the Productivity of Industrial Crops on the Economic Development in the Central Highlands of Vientam
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: A Critical Look at Housing Career of Australian Immigrants? Entry to Homeownership
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Effects of Mining on NSW Land and Property Values using an Hedonic Price Model
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Measuring Unhealthy Housing and Its Impact on Health in a Developing Country - Evidence from Dhaka Bangladesh
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Skills of Forensic Accountants as Expert Witnesses and Admissibility of Expert Testimony
Field of Research: Accounting; Law
Thesis Title: The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment Inflows on Sustainable Development: Evidence from an Emerging Middle-Income Economy
Field of Research: Banking, Finance And Related Fields; International Business; Economics And Econometrics

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