Doctor Neil Perry

Doctor Neil Perry

Senior Research Lecturership- Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability,
Economics, Finance And Property (sobus)


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 And Property (sobus)


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 9781849803182.

Journal Articles

  • 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

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

Current Projects

Title: Infrastructure asset management and reporting in preparation for regional growth
  • Camden Council
Western Researchers: Dorothea Bowyer, Ayda Succarie, Neil Perry, Connie Vitale and Donald Mcneill
Years: 2019-07-01 - 2020-03-31
ID: P00025997

Previous Projects

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: Co-operative Housing Research: Literature Review & ARC Linkage
  • Common Equity NSW
Western Researchers: Louise Crabtree, Emma Power and Neil Perry
Years: 2018-02-12 - 2019-09-30
ID: P00024763


Doctor Perry is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: The impact of foreign direct investment inflows on sustainable development: evidence from an emerging middle-income economy
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Impact of the Productivity of Industrial Crops on the Economic Development in the Central Highlands of Vientam
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Measuring Societal and Private Benefits of Well-Planned and Integrated Social and Affordable Housing
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Effects of Mining on NSW Land and Property Values using an Hedonic Price Model
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Interdisciplinary studies on the uptake of new approaches to crop pollination
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Skills of Forensic Accountants as Expert Witnesses and Admissibility of Expert Testimony
Field of Research: Law; Accounting
Thesis Title: Measuring Unhealthy Housing and Its Impact on Health in a Developing Country - Evidence from Dhaka Bangladesh
Field of Research:

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