Economics Explained

Valuing the Environment with Dr Boyd Blackwell

Episode Summary

Valuing the environment using economics. A discussion with Dr Boyd Blackwell, Director of AquaEquis Economic Consulting and President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics.

Episode Notes

Economics Explained host Gene Tunny speaks to Dr Boyd Blackwell on the use of economic techniques to value the environment. Boyd is Director of AquaEquis Economic Consulting and the President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics. 

Links relevant to the discussion include:

Deloitte Value of the Great Barrier Reef report

Conversation article critiquing economic value estimate of GBR

Boyd’s economic analysis of Australian coastal wastewater outfalls

Some number is better than no number article

NSW biodiversity offset scheme

Travel cost method