Dr John Symons

Dr John Symons

BSc (Uni Melb), G Dip Ed (UNE) M Env Plan (Macquarie) PhD (VU)

Research Fellow

John is an environmental economist who is currently working on a project for the Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC developing a national economic geography of vulnerability. He is a research Fellow in the Victorian Institute for Strategic Economic Studies (VISES).

He is also undertaking research with several local governments developing an economic framework for green infrastructure.

John did his PhD on the business case for voluntary emissions reductions using mathematical modelling techniques and has extensive experience teaching environmental studies, physics and maths.

Recent publications

Jones, R. N. , Symons, J. and Young, C. K (2015 forthcoming) Assessing the Economic Value of Green Infrastructure: A Green Paper. Victorian Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) Victoria University, Melbourne

Young, C.K., Symons, J. and Jones, R.N. (2015) Whose risk is it anyway? Desktop review of institutional ownership of risk associated with natural hazards and disasters. Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Symons, J., Jones, R. N., Young, C. K. and Rasmussen, B. (2014) Assessing the Economic Value of Green Infrastructure: Literature Review. Victorian Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) Victoria University, Melbourne

Young, C. K, Symons, J. and Jones, R. N. (2014) Investing in Growth – Understanding the Value of Green Infrastructure Workshop Report, Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, Melbourne

Swansson, J. & Symons, J (2011) Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program Costs and Benefits, Sapere Research Group, Melbourne

Portfolios

Victorian Institute for Strategic Economic Studies - Sustainability and Climate Change Cluster.

 

Areas of expertise

  • Economic modelling
  • Education
  • Environmental economics
  • Sustainable development

Contact details

+61 3 9919 1457