Anke Leroux

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Anke Leroux is an environmental and natural resource economist and an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Monash University.

She is particularly interested in problems of optimal natural resource use and conservation under conditions of risk, uncertainty and irreversibility. Her theoretical, empirical and experimental work has been published in the top journals of her field, including the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics,  the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and Water Resources Research. She has applied her research on climate change adaptation to inform policy in the areas of optimal land use, biodiversity conservation, invasive species, salt marsh conservation and water management.

Anke Leroux obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge, U.K., where she was a Gates Scholar. She is an associate editor for Environmental Conservation.

Monash teaching commitment

ECC3640 Economics of Climate Change

ECC2360 Environmental Economics

Research interests

Environmental and natural resource economics, decision making under uncertainty, real options and portfolio analysis

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 5 Sep 2006

External positions

Associate Editor, Environmental Conservation , Cambridge University Press

Research area keywords

  • environmental and natural resources
  • risk and uncertainty
  • dynamic optimization

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Research Output

Are risks over multiple attributes traded off? A case study of aid

Gangadharan, L., Harrison, G. W. & Leroux, A. D., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 164, p. 166-198 33 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Coastal dynamics and adaptation to uncertain sea level rise: optimal portfolios for salt marsh migration

Duran Vinent, O., Johnston, R. J., Kirwan, M. L., Leroux, A. D. & Martin, V. L., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 98, 20 p., 102262.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Preferences for intrinsically risky attributes

Dorner, Z., Brent, D. A. & Leroux, A., 2019, In : Land Economics. 95, 4, p. 494–514 21 p.

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Addressing water shortages by force of habit

Leroux, A. D., Martin, V. L. & Zheng, H., Aug 2018, In : Resource and Energy Economics. 53, p. 42-61 20 p.

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Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Valuing environmental services provided by local stormwater management

Brent, D. A., Gangadharan, L., Lassiter, A., Leroux, A. & Raschky, P. A., 1 Jun 2017, In : Water Resources Research. 53, 6, p. 4907-4921 15 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)