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Research interests: Applied microeconomics and econometrics, especially to issues of environment, resources, and sustainability.

Michael Ward joined the department in 2012, following previous faculty appointments at ANU and UC Berkeley. He holds a joint appointment with the Monash Sustainability Institute. Michael's research focuses on issues in environmental and resource economics, such as water management, pollution regulation and enforcement, land use, and biodiversity conservation.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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