Dr Zack Dorner

Zack Dorner

Lecturer in Environmental Economics

Qualifications: BA (Hons, First Class) Victoria University of Wellington, PhD Monash University

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About Zack

I am passionate about research in the area of environmental and experimental economics. I am Lecturer in Environmental Economics at the University of Waikato, a role that I combine with being an Economic Analyst for the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment. My research focuses on climate change and freshwater issues as they pertain to agricultural policy, rural land use and individual behaviours. I completed my PhD thesis in environmental and experimental economics at Monash University in 2018.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

An analysis of a dairy farm feed trial.

Research Interests

  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Experimental economics

Recent Publications

  • Dorner, Z., Djanibekov, U., Solimann, T., Stroombergen, A., Kerr, S., Fleming, D., . . . Greenhalgh, S. (2018). Land-use change as a mitigation option for climate change. Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust.

  • Dorner, Z. (2018). A behavioral rebound effect. In Inaugural JEEM Conference in Environmental and Resource Economics (pp. 60 pages). Conference held Moss, Norway.

  • Dorner, Z., & Lancsar, E. (2017). Intrinsic motivation, health outcomes and the crowding out effect of temporary extrinsic incentives: A lab-in-the-field experiment (18/17). Monash University.

  • Dorner, Z., & Kerr, S. (2017). Implications of global emission policy scenarios for domestic agriculture: a New Zealand case study. Climate Policy, 17(8), 998-1013. doi:10.1080/14693062.2016.1215285

Find more research publications by Zack Dorner


Agriculture; Economics; Environment

Experimental Economics;
Climate Change

Contact Details

Room: MSB.2.04
Phone: +64 7 838 4466 ext. 6222