Dr Zack Dorner

Zack Dorner

Lecturer in Environmental Economics


Agriculture; Economics; Environment

Behavioural Economics; Experimental Economics; Fresh water; Climate Change

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

Personal Website:

Contact Details

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

Papers Taught

About Zack

I am passionate about research in the areas of behavioural and environmental economics and am currently Deputy Director of the Waikato Experimental Economics Laboratory (WEEL).  My research focuses individual behaviours in relation to environmental and resource management, with additional applied work relating to climate and freshwater policy within the agriculture sector. I completed my PhD thesis in environmental and experimental economics at Monash University in 2018.

Research Supervised

An analysis of a dairy farm feed trial.

Financial Literacy in the Agricultural Industry.

Research Interests

  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Behavioural economics
  • Experimental economics

Recent Publications

  • Doole, G., Kaine, G., & Dorner, Z. (2019). The optimal diffusion of mitigation options for environmental management. The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 63(2), 354-382. doi:10.1111/1467-8489.12291

  • 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., Doole, G., Bermeo, S., & Paterson, J. (2018). Economic assessment of options to mitigate sediment loss from New Zealand agriculture – in the context of managing freshwater quality (2018/07). Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

Find more research publications by Zack Dorner