Julia Talbot-Jones

PhD candidate, Environmental/Institutional Economics, Australian National University

Julia Talbot-Jones is currently completing a PhD at the Australian National University in economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy. She has an interest in how social arrangements or structures, what economists call institutions, solve environmental and natural resource problems. Her research is looking at a new institutional arrangement in New Zealand that proposes to grant a river legal rights with a view to understanding how the new property rights arrangement might affect use of resources. A former NZ-US Fulbright scholar, her work bridges economics, ecology, and resource management. Julia is the Managing Editor of UNESCO Global Water Forum.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Environmental/Institutional Economics, The Australian National University
  • –present
    Managing Editor, UNESCO Global Water Forum


  • 2012 
    University of California, Santa Barbara, MA, Economics
  • 2006 
    Massey University, New Zealand, BApplSc(Hons), NRM
  • 2005 
    Massey University, New Zealand, BSc, Ecology, Zoology