PROF Tom Kompas

PROF Tom Kompas




  • Tom Kompas is a Professor of Environmental Economics and Biosecurity in the School of Biosciences and the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is also one of three Chief Investigators in the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA), Research Group Director of the Centre for Environmental and Economic Research (CEER) at the University of Melbourne, and the Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Biosecurity and Environmental Economics at the Australian National University (ANU). Tom is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and a recipient of the Eureka Prize in Science. He was Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU from 2009 to 2015.   


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Toronto 1990

Awards and honors

  • Best Paper Prize 2017, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2018
  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2016
  • Eureka Prize, 2015
  • Editor's Choice Award, Water Resources Research, 2011, 2011
  • ANU Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
  • National Award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning', 2009
  • Award for Best Paper in the Economic Record, 2006, 2007
  • CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement, 2006


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Large dimensional optimization, environmental economics, biosecurity, climate change, GTAP/CGE trade modelling, and natural resource economics.