About Dr Tihomir Ancev

I have a passion for the economics of agricultural pollution, as well as the economics of carbon.

I am interested in water economics, economics of carbon emissions and the design of carbon emissions trading mechanisms. I’m also interested in the use of GIS for environmental and natural resource economic analysis. I have recently been involved in water quality projects, both in Australia and abroad.

Tihomir Ancev’s career began with completing a B.Sc. (Honours) in Agriculture at the University Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia. Tihomir then completed his M.Sc. in Economics at the University of Iceland in 1988, and went to Oklahoma State University where he completed his PhD in 2003. Tihomir joined the University of Sydney soon after his PhD and had recently completed a Graduate Certificate of Higher Education

Selected publications

  • Ancev, T., Azad, Md. A. S., Den, D.T., and M. Harris. 2009. ‘Technical Efficiency of Shrimp Farms in Mekong Delta, Vietnam.’ In: Beckmann, V., Dung, N.H., Spoor, M., Shi, X. and J. Wesseler, (Eds.) Economic Transition and Natural Resource Management in East and Southeast Asia. Shaker Publishing, Aachen. In Press.
  • Betz, R., Sanderson, T., and T. Ancev. 2009.‘In or out: Efficient inclusion of installations in an Emissions Trading Scheme?’ Journal of Regulatory Economics. Accepted, In press.
  • Lee, L.Y., and T. Ancev. 2009. ‘Two Decades of Murray-Darling Water Management: A River of Funding, a Trickle of Achievement.’ Agenda, 16 (1): 5-23.
  • Spencer, T., Ancev, T. and Connor, J. 2009. ‘Improving cost effectiveness of irrigation zoning for salinity mitigation by introducing offsets.’ Water Resources Management 23 : 2085–2100, doi: 10.1007/s11269-008-9371-4.
  • Manandhar, R., Odeh, O.I., and T. Ancev. 2009. ‘Improving the Accuracy of Land Use and Land Cover Classification of Landsat Data Using Post-Classification Enhancement’ Remote Sensing, 1(3), 330-344; doi:10.3390/rs1030330.
  • Ancev, T. 2008. ‘All Costs Considered: Should Agriculture be a Part of a National ETS?’ Farm Policy Journal 5: 35-43
  • Lee, L.Y., T. Ancev and W. Vervoort. 2007. ‘Environmental and Economic Impacts of Water Scarcity and Market Reform on the Mooki Catchment.’ The Environmentalist 27: 39-49
  • Ancev T. and Vervoort R.W. 2007 The national plan for water security: Taking over the role of the market? Connections: Farm, Food and Resource Issues. Paper 18/2007. Published online: http://www.agrifood.info/connections/2007/Ancer_Vervoort.html
  • Ancev, T. 2006. ‘Optimality of Pre-Empting Natural Resource Regulation.’ Australian Economic Papers 45: 169-178.
  • Ancev, T., A.L. Stoecker, D.E. Storm and M.J. White. 2006. ‘Economics of Efficient Phosphorus Abatement in a Watershed’. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 31: 529-548.
  • Ancev, T. and A.L. Stoecker. 2006. ‘Economics of an Irrigation System for Liquid Manure Application.’ Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 132: 399-405.
  • McBratney, A., Whelan, B., Ancev, T., and Bouma, J., 2005. ‘Future Directions of Precision Agriculture.’ Precision Agriculture 6:1-17.