Buyani is an environmental and resource economist with interest in natural resources and primary industries. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Hons 1) from the University of New England and a Master of Environment (Economics and Policy) from Griffith University. Buyani brings extensive experience in economic valuation, having consulted for a range of clients including Australian government departments and Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) prior to joining NCE.
Buyani completed a PhD in environmental economics at Charles Sturt University in August 2017. His PhD research focused on estimating the economic value of improving urban waterways in the Georges River and Cooks River Catchments in southern Sydney using a hedonic price model. After submitting his PhD thesis, Buyani took up a post-doctoral position where he worked on disaster risk reduction using seasonal climate forecasts and crop insurance for small-holder farmers in the Philippines. While at Charles Sturt University, he also lectured undergraduate and post-graduate economics subjects.