Economic Insights provides regulatory and performance measurement advice to a wide range of regulators and energy utilities in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Canada.
Denis Lawrence pioneered the application of productivity measurement to energy supply in Australia and has worked continuously on energy regulation and performance measurement issues since 1989.
Economic Insights uses state-of-the-art methodologies to answer the following types of questions:
Economic Insights uses strong analytical foundations and frameworks to deliver focused outcomes for its energy sector clients. Our economics consultants have a rigorous grounding in economic theory and practice and have well developed skills in performance measurement and econometric modelling. We work closely with Canadian Professor Erwin Diewert, one of the world's leading experts on performance measurement, and can quickly form multidisciplinary teams with economic and engineering expertise.
Our team at Economic Insights has provided advice to:
Economic Insights consultants have considerable expertise in the application of economic principles to the insurance sector. Our services include:
Our consultants have advised major insurance companies in Australia and prepared influential papers for Commonwealth and state governments and regulators on public liability insurance, workers’ compensation, compulsory third party motor vehicle injury insurance, motor vehicle property insurance, and home warranty insurance.
Economic Insights consultants have considerable expertise in the application of economic principles in the assessment and formulation of policies for natural resources and the environment. Our services include:
Our consultants have advised Australian, State and local governments and international development institutions as well as industry, on water, climate change, transport, agriculture, fishing, forestry and recycling policies.
Economic Insights consultants have considerable expertise in the transport sector. Our experience spans comprehensive benefit cost analysis of major infrastructure and non-infrastructure initiatives, regulation of infrastructure, road transport reform, public private partnership issues, pricing and third party access.
Our team has extensive experience in competition and regulatory issues for a wide range of transport infrastructure sectors including: airports, seaports, rail and road. Advice has covered third party access issues, block exemptions for liner shipping conference agreements, public benefit tests of exclusive dealing arrangements, airport landing charges, airline alliances, competitive neutrality, corporatisation and public private partnerships.
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Economic Insights provides regulatory and performance measurement advice in the telecommunications and postal sectors.
Denis Lawrence, is one of the pioneers of the application of productivity measurement to telecommunications and postal services in Australia and has worked on communications regulation and performance measurement issues since the early 1990s.
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Examples of relevant projects our team has worked on include:
Economic Insights provides public policy and regulatory advice in the water sector. Our team has provided advice on structural reform in water supply, on water allocation methodologies and on the pricing of water infrastructure and water supplies.
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