Economic modelling & analysis

Economic analysis – the systematic application of economic reasoning and techniques to real world problems and issues – is a core competency of ACIL Allen. Our economic analyses and the advice that flow from that analysis are rigorous and disciplined, and capable of withstanding the most robust review.

Large and complex datasets are available to government and business on a scale never seen before. While many organisations have historically struggled to find evidence to support their business decisions, a critical issue today is how to make sense of ubiquitous data.

We provide independent analysis of the commercial, economic and social implications of major projects, programs, and policy and regulatory changes to public and private-sector clients across a wide range of sectors.

How ACIL Allen can help you

We are one of Australia’s leading providers of economic modelling and analysis services to both the public and private sectors. We are experienced in developing and applying a range of economic modelling techniques to deliver valuable insights into government policy and private sector initiatives, solve complex economic problems, and measure the impacts on the economy, including:

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Computable general equilibrium modelling

Our computable general equilibrium (CGE) model, Tasman Global, can analyse the impact of policy and commercial decisions globally, nationally and regionally.

Cost Benefit Analysis

Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) is used widely to inform decisions that yield positive, and enduring outcomes. ACIL Allen has extensive experience conducting CBAs for Federal, State and Territory Government agencies, and private sector and not-for-profit organisations, as well across a broad range of sectors.

Data science

ACIL Allen’s team of data science experts help business and government make the most of their data.

Demographics & workforce modelling

As the Australian population ages and people move within the country, the demand for goods and services will change.

Demographic and workforce modelling helps organisations understand possible future states of the world by making projections of future population and workforce size and age structure based on current population, fertility and morbidity rates, and migration rates.

Input Output modelling

Input Output modelling is a recognised way of evaluating economic impact. The method is often used to estimate the impact of the current and proposed activities of organisations. It is a useful way of capturing the economic footprint of spending at a point in time.

Market advisory & due diligence

Due diligence is a practice advocated by many, but market advisors and consultants must be very thorough as is demanded in a complex transaction.

Energy market modelling

ACIL Allen has developed leading economic modelling applications for the Australian gas and electricity markets, the Australian national economy, transport modes, and water supply.

Social Return on Investment

In order to quantify benefits that are not typically modelled through economic models, ACIL Allen has developed analytical approaches and tools to quantify the range of social benefits that apply to polices and projects. Beyond broader social impact studies that it completes for clients, ACIL Allen is experienced in undertaking Social Return on Investment (SROI) studies for clients. SROI is an emerging area of economic analysis, centred on the quantification of the benefits and costs of activities which are typically outside of the bounds of typical economic and financial analysis frameworks.

Real options

ACIL Allen has worked with clients over the last couple of decades to apply real options analysis or thinking to inform investment decision-making so as to mitigate the risk of creating ‘white elephants’ that are later regretted.