Services

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:

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 a methodical and logical approach that is widely used in economic appraisal and evaluation, offering a rigorous approach in assessing the economic viability of investment proposals. It has wide-ranging applicability to project evaluation across many sectors, and has been refined to offer decision-makers additional evidence-based information upon which to make sound investment choices.

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.

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.

Real options modelling

For more than 20 years we have advised clients using investment evaluation models, developed within ACIL Allen, that are today recognised as real options valuation models. Many would also recognise strong elements of decision-tree and portfolio analysis methods in these approaches.