We bring clarity to complex economic problems arising in competition, finance, regulation and policy. Our insights are increasingly underpinned by sophisticated analytical and data techniques.
Economic analysis lies at the heart of many questions arising in merger control regimes and in the enforcement of competition laws that restrain unilateral and coordinated conduct.Read more
Financial economic analysis plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding high stakes decisions in utility regulation, and securities market litigation involving allegations of misleading disclosure, insider trading or market manipulation.Read more
Sustained reform in the regulation of infrastructure services has given rise to extensive use of economic analysis in guiding the terms for access to such infrastructure, as well as the complex arrangements that often underpin wholesale energy, bulk water and other commodity markets.Read more
Economic analysis is a powerful tool for assisting well-informed, evidence-based public policy decisions, and policy makers are increasingly turning to external advisors with established sectoral expertise to assist with complex, high stakes decisions.Read more
Explosive growth in the data being collected in the course of everyday economic activity is opening up boundless opportunities to bring insights for guiding business and policy decisions.Read more
The complexity of markets and industries, in combination with the increasing availability of data, is providing greater opportunities to use sophisticated modelling techniques to deliver unique insights to business and policy challenges.Read more
Our team of experts have a long track record assisting high stakes decision-making using evidence-based economic analysis that is focused, accessible and capable of withstanding the most intense scrutiny.Learn more
Although shareholder class actions have become an established part of the Australian legal landscape, almost all claims have settled prior…Read more
Greg Houston was asked by the Australian Government Solicitor, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia, to present expert…Read more
Auckland Transport (AT) and NZ Bus fell into dispute in the context of negotiations in relation to the contract price…Read more
For many years, the large majority of Australian gas transmission pipelines have not been subject to formal economic regulation. In…Read more
Australia was the first country to introduce legislation requiring tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging, as a measure…Read more
In 2014, Expedia proposed to acquire Wotif, an online travel agent (OTA). The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) published…Read more
They typically come to us in circumstances where it is critical to understand the strengths and weaknesses of options they must choose between, and when decisions may have profound consequences.
We are committed to ensuring that our analysis is focused on the problem at hand, and capable of being translated into conclusions that are clear and practicable.