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Elaine Luc

Elaine Luc, Economist

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Elaine combines her advanced qualifications in econometrics with a strong interest in the application of economic modelling to elicit insights into the operation of markets.

Elaine joined our team following her completion of postgraduate study in econometrics, and internships at both HoustonKemp and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Elaine’s quantitative expertise underpins her contribution to the fast-growing role of analytics and economic modelling across much of our work. Elaine’s research interest – and the focus of her honours thesis – has involved the development of a complex simulation model to evaluate the implications of small probability events on the pricing of complex financial instruments.

Elaine has since played a key role in economic modelling of the hierarchical subcontracting relationship in the construction industry to support our policy advice in relation to this sector, and in the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the market for coal tenements in Queensland.

At CSIRO, Elaine was involved in quantitative work to support the optimisation of supply chains and the development of a pipeline that deploys 3D brain image to a mixed reality environment.

Career path

  • 2017-2018

    Summer intern, Data61 – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

  • 2018

    Bachelor of Economics, University of Queensland

  • 2018-2019

    Summer internship, HoustonKemp

  • 2019

    Statistics tutor, the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University

  • 2019

    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in econometrics (first class honours), Monash University

  • 2019-2020

    Summer intern, the eHealth Research Centre, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

  • 2020

    Joined HoustonKemp