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Liam Hickey

Liam Hickey, Economist

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Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills enable Liam to provide valuable insights into economic problems arising in competition and regulation, particularly in the energy sector.

Liam has a keen interest in microeconomic policy and a passion for applying rigorous, evidence-based analysis to competition, regulatory and public policy issues. He joined the team in 2021, having previously completed a summer internship.

Liam has developed a strong understanding of the frameworks governing network investment to support the transition to a renewable dominant energy market, including the new rules and guidelines for implementing the Integrated System Plan in the national electricity market (NEM).

In his honours year at the University of Queensland, Liam undertook an in-depth microeconomic analysis of the Land Restoration Fund, an innovative environmental policy program of Queensland’s Department of Environment and Science. He used his research to provide practical insights and recommendations that could influence the future direction of this program.

Liam’s broad knowledge of the current regulatory landscape in the NEM has contributed his strong understanding of the economic principles underpinning energy market regulation and policy.

Career path

  • 2020

    Economics tutor, University of Queensland

  • 2020

    Summer intern, HoustonKemp

  • 2020

    Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours), University of Queensland

  • 2021

    Joined HoustonKemp