Daniel Masters is the Senior Manager of the Investment Appraisal team in NSW Trade and Investment (T&I). In this role, Daniel leads a team of economists who undertake cost benefit analysis over a diverse portfolio of projects, ranging from arts precincts to public transport concessions. Prior to his current position, Daniel held the position of Manager Asset Management and Strategy at the State Water Corporation where he undertook economic assessments of water infrastructure. Daniel has also held positions in the Northern Territory Government regulating transport markets, and undertaking CBAs of transport related infrastructure. Daniel has a particular interest in applied economic analysis and the intersection of cost benefit analysis and impact analysis. Daniel has recently established a project within NSW T&I to develop a NSW focused CGE model to estimate the economic impact of infrastructure projects and skills shortages within NSW over the medium term. Daniel was awarded a bachelor of economics with distinction and the Dean’s medal for academic excellence in 2003 from the University of Western Sydney. Daniel was also awarded a masters degree in economics from the University of New England in 2009.