New South Wales

Cost Benefit Analysis Forum 2022

This hybrid event will take place on Tuesday 19 July in-person at Deloitte, Sydney and via Zoom

With thanks to ESA NSW Branch's venue partner, Deloitte


Details

When: Tuesday 19 July
Time: Register from 8.15am for a 8.45am start.  Program concludes at 4.45pm, followed by networking drinks
Venue Partner: Deloitte, Level 9, 225 George Street, Sydney
Cost: Members $165 (login prior to registering) / Non-members $215 

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Preliminary Program

View the Preliminary Program here

Ophelia Cowell, NSW Treasury

Updating the NSW CBA and evaluation guidance, Panel Discussions: Society for Benefit Cost Analysis Conference and PD and building a strong CBA culture and community

Ophelia Cowell directs the Centre for Evidence and Evaluation at NSW Treasury which provides economic analysis and advice to the NSW Government to put evidence based policy into practice. By working with agencies to improve the evidence base, the Centre helps inform Government decisions so that public funds can be directed to the initiatives and social policies that deliver the greatest outcomes and public value.

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Kirsten Jensen, The New Zealand Treasury

Panel Discussion: Society for Benefit Cost Analysis Conference - Washington, March 2022

Kirsten Jensen is a principal advisor economist at the New Zealand Treasury, where she focuses on public finance and leads CBAx. CBAx is Treasury’s cost-benefit analysis tool, which is publicly available. Kirsten is responsible for the design and implementation of CBAx.

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Lisa A Robinson, Harvard University

Panel Discussion: Society for Benefit Cost Analysis Conference - Washington, March 2022

Lisa A. Robinson's research and teaching focus on the conduct of benefit-cost analysis, particularly for policies with outcomes that cannot be fully valued using market measures. She has led numerous assessments of the costs, benefits, and other impacts of environmental, health, and safety policies and regulations, developed related methods, and drafted guidance documents.

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Flavio Menezes, UQ

Panel Discussion: CBA and the discount rate debate - theory and practical implications

Flavio Menezes is a Professor of Economics and director of the Australian Institute for Business and Economics at the University of Queensland (UQ).  He is also the Chair of the Queensland Competition Authority. He is a former president of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland), was a member of the advisory board of the federal government’s Deregulation Taskforce and an elected member of UQ’s Academic Board and its Standing Committee. He is a former Head of the School of Economics at UQ, the chair of the Research Evaluation Committee for Economics and Commerce, Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) 2018, and a member of the same committee for ERA 2015.

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Alexandra Humphrey Cifuentes, Frontier Economics

Reining in ferel horses in Kosciuszko National Parks

Alexandra is an economist with a passion for Urban Economics – using economics to help address challenges and opportunities posed by urban growth and climate change across water, liveability, health and other urban infrastructure. This includes assisting private and public sector clients with a range of policy, regulatory and commercial issues, including economic assessment of catalytic blue, green and grey infrastructure and governance solutions.

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Mary Schnelle, Frontier Economics

Reining in ferel horses in Kosciuszko National Parks

Mary primarily works in the water and urban economics practices at Frontier Economics as an economist, providing qualitative and quantitative analysis on a range of economic issues. She has assisted public and private sector clients across a variety of projects, advising on cost-benefit analysis, business case, regulatory, and modelling issues. Mary is passionate about strong economics underpinning sustainable development and robust policy making.

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Marion Terrill, Grattan Institute

Australian CBA and buisness case application (with a transport focus) and Panel Discussion - PD and building a strong CBA culture and community

Marion is a leading transport and cities expert with a long history in public policy. She has worked on tax policy for the federal Treasury, and led the design and development of the MyGov account. She has provided expert analysis and advice on labour market policy for the Federal Government, the Business Council of Australia, and at the Australian National University.

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