Public Economics: Principles and Practice has been a standard reference for the interactions of governments and society. It was first published in 2003 by Peter Abelson, who is an Associate of Synergies . It is wonderful that this authoritative source is now freely available here on the web.
In partnership with Synergies Economic Consulting, ACRI formally released the results of its rail industry survey. The survey was the first of its kind to gather feedback on the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Download the survey here or from the ACRI website
In this article, as follow up on our last article wherein we defended the art of economic modelling, we’ve put together five simple tips that can help you to become a more informed reader of economic modelling.
Figures released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that real net national disposable income (NNDI) fell by 1.1% over the year. In per capita terms this equates to a whopping 2.4% decline in per capita incomes for every man, woman and child across the country.
Yesterday, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) released a Position Paper that proposes a new model for regulating prices of water services in Victoria. The proposal represents a quantum change in the way water businesses are currently regulated in Australia. It has been borne out of a recognised need for a simpler regulatory process and stronger […]
Recently Euan Morton, together with Professor George Yarrow, prepared an article for the ENA Energy Insider on the Hilmer principles in the changing energy markets. This article can be viewed here or downloaded here.
Recently there have been remarkable changes in the technologies of power production and delivery and profound changes in the characteristics of demand. Synergies Economic Consulting (Synergies), in cooperation with Professor George Yarrow, have been commissioned by the Energy Networks Association (‘ENA’) to assess whether the Hilmer Committee original overarching framework for the regulation of the […]
On 22 March 2016, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) released its draft determination for Hunter Water’s water, wastewater and stormwater drainage services. The draft determination covers a four year period from 1 July 2016. The key aspects are summarised here.
On 22 March 2016, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) released its draft determination for Sydney Water’s water, wastewater and stormwater drainage services. The determination covers a four year period from 1 July 2016. The key aspects are summarised here
On 26 February 2016, the Australian Competition Tribunal released its decisions in relation to the merits review appeals made by Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy, Essential Energy, ActewAGL, Jemena Gas Networks and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre under the national electricity regulatory framework. The key aspects of the Tribunal’s decisions and its implications are summarised here