John Mangan is a professor of economics at the University of Queensland, Director of the Centre for Economic Policy Modelling and a principal of Synergies. John has a wide area of research interests in economics and is a skilled economic modeller.
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Synergies prepared a report for the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on the implications of robotics and automation for Queensland. The report highlighted industries and occupations that had much to gain from the successful adoption of robotics and automation through their comparative advantageDownload
Synergies was engaged by Jobs Queensland to investigate the short to medium term shifts in the structure of labour markets in Queensland and Queensland regions, concentrating upon likely shifts in industrial and occupation employment. Results from the shift-share analysis and regional modelling were to be used by Jobs Queensland to inform labour market scenarios in upcoming detailed investigations.
Synergies was engaged by Clubs Queensland to examines the impacts on community clubs in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Cairns where IRDs are currently proposed. By assessing the state of the gaming market in Queensland (that is, its future growth prospects) and the likelihood of local patrons switching their gaming from clubs to the new casinos, Synergies has determined the financial impact on community clubs. This study also assesses the impact of the new developments ...Download
Synergies Economic Consulting was engaged by Sibelco to conduct an economic impact assessment of two scenarios for its North Stradbroke Island (NSI) operations. This consultancy is an update of Synergies’ 2011 assessment of the contribution of mining to NSI economic and community and involved using our existing economic model of NSI to model downscaling operation and expanding operations.Download
Synergies was engaged by the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) to develop a report providing an independent assessment of the financial contribution of outdoor recreation to the community. The report also outlined where further research was necessary to fully under the economic contribution of the sector.Download
The project involves an open-cut pit mining thermal coal at up to 8 Mtpa run-of-mine (ROM) coal to produce 5 Mtpa of product coal for export. The project will develop of a rail line to connect the Elimatta project to the Surat Basin Rail, north of Wandoan. The development of the rail line will facilitate the development of coal reserves located to the west of the Elimatta deposit.Download