Access Economics was established in 1988 by two senior Commonwealth Treasury economists, Geoff Carmody and David Chessell. They set out to provide private sector clients with the quality of economic information and policy advice given confidentially to Government Ministers.
The company became one of Australia's leading economic consulting firms, with an international reputation for quality, independence, credibility, innovation and policy agenda-setting. The success of Access Economics reflects their highly qualified and skilled people, and their depth of business, policy and academic experience.
Access Economics Pty Limited
Stephen Brown BEc (ANU), MBA (Melbourne)
Specialist in general equilibrium modelling, policy evaluation, climate change and project evaluations.
Ian Harper BEc Hons (Qld), MEc PhD (ANU), FASSA, FAICD
Expertise in banking, insurance and superannuation, payments services, financial market regulation, health services, including pharmaceutical wholesaling, and health policy. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Emeritus Professor of The University of Melbourne.
Lynne Pezzullo BEc Hons (Adel)
Specialist in health economics including aged care, cost benefit and cost effectiveness analysis, pharmacoeconomic analysis, evaluation, intergenerational financing, workforce and policy issues.
Chris Richardson MEc (ANU), BEc Hons (Sydney)
Heads Access Economics' Macroeconomic Group and is one of Australia's leading macroeconomists.
David Rumbens BEc Hons (Sydney), F Fin
Macroeconomist specialising in retail forecasts, labour market analysis, project investment and government program reviews. Also author of our Retail Forecasts and Investment Monitor publications.
Ric Simes BEc PhD Ec (UPenn), MEc (ANU), BEc Hons (UNSW)
Expertise across a broad range of areas including macroeconomics, microeconomics, public policy and financial markets. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Andy Weiss PhD (Sydney), BEc Hons (Sydney)
Head of modelling, with wide experience in building complex forecasting and policy models. Previously Professor at the University of Southern California and at Victoria University of Wellington.