The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) is a self-funding applied research unit of the University of Adelaide. SACES was established in 1982 with a principal role to review, research and report on economic and public policy issues of relevance to South Australia and Australia as a whole.
Our staff are skilled in a range of analytical techniques which can be brought to bear on complex economic, social and public policy issues. These expertise range in project management, stakeholder consultations, statistical data analysis including econometric data analysis, data modelling, analysis of large data sets, and qualitative data analysis techniques such as focus groups, interviews and surveying.
The Centre aims to increase the quality of analysis and debate regarding issues within the State, and to establish itself as a pre-eminent economic research centre in Australia. To achieve its role, SACES engages in the following activities.
Regular provision to Members of economic briefing reports with a detailed assessment of economic conditions and the outlook for Australia and South Australia.
Provision of specialist economic research and advice on a fee-for-service basis to both private sector and government clients (locally, nationally and internationally).
Undertake, promote and disseminate the results of independent applied research, particularly on issues relevant to regional and national economic growth and development.
Public commentary on economic, social and fiscal issues and trends.
SACES has a core group of in-house Research Staff, and Support Staff and also draws on Research Associates on an ad hoc basis to work on specific research topics.
In undertaking commissioned research and consultancies, and in providing Economic Briefings to Corporate Members, SACES also draws on the academic staff of the economics and related disciplines of the University of Adelaide and other Research Associates on a contracted basis.
Research and support staff
- Michael O'Neil, Executive Director
- Steve Whetton, Deputy Director
- Jim Hancock, Deputy Director
- Anthony Kosturjak, Senior Research Economist
- Andreas Cebulla, Senior Research Fellow
- Tania Dey, Research Economist
- Suraya Abdul Halim, Research Economist
- Davina Dolman, Executive Assistant
- Kym Anderson, George Gollin Professor Emeritus (University of Adelaide)
- David Caruso (Adelaide Law School)
- Owen Covick, Associate Professor (Flinders University of South Australia)
- Paul Delfabbro, Associate Professor (University of Adelaide)
- Colin Rogers, Associate Professor (University of Adelaide)
- Cliff Walsh, Emeritus Professor (University of Adelaide)
- John Williams, Executive Dean, Faculty of the Professions (University of Adelaide)
- Darryl Gobbett, Research Fellow