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Economic Consulting Services

The Centre provides contract research and consulting services across a broad range of applied economic issues.

Services are provided to government and private sector clients. Since its inception, the Centre has earned a reputation for independent, high quality analysis, research, and advice.

The Centre's staff present a wide range of expertise, skills and experience. This can be supplemented with the specialised expertise of the Universities' academic economists and the Centre's Research Associates. Consequently the Centre is able to tackle complex consulting assignments.

The Centre has experience in cost-benefit assessments; economic impact studies; public policy analysis, including taxation issues and funding of government programs; regulatory economics; advising on regional economic development strategies and initiatives; federal-state fiscal arrangements; public finance issues and management; industry analysis; assessment of economic competitiveness; review of public sector performance; health economics; and social policy and welfare. Areas of research expertise developed through our contract research activities are listed under Research Program.

See below for the list of SACES clients:

  • Commonwealth Departments & Agencies
    • Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
    • Australian Communications and Media Authority
    • Australian Government Department of Health
    • Australian Government Department of Employment
    • Australian Government Department of Social Services
    • Australian Government Information Management Office (formerly National Office for the Information Economy)
    • National Office of Sport and Recreation Policy
  • State Government Departments & Agencies
    • Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Victoria
    • Department of Education and Children's Services, South Australia
    • Department of Education, Employment and Training, Northern Territory
    • Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, South Australia
    • Department of Human Services, Victoria
    • Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Victoria
    • Department of State Development, South Australia
    • Department of Treasury and Finance, South Australia
    • Department of Treasury and Finance, Tasmania
    • Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria
    • Education Adelaide
    • Gambling Research Panel, Victoria
    • Office of Consumer and Business Affairs, South Australia
    • Office of Training & Skills Commission, South Australia
    • ICT Council for South Australia
    • Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA)
    • SA Water Corporation
    • SA Office for Recreation and Sport (DAIS)
    • SA Tourism Commission
    • Statutory Authorities Review Committee, Parliament of South Australia
    • WorkCover SA
  • Local Government & Regional Development Organisations
    • Adelaide City Council
    • Local Government Association of South Australia
    • Provincial Cities Association of SA
    • Regional Development Boards and Individual Councils (e.g. City of Holdfast Bay, City of Whyalla, Playford City Council and Town of Gawler)
    • Regional Development SA
    • Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group
  • Private Sector & Other Organisations
    • Abacus - Australian Mutuals
    • Arup Pty Ltd
    • Asia Pacific Transport Consortium
    • BAE Systems
    • BHP-Billiton (formerly WMC Resources)
    • Business SA
    • Cancer Council South Australia
    • EDS
    • Hyro Tasmania
    • Menzies School of Health, Northern Territory
    • Ministry of Fisheries (NZ)
    • National Consumers Electricity Advisory Panel
    • Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc
    • Santos Ltd
    • United Water International Pty Ltd
The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies

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Telephone: +61 8 8313 5555
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