Expertise

If you're seeking an elegant and credible solution to an economic problem, then Fresh Info is the right consulting partner for your business.  Our team of highly skilled economists works with public and private sector organisations to understand, analyse and solve economic problems across a wide range of industries.  We start by ensuring that the right question is being asked, and then use our extensive experience to design, implement and communicate the best solution.  Our knowledge of theoretical and applied economics is complemented by market-leading technical skills, including economic and financial modelling, cost-benefit analysis, econometrics, forecasting, benchmarking, statistical analysis, and primary data collection.  The examples below demonstrate the breadth of our expertise in economics.
  • Preparation of Melbourne Airport’s FY18-22 Aeronautical Services Agreement Pricing Proposal. Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne), 2016-2017
  • Evaluation of different tariff design options and customer impacts for Melbourne Airport, Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne), 2016-2017
  • Economic evaluation of Auckland’s major events portfolio. Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, 2011-17
  • Economic modelling to support event sponsorship decisions in Auckland. Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, 2012-17
  • Review and guidance on the use of causal inference techniques in evaluation of transport projects. NZ Transport Agency, 2016-17
  • Estimates of economic benefits of Internet of Things applications in New Zealand. IoT Alliance, 2017
  • Review of barriers to value creation from data-sharing in New Zealand. Data Futures Partnership, 2016-17
  • Investigating pass-through of regulated changes in wholesale costs to retail telecommunications prices. Commerce Commission, 2016-17
  • Estimating the economic impact of the bloodstock industry on Auckland and New Zealand. New Zealand Bloodstock, 2016
  • Assessment of the impacts of different regulatory pricing models on Melbourne Airport, Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne), 2016
  • Analysis of potential economic benefits of tax data. Inland Revenue, 2016
  • Analysis of future for EFTPOS services in New Zealand. Paymark, 2016
  • Preparation of a cost recovery model for Melbourne Airport’s FY18-22 Aeronautical Services Agreement Pricing Proposal. Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne), 2016
  • Estimating the effects of “open skies” on Australian aviation markets. Austrade, 2015-2016
  • Assessment of an aeronautical cost of capital for Melbourne Airport. Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne), 2016
  • Estimating the economic impact of Eden Park on Auckland and New Zealand. Eden Park Trust, 2015
  • Estimating the value of high net worth visitors to Auckland and New Zealand. Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, 2015
  • Estimation of the economic impact of events held at ASB Showgrounds. ASB Showgrounds, 2015
  • Assessment of the price elasticity for aeronautical services for Melbourne Airport Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne), 2015
  • Preparation of a cost recovery model for aeronautical services for Terminal 3 at Melbourne Airport for the 2016-2026 period Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne), 2015
  • Empirical analysis of impacts of foreign ownership restrictions on competition in aviation markets. Transport Canada, 2015
  • Estimating the value of the online travel agent market in New Zealand. Automobile Association of New Zealand, 2015
  • Assessing the economic value of data driven innovation in New Zealand. The Innovation Partnership, 2014-15
  • Economic evaluation of XPO’s portfolio of Auckland events. XPO Exhibitions, 2014
  • Development of an event evaluation framework for Tauranga. Tauranga City Council, 2014
  • Analysis of aspects of the proposed strategic alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines. NZ Ministry of Transport, 2014
  • Preparation of a cost-benefit analysis and procurement advice on the Canberra Light Rail project, ACT Government, 2014
  • Evaluating the cost effectiveness of contact gates for Melbourne Airport in short to medium term planning Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne), 2014
  • Evaluating the regional economic impact of Iluka Resources in Australia and Globally, Iluka Resources, 2012-14
  • Analysis of the economic effects of New Zealand’s international air transport liberalisation policy. Ministry of Transport, 2013
  • Modelling of external benefits of metropolitan rail services and implications for funding. NZ Transport Agency, 2013
  • Quantitative analysis of the effects of government initiatives to promote consumer switching in the retail electricity market. NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, 2013
  • Development of an infrastructure connection and augmentation charging framework. SA Water, 2013
  • Development of indicators of productivity and performance of infrastructure sectors in New Zealand. New Zealand Treasury, 2013
  • Economic assessment of international air route underwrites. Government of the Cook Islands, 2012 & 2013
  • Review of major operational contracts with regard to efficiency in preparation for full economic regulation. SA Water, 2013
  • Development of a business case and cost-benefit analysis to reduce salinity in Lake Albert. Department of Environment and Heritage (SA), 2013
  • Cost-benefit analysis of major works to the Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Facility. SA Water, 2013
  • Cost-benefit analysis of major works to pumping stations from the River Murray Pipeline System. SA Water, 2013
  • Modelling the financial impacts of road charging along a series of major roads in an Australian Capital City. Confidential Transport Department, 2013
  • Understanding the economic value of tourism in New Zealand - three-year research programme. Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, 2011-13
  • Assessment of the economic impact of closing the Wellington Town Hall. Positively Wellington Venues, 2012
  • Advice on funding options for land transport. NZ Ministry of Transport, 2012
  • Development of a performance monitoring indicator framework for road and rail transport. New Zealand Transport Agency, 2011 – 2012
  • Review of possible impacts on regulatory reforms. Melbourne Water, 2012
  • Advice on competitive effects of a proposed buyers’ club in shipping. A coalition of international shipping lines, 2011
  • Pricing of car park services at Adelaide Airport using a post-tax revenue model. Adelaide Airport, 2011
  • Development of a cost recovery model for the National Rail Safety Regulator. National Rail Safety Regulator, 2011
  • Econometric analysis of the drivers of water demand in Auckland. Watercare, 2011
  • Quantitative public interest analysis of a proposed alliance between Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue. NZ Ministry of Transport, 2010
  • Economic analysis of the key drivers of the New Zealand aviation sector. New Zealand Ministry of Tourism and Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, 2009 – 2010
  • Development of a business case and application for funding for the Long-Term Plan for the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth. Department of Environment and Heritage (SA), 2010
  • Preparation of a funding application for the State submission for Stormwater recycling projects (second round of funding). Office for Water Security (SA), 2010
  • Assessment of the impact of higher oil prices on New Zealand inbound tourism. Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, 2008
  • Report on the economic contribution of Maori to tourism in New Zealand. Te Puni Kokiri, 2008
  • Consideration of settlement risks of water trades through water trading exchanges. SA Water, 2008
  • Evaluating the economic impacts of the Adelaide Desalination Plant. SA Water, 2008