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Brian Fisher interviewed by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

BAEconomics CEO, Brian Fisher, has been interviewed by the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society regarding his life at university, in ABARE, in policy and consulting settings and to provide advice to young economists. Watch the first part of the interview series below: Further parts can be found here.

BAE prepares report for Australia’s forest industries to examine carbon sequestration

BAE has prepared a report¬†for the Australian forest industries, to examine the carbon sequestration associated with potential planation forest expansion in Australia. The full report can be found here. This report forms part of the Australian Forest Products Association’s launch of the “18 by 2030”, which aims to sequester 18 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent per […]

BAE provides submission to the MCA’s review into the future security of the national electricity market

BAEconomics analyses the implications of high wind penetration for the national electricity market. The full article can be found here: http://www.baeconomics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Intermittent-generation-technologies-13Feb17.pdf The details of the MCA submission can be found here.

BAE Managing Director writes opinion piece on the potential iron ore tax in the Australian Financial Review

Brian Fisher has written an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review on the potential impacts of Brendon Grylls’ proposed state iron ore tax. The full article can be found at the following link: http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/grylls-iron-ore-tax-a-selfinflicted-wound-on-iron-ore-competitiveness-20170208-gu80cd

BAE prepares paper regarding renewable electricity subsidies for the Minerals Council of Australia

BAEconomics prepares a paper for the Minerals Council of Australia to provide and overview of the range of subsidies for renewable electricity that were applied in Australia in 2015-16. The full article can be found at the following link: http://www.baeconomics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MCA-renewables-subsidies-8Jan2017.pdf  

Presentation of research to the Indonesia Australia Policy Dialogue

BAEconomics and University of Queensland research staff jointly present research to the Indonesia Australia Policy Dialogue. The paper developed for this dialogue can be found at the following link: http://www.baeconomics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Australia-Indonesia-Dialogue-Nov16-Final-web-version.pdf

BAE assesses power systems and renewable energy

BAEconomics has produced a new study regarding international energy generation and the shift from traditional to renewable sources. The authors find that as the production of intermittent generation increases, the costs of integrating intermittent supply increase rapidly. Translated to Australia, this experience suggests that integration costs range from $37 to $54 a megawatt hour as […]

BAE produces report on productivity and innovation in the mining industry

BAE finds that robotics, automation and the digital revolution are leading the transformation of the mining sector. The report can be found at the following link: http://www.baeconomics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Mining-innovation-12Apr2016.pdf

Report to the Australian Forest Products Association

BAE finds that plantation development has currently stalled in Australia and in the absence of new investment mechanism for plantations, based on current trends Australia will be increasingly reliant on imports of timber projects to meet the growing demand for domestic consumption. The report can be found at the following link: http://www.baeconomics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/BAEconomics-plantations-report.pdf

BAEconomics investigates the impacts of government regulation on iron ore

BAEconomics finds that government regulation of iron ore exports would reduce Australia’s export earnings and state government iron ore royalties. The working paper can be found at the following link: http://www.baeconomics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Iron-Ore-Spatial-Equilibrium-Model-8Aug15.pdf Additional information can be found in the following article from the Australian Financial Review: http://www.afr.com/business/mining/iron-ore/brazil-the-winner-from-the-forrest-way-20150810-givt3m