CEPA Australia provides clients from across APAC with regional market expertise and services that support effective decision-making and policy formulation. As an extension of CEPA's award-winning global service offering, CEPA Australia shares the same aims to provide advice of the highest quality and to impartially apply sound economic concepts, with judgement and skill, for the benefit of our clients and society as a whole.
To consistently deliver our services in a way that exceeds our client's expectations, CEPA draws on appropriate experts from any of the firm's global offices. This way of working provides clients with a deep pool of expertise, which is available around the clock and affords us the invaluable opportunity to advise based on sound economic evidence, which may have already been tested in other geographic markets.
CEPA's sector expertise is available worldwide, meaning that CEPA Australia can provide some of the best economic and policy advice that is available across the firm’s core sectors of:
- global health; and
- communications, media & payment systems.
CEPA acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Australia News & insights
The big watershed in development & climate finance: What is being done and what is overlooked?
The mounting debt difficulties in the developing world are once again constraining credit, particularly to low-income countries, at a time when investments for job creation and improved climate resilience are more needed than ever.
Ireland’s energy security package to 2030
Managing energy security of supply while transitioning to a low carbon, renewables-led energy system is one of the critical challenges facing Irish policy makers.
CEPA supports water, regulatory finance and global health practices with promotions to its partnership
Join us in congratulating Tom Cochrane and Kaveri Kumar on their recent promotions to the firm’s partnership. They join CEPA’s existing global Partners to lead a growing team of more than 50 economic, public and financial policy consulting experts.
Energy sector expert explores the causes of crises in two key energy-only wholesale electricity markets
CEPA’s energy sector consulting team was pleased to take part in an interactive knowledge-sharing session.
Darryl Biggar presents at the ACCC/AER Annual Regulatory Conference
Darryl Biggar, a Senior Advisor at CEPA Australia, presents a session about market failure and reform of the childcare sector.
Sub-Saharan Africa, Agenda 2063, digital connectivity and gender: bridging digital gaps
We explore where Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) stands today in regard of digital connectivity and highlight digital gaps, in particular the gender digital divide.
CEPA Australia responds to Australian Energy Regulator’s invitation to comment
As an interested stakeholder, CEPA is pleased to make submissions on the Gas Distribution Network Tariffs Review Issues Paper.
Assessment of competition issues in the telecoms sector is reaffirmed by Australian Competition Tribunal
CEPA’s advice to Australian communications provider Optus, highlighting the adverse impacts of a merger transaction between its two competitors, has been supported by the Australian Competition Tribunal.
Reputation acknowledged by ranking recognition
CEPA thanks those clients, industry leaders, associates and future economists for the feedback they provided to Consultancy.uk, resulting in the firm’s high-level, 2023 ranking as one of the “Top Economics consulting firms in the UK”.
Dr Darryl Biggar appointed to bolster CEPA Australia’s practice
CEPA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Darryl Biggar as a senior advisor in its Australian practice.
Net Zero’s trade imperative: A case study on the global demand for solar technology
We were commissioned by the Hinrich Foundation, to help them understand if global trade will be essential to sustain the transition to reach the International Energy Agency's target of Net Zero by 2050.
Competition issues in telecoms and related markets
Read our briefing note that examines issues in competition economics and law and how these affect market structure, firm behaviour, sharing agreements and mergers.
Spectrum auctions: thirty years in the making
Spectrum auctions are of strategic importance. Over the last three decades, hundreds of spectrum auctions have taken place worldwide and billions of dollars have been spent.
Our report about using reverse auctions for allocating public subsidies to promote mobile broadband coverage is presented to government
Dr Chris Doyle, CEPA's Head of Telecoms, has presented the findings of our latest communications sector report, commissioned by The World Bank, to Tanzanian government officials.
In the news: CEPA’s assessment of telecoms deal reaches the headlines
Our work is featured by iTnews and the author of the Expert Report, Dr Chris Doyle, CEPA's Head of Telecoms, is quoted for the independent analysis’ dissenting findings, drawn from the economic evidence.
Price caps in the Australian National Energy Market (NEM)
We were engaged by the Australian Energy Council to consider whether a relatively high market price cap and other market settings, in the presence of a capacity mechanism, would result in double payment for capacity at unnecessary customer cost.
We are expanding and recruiting across all levels, including 2023 graduate entry
We have vacancies for consultants at all levels, from recent graduates to experienced professionals.
The potential impacts of a partial merger between two of the three Australian mobile telecommunications market operators
Optus has commissioned CEPA to assess the competition impacts of an application to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for merger authorisation between Telstra Corporation Limited and TPG Telecom.
CEPA advises on tools to evolve energy regulation
The Council of European Energy Regulators has today published our recommendations for how energy regulators can best deploy ‘dynamic regulation’ tools – exemptions from the standard regulations that are limited in time and scope, which aim to foster learnings for future regulatory reforms.
New infrastructure investment approach to benefit millions across the Pacific region
A guide for institutional investors about co-investment options in infrastructure, developed by CEPA Australia, has been published.
Getting to net zero requires more policy experiments
A short note that proposes a greater role for deliberate policy experiments to help policy-makers and regulators identify the solutions that will best support decarbonisation at the lowest cost.
Final report on New Zealand’s 2020/21 base milk price calculation published
The Commerce Commission in New Zealand has published its final report following the review of Fonterra’s 2020/21 base milk price calculation.
Evaluation of New Reg trial in Australia released
The Australian Energy Regulator has published our independent evaluation of a trial, to deliver better outcomes for consumers through network consumer engagement and regulatory innovation.
CEPA Australia advise on asset beta and specific risk premium
We have supported the Commerce Commission, New Zealand with their regular review of the base milk price calculation.
From Rome to Sydney, a CEPA consultant’s tale of two cities
Tommaso Autorino, a consultant in CEPA's Australia office, is interviewed by Corriere della Sera (one of the main Italian newspapers).
Improvements in market operator governance
Calls are made for improvements to the governance framework for the Australian Energy Market Operator to support investment efficiencies, manage growing customer costs and achieve national energy goals.
CEPA supports Australian distributed energy resource (DER) access & pricing conversations
The Australian Energy Market Commission engaged CEPA to identify options that could improve the integration of DER into the electricity system.
CEPA senior advisor appointed to Australian Energy Regulator’s Board
Congratulations to Eric Groom PSM, on his prestigious appointment.
Report for the ongoing evaluation of the New Reg process published
The Australian Energy Regulator has published a second insights report that CEPA prepared for the ongoing evaluation of AusNet Services' trial of the New Reg process.
Publication of an issues paper on public transport fares in Sydney
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has published an issues paper as part of a major review of public transport fares in Sydney and surrounding areas.
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