Mitchell Scott joined CEPA’s Sydney office as an economist in 2021. Since joining the firm, he has contributed to projects in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom across several of the firm’s core sectors. His recent experience includes supporting regulators with implementing price regimes and advising on issues relating to cost of capital.
Prior to joining CEPA, Mitchell has worked as a labour economist for Australia’s Department of Education, Skills and Employment. His work involved developing the Department’s evidence base through research about emerging labour market issues, especially the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s labour force. He also modelled labour market outcomes using unit record data and analysed various marcoeconomic indicators through a COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard.
Mitchell obtained a B Finance, Economics and Statistics (First Class Honours) and a B Statistics (First Class Honours) from the Australian National University. He specialised in economics and produced a dissertation that examined how the funding for new projects is impacted by the distribution of expected returns, and the search and matching behaviour of investors and entrepreneurs. He also completed a statistics dissertation that proposed a new econometric technique for panel data when unobserved individual and time specific effects may be present. Throughout his studies, Mitchell has developed an extensive quantitative toolkit and is familiar with advanced statistical techniques in economics, econometrics and more generally. He is experienced in python, R and STATA.