Rebecca Riel

Senior Economist

Rebecca has 9 years of economics and policy experience across a range of areas including planning reforms, infrastructure development, education, service pricing, taxation, environmental regulation, and in the labour market. She is experienced in cost-benefit analysis, stakeholder consultation, and policy evaluation and reform. Rebecca has both public policy and economics experience from the Queensland Treasury, the Commonwealth Department of Treasury, and the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Rebecca has worked across a range of policy areas since joining the CIE in 2015. Some of her recent projects are listed below:

  • Modelled the impacts from production efficiencies for vaccinations for the CSIRO.
  • Modelled the impacts of policies implemented to achieve the NSW Premier’s faster housing target using planning data and through industry consultation.
  • Led the stakeholder consultation to assess the feasibility of extending the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) Program to students from Foundation to Year 2 for the Department of Education and Training.
  • Analysed the opportunities for the provision of Australian vocational education and training in China, Thailand and Japan through consultation with Australian government agencies, foreign government policy teams, and multilateral agencies (including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the International Labour Organisation, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization).
  • Estimated the impact of the Government’s announced changes to levy GST on the importation of goods under the low value threshold (A$1000) for the Conference of Asia Pacific Express Carriers.
  • Conducted a cost benefit analysis of changes to the NSW planning system for the NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Rebecca can be contacted in our Sydney office.