Greg Martin is an independent consultant, based in Canberra. He formed IDA Economics Pty Ltd in August 2007 after two years as a Vice President in CRA International’s Regulatory Economics and Public Policy Group, based in Canberra. He joined CRA after having been a senior consultant with ACIL Consulting since 1986. He held senior positions in the (now) Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Productivity Commission in the early 1980s.
Mr. Martin is an industry analyst with a strong background in microeconomics, who provides analysis and advice on economic issues and policy for Australian corporate, industry, and government clients. In particular, he specialises in industry and policy analysis for manufacturing, the farm sector, and service industry clients. His consulting work has included projects on microeconomic reform; industry assistance; statutory marketing; R&D policy and evaluation; farm, fishing, and forestry policy; commodity outlooks; investment analysis; indirect taxation; defence; and energy. He has extensive experience in cost-benefit analysis and financial modelling, including project evaluation. The major focus of his work has been promoting an efficient allocation of resources, especially through addressing impediments to market-based developments.
Recent IDA consulting projects have included: assisting with the establishment of Pollination Australia; review of technology options and indicative benefits of RFID for the sheep industry; impact assessment of fisheries and pig industry R&D projects; and an assessment of defence industry capability.