Raymond joins the CIE in 2017. His expertise is in quantitative economics. Over his 15 years in Australia’s public and private sectors, he concentrates on applying mathematics, statistics and computer programming to help find solutions to most complex economic issues in Australia and international contexts.
Prior to joining the CIE, Raymond worked at BAEconomics where he developed BAEGEM, a flexible, multi-regional Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model with multiple modules that could be assembled and detached for specific quantitative analysis. He has used BAEGEM to conduct numerous economic analyses for his clients, including commodity demands, industry structure, household welfare by skills and income levels, trade, taxes, energy, climate change policy and economic impact analysis. His modelling works have been published in peer-reviewed journals including Nature and Energy Economics.
Raymond also has extensive experience in database design and data mining. Some of his recent works include development of a global CGE database for 2013, an annual Input-Output database for States and Territories from 1991 to 2016 and a land use GIS database for Australia.
Raymond has nearly 10 years’ experience working for the Australian Government, including the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (DAFF), the Treasury and the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE).
Raymond holds a Master of Economic degree from the Australian National University and a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering. Prior to settling in Australia, Raymond ran a software development business in Hong Kong and had worked as an industrial engineer.
Raymond can be contacted in our Canberra office.