What we do
It is difficult, if not impossible, to forecast the future because unforeseen events will always occur and credible forecasts themselves, if widely held, change outcomes. But, it is possible to think about the future. more >
We build models to help solve problems. In 20 years of research and consulting, we’ve found formal quantitative models to be incredibly powerful. TheCIE has a long standing commitment to developing cutting edge quantitative modelling tools. more >
TheCIE specialises in identifying the issues likely to arise from economic developments and government policies – macroeconomic, industry, trade, immigration and environmental.
Analysing options, setting priorities and development strategies for both corporations and government.
Structuring government enterprises
Governments around the world are under pressure to improve the efficiency with which they deliver services. TheCIE has conducted a number of studies of government enterprises and made practical proposals for their restructuring.
Undertaking market studies
New expectations, new technologies and new challenges continually force new demands on business and government. In today's highly competitive environment, meeting the market – giving consumers what they want – is crucial to business prosperity.
Modelling economic behaviour
TheCIE has a strong tradition of measuring and testing assumptions and economic behaviour using custom-built models in-house. For example, we constructed the Global Meat Industries model for the Meat Research Corporation in Australia as an input to its allocation of funding for research and development and as a tool for evaluating policy options.
TheCIE ensures that its research findings, comment and advice are communicated in simple, clear language in high quality reports, lectures and media presentations.
TheCIE has organised and participated in a number of conferences on topical issues in trade policy, an example being Trade Liberalisation: The Lessons of Experience in Hanoi in 1992, with the Ministry of Trade and Tourism, Vietnam, the Research Development of the World Bank and the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Organising think tanks
TheCIE staff have organised and run a number of very successful think tanks. This has involved working with clients to set an agenda, preparing briefing papers, facilitating the discussion and distilling the material for decision-making and action.
Canberra: TheCIE, 11 Lancaster Place, Majura Park, Canberra ACT 2609
Sydney: TheCIE, Suite 1, Level 16, 1 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000
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