Dennis McCarthy

Senior Economist

Dennis joined the CIE in 2014.  He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney.

At the CIE Dennis has worked on a range of areas including projects relating to regulation of industry and public finance. These projects have involved demand forecasting, benefit-cost analysis and other economic modelling analyses.

Some examples of his recent work are below:

  • Modelling of the economic impact of the State Infrastructure Strategy 2018 for Infrastructure NSW, along with other evaluations of infrastructure projects and planning policies for clients such as the Greater Sydney Commission and Department of Planning and Environment.
  • Development of the investment case for HIV diagnostic technologies for infants in high-risk countries, for the World Health Organisation. Dennis estimated the costs of testing and treatment of GIV under different roll-out scenarios for diagnostic technologies.
  • A number of studies related to the waste industry at a state and national level, such as a study estimating headline economic values of the waste industry in Australia for the Commonwealth Department of Energy and Environment.
  • Maximum and average demand forecasting for electricity and gas distributors, including work involving the implementation of demand forecasting methodologies, management of large datasets, and review of methodologies.
  • A review of the economic impact of Streamlined Visa Processing and Post-work study rights for VET sector, for which Dennis was responsible for econometric modelling of the Higher Education Sector.
  • Estimation of the economic costs associated with Asbestos-related diseases in Australia for the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA)
  • Cost-benefit analysis and preparation of Business Cases for infrastructure projects and regulatory changes, such as cost-benefit analysis for the Office of Local Government (OLG) that examined the regulation of swimming pools.

Dennis can be contacted in our Sydney office.