Ross Chapman

Ross Chapman is an Associate and Chief Economic Advisor in the Sydney office. He was born and educated in Australia and undertook post-graduate studies in England. He joined TheCIE in 1995, helping to establish the Sydney office after a 25 year academic career in the UK and Canada, and with the University of New South Wales including a secondment to the (then) Industry Commission (now Productivity Commission), where he also served as an Associate Commissioner on a number of enquiries.Ross’s interests lie in the application of economic techniques to:

  • industrial organisation questions with a special emphasis on utility pricing, price regulation and investment issues — his Australian and international publications have spanned the areas of pricing and demand uncertainty, takeovers, price regulation and utility privatisation, and firm profitability and investment
  • the interface between industry policy and environmental policy and the use by government of market-based instruments to address issues like efficient water use, salinity control and urban waste
  • project analysis including appraisal of the economic benefits of major infrastructure projects and government investment in non-market ventures
  • competition policy and regulatory reform in Australia and developing countries, and
  • reform of foreign investment incentives as a policy instrument in developing countries — experience includes economic advisory work in these fields in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Pacific Islands, Thailand, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
Ross Chapman

Ross can be contacted at our Sydney office.