Steve Corcoran

Steve Corcoran


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Steve is a leading economist with 25 years’ economic consulting experience. He has assisted federal, state and local government; industry associations; not-for-profit organisations and businesses with quantitative analysis of economic issues, regulations and economic policy. Steve has deep expertise in applied microeconomics, cost-benefit analysis, economic modelling, forecasting, economic impact analysis, economic contribution analysis and Australian Government agency cost recovery. Sector experience includes transport, aviation, tourism, international trade, agriculture, education, manufacturing, mining, the arts and health.

Influential work

  • Conducted a cost-benefit analysis of using biomass to produce renewable diesel or hydrogen in Western Australia (WA) for the WA Government
  • Prepared a submission for Hobart Airport to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the economic regulation of airports, and modelled the weighted average cost of capital for Hobart Airport to inform pricing negotiations with airlines
  • Assisted the Australian National Audit Office with a performance audit of the implementation of the Tourism 2020 strategy and Tourism Australia
  • Advised institutional investors on the privatisation of Whitsunday Coast Airport, Port Hedland International Airport, Sydney Airport and other toll road concessions and airports
  • Contributed to the Anti-Dumping Commission and Department of Industry review of the Australian steel and aluminium sectors and economic modelling of the implications of trade remedies.

Outside of Nous

Steve started his economic consulting career with Access Economics as a Senior Economist and rose to become a co-owner and company director. He was responsible for leading the Economic Advisory and Policy practice, managing a large team and assisting clients with various applied microeconomic analysis and economic modelling projects. After Access, Steve established Cadence Economics and consulted with Strategic Reform. Steve started his career at the Australian Bureau of Statistics as a research officer, with a cadet study scholarship during his honours year of a Bachelor of Econometrics (Honours) at the Australian National University.

In his spare time...

Steve is a volunteer patrol captain with Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club, keeping the public safe and educating future lifesavers as chair of the Canberra/Broulee Nippers program.