Bethanie is an urban economist with over 7 years’ consulting experience covering a range of major development projects, strategic planning for cities, economic impact assessments, cost benefit analyses and feasibility studies for urban development and tourism projects across the Asia Pacific region. She specialises in economic modelling, forecasting, and spatial analysis.
Before returning to SGS in 2017, Bethanie was working in Hong Kong as an economic consultant in a multi-disciplinary team of economists, architects, engineers, urban planners and designers to provide quantitative modelling expertise, market research and economic advice on urban development and infrastructure projects. She has worked on projects in a variety of countries including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines.
She has also conducted research and contributed to academic papers presented at conferences across Australia. These papers cover topics such as agglomeration economies, housing affordability, urban planning for town centres, detailed demographic profiling, and public transport use.