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Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Master of Business Economics
Gerard is an economist specialising in labour markets and urban economies. He is fascinated by our cities, lives and work; and driven by finding ways to make them better and fairer.
Gerard has delivered a wide range of high-value, high-impact projects in the public, private and community sectors. He has deep expertise in labour market analysis – especially to do with automation, gender equity and regional labour markets – as well as education infrastructure, affordable housing, urban development and value capture.
Gerard combines sharp insight with analytical rigour to connect the dots between the numbers and the policy. He works collaboratively with his clients to develop the bespoke models, methods and tools they need to solve their policy problems.
Gerard leads multi-disciplinary teams and uses a wide range of quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques. These range from forecasting, cost-benefit analysis and development feasibility modelling, to focus groups and survey design.
Before joining our team, Gerard worked in the Australian Government Department of Employment where he led a labour market research team. In his nearly 10 years in Government, he worked around the full policy cycle; including new policy proposals, implementing reforms, program management and evaluation.
He also worked briefly in Laos, as a consultant to social enterprises in the local development sector.