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Kishan Ratnam

BCom (Economics and Finance) (Hons), DipMathSci (Probability and Statistics)
+61 3 8616 0331

Kishan is an economist who specialises in economic and econometric analysis, population and employment forecasting, gravity and spatial-interaction modelling, and transport economics. He applies these quantitative and GIS skills to a variety of urban and regional projects.

Kishan has extensive experience in small area population, employment and enrolment forecasting, including modelling agglomeration economies which arise from land use and infrastructure initiatives.

Recently, Kishan developed land use forecasts for use in the state government transport model (VITM) as well as contributing to substantial transport projects such as the East-West Link, Melbourne Rail Link, Auckland Rail Link, Newcastle Light Rail, and the North-West Rail Corridor in Adelaide.

Additional projects which have involved significant quantitative and spatial (GIS) components include modelling housing capacity, demand and supply for Moonee Valley and Dandenong local councils, utilising a gravity model to analyse the retail system of Geelong, and developing an Input Output (IO) econometric model which addresses some of the key shortcomings of the conventional IO approach.