Agriculture

Derek QuirkeA steady stream of our work involves analysing world and domestic events for the implications for Australian commodities, particularly agriculture and minerals. We routinely build models that allow analysis and forecasting of how agricultural commodity markets respond to global demand, international shifts in policy – such as trade reform, biofuel policy, etc. – and emerging threats (climate change, biosecurity risks) and opportunities (innovation, R&D).

We provide incisive commentary on structural change and globalisation, we work with complex data sets and analyse them in coherent and consistent ways, and we complete projects within their specified timeframes.

Our capability centres around the design, customisation and employment of sophisticated economic models including general equilibrium models. These models allow us to:

  • develop frameworks for establishing strategic plans;
  • forecast demand;
  • analyse risk and uncertainty; and
  • conduct scenario analyses.