A leading Australian economics and strategy consulting firm

NineSquared balances economic rigour with practical commercial advice to deliver business insights and help shape public policy.

We are passionate about helping our clients solve their most important commercial and public policy problems.


We offer our clients expert knowledge in economics with customised commercial and policy advice designed to help make complex decisions easier.

Our rigorous economic analysis helps our clients make intelligent decisions that benefit both their organisation and the greater community. We work with decision-makers working in organisations of all sizes, from national and state government departments to major private sector firms and small organisations.

Our team brings problem-solving expertise from fields as diverse as economics, mathematics, finance, political science, geography and environmental science. We draw upon these unique perspectives to develop truly effective, innovative solutions for our clients.

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Understand The World

Analyse local, national and international developments to provide insight into risks and opportunities.

Gain insights

Identifying Opportunities

Take advantage of our economic and commercial analysis and our industry and sector expertise to identify, understand and prioritise opportunities.

Explore opportunities

Make Great Decisions

Make better decisions with evidence-based insights tailored to your commercial or public policy requirements

Achieve better outcomes

The latest Insights from NineSquared

Transport Government

2021 Fares Benchmarking Report

Fare Setting Transport Economics

Robin Barlow


Byron Christensen


The 2021 Public Transport Fare benchmarking Report NineSquared released its 2021 Fare Benchmarking Report comparing public transport fares across 38 cities across the world. Fares are benchmarked by calculating the...

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Transport Infrastructure Water Health Education Government

Cost-benefit analysis for decision makers

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Fiona Good


A non-technical guide to cost-benefit analysis for decision makers Decision-making is huge part of our everyday lives. Some decisions feel almost automatic, others require immense consideration. We understand how challenging decision-making can be. NineSquared’s mission is to help our clients...

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Managing the empty container supply chain

Transport Economics Economics Research & Analysis Strategy Development & Review

Phil Bullock


Uphaar Mehta


Naidhruv Singh

Senior Analyst

Why worry about an empty box? Next time you watch an ‘unboxing’ event , spare a thought for the much larger box that product came in. Sea freight containers don’t...

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Our People

We are an economics firm that employs geographers, mathematicians, accountants, political scientists and even a marine scientist. Our collective diversity allows different perspectives to be applied to solving our client’s problems

Dedication to Clients

Our clients’ issues don’t follow a schedule and nor do we. That’s one of the reasons we solve problems, not fill out timesheets.

A Culture of Ideas

I am proud of our people and the different experiences they bring. It creates a culture where solutions can come from left field.

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NineSquared has contributed to the success of important national, state and business projects across Australia. Find out more about our work in transport, infrastructure, water, health, education, environment, resources and mining, and government.

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We combine economic and commercial analysis with deep matter expertise and experience in the specific industry sectors in which we work

Opportunities and Associated Value in Carbon Neutral Certification & Environmental Accounts for the Australian Oyster Industry

Feasibility Studies Strategy Development & Review

Prader-Willi Syndrome Centre of Excellence Health Care Model

Strategy Development & Review Economics Research & Analysis
Transport Government

2021 Statutory Review of the National Transport Commission

Strategy Development & Review

Strategic Review of the Victorian Empty Container Supply Chain

Strategy Development & Review Transport Economics

Analysis of rail access charges for a private rail freight operator

Infrastructure Pricing Regulatory Economics

Economic Analysis of the Sydney Intermodal Terminal

Transport Economics Economics Research & Analysis

New South Wales Population Projections

Economics Research & Analysis

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Government Infrastructure

NSW Budget 2020-21: An economy low on people power

Economics Research & Analysis

The positive impact of Covid-19 on road fatalities

Transport Economics
Transport Environment

Electric buses need the right energy mix to be a green alternative to diesel

Transport Economics Economics Research & Analysis
Transport Health

Is Covid-19 reducing Australia’s road fatalities?

Economics Research & Analysis

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Resources & Mining

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