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


The positive impact of Covid-19 on road fatalities

Transport Economics

Evelyn Bratchford


COVID-19 restrictions have meant that we are driving less with positive impacts on road fatalities across the country. Now that we are through what we hope to have been the...

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Transport Infrastructure Water Health Education Government

Cost-benefit analysis for decision makers

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Anthony Vine


Megan Roberts


Cameron Ades


Uphaar Mehta

Senior Analyst

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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Benchmarking the price of public transport

Transport Economics Fare Setting

Robin Barlow


For the past five years, NineSquared has compared public transport fares across the world by estimating the number of minutes a person would have to work at the minimum wage...

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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.

Teamwork and Cooperation

Everyone at NineSquared is expected to be client facing and have an opinion. It means that I can influence how to help solve a client’s problem and help them make great decisions.

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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

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

The Return of the Milk Run?

Economics Research & Analysis

Seven challenges for regional and remote airports

Transport Economics Strategy Development & Review

The impact of COVID-19 on public transport demand

Transport Economics Demand Forecasting

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