Ben Ellis

Ben is a professional economist with postgraduate qualifications in applied economics. Ben has more than 10 years consulting experience in economics. Before joining NineSquared, Ben was the lead Director of the economics and infrastructure advisory practice for Deloitte Access Economics in Brisbane. He brings extensive experience in project evaluation and public policy analysis. His areas of specialisation include transport, infrastructure, regulation, resources and government.

Ben’s areas of expertise include cost-benefit analysis, prioritisation, economic analysis and modelling, econometrics, feasibility studies, demand forecasting, financial analysis and business case development. He has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and a Master of Economics from the University of New England.

Selected project experience

  • Economic input into the business case for the Beerburrum to Nambour rail duplication project
  • Cost-Benefit analysis and economic input into the business case for the Cross River Rail project
  • Cost-Benefit analysis and business case development of the underground Bus and Train (BaT) project in Brisbane
  • Economic evaluation of rail transport services contracts in Queensland
  • Financial and commercial advisor to the Government of Botswana for the $15 billion proposed Trans-Kalahari Rail and Port Project in Botswana
  • Review of rail access charges in Queensland
  • Development of a rail infrastructure prioritisation model for the Queensland Government
  • Development of a transport, electricity and water infrastructure prioritisation model for the Queensland Government
  • Willingness to pay survey and car park demand forecasts for the multi-deck carpark PPP at QEII Medical Centre in Perth
  • Cost-benefit analysis and patronage forecasts for a proposed tolled expressway in Sri Lanka
  • Estimation of vehicle operating cost savings for heavy vehicles using the Legacy Way tunnel in Queensland
  • Economic evaluation of the Hobart International Airport and Gold Coast Airport upgrades
  • Gold Coast Light Rail peer review of economic evaluation, demand forecasts and financial analysis
  • Economic analysis of a dedicated freight rail corridor from the Surat Basin to the Port of Brisbane
  • Development of freight demand forecast for Queensland Motorways
  • Business case development for the expansion of Kimbe Port in PNG
  • Cost benefit analysis of the Gateway Motorway North upgrade
  • Prioritisation of 21 open level rail crossing eliminations in Queensland
  • Financial and economic cost benefit analysis of taxi tolling systems at Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • Economic benefits of heavy vehicle rest areas

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