Adept Economics was founded in Brisbane in 2014 by economist and public policy expert Gene Tunny. Gene has 15 years’ experience in economics and public policy, as a private sector consultant and state and Commonwealth official, most recently with Commonwealth Treasury.
Gene is an accomplished speaker and regular economics commentator for ABC and commercial radio and television current affairs. He has tutored and lectured in economics at the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology.
Gene has published peer-reviewed articles on topics including labour market policies, innovation, and car and film industry assistance that have been influential in the policy debate. For example, Gene’s article on car industry assistance alerted the Productivity Commission to the possible reductions in used car prices that might arise from freeing up importation of second hand cars, and has thus started a debate on this issue.