Why Adept Economics is the Right Choice for You

15 Years Cost Benefit Analysis Experience

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.

Radio & Television Appearances 

ABC News Video – Privatisation Push as Power Prices Surge Again

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Testimonials to Gene’s ability to produce high-quality economic analysis and advice include:

Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment, regarding the James Cook University High School Feasibility Study.

“Gene, thank you for your ongoing patience as the reference group took the needed time individually and as a group to debate, reflect and comment. You have been a pleasure to work with.”

Lee Callum - Executive Director, Strategy, Research and Performance, Infrastructure Services.
Southern Qld Institute of TAFE, regarding a funding application for a new training centre to the Commonwealth Education Investment Fund.

“Your support of our staff and the significant work you undertook in relation to the development of the feasibility study and cost benefit analysis was integral to our application. The professionalism and responsiveness you provided, especially within the short timeframe was invaluable.”

Trevor Schwenke - Former Institute Director