Honorary Research Associate, Murdoch University

Adam is a Director with the Economics, Regulation and Policy Group at Ernst & Young in Perth and is an Honorary Research Associate of Murdoch University. Prior to joining Ernst and Young, Adam was a Lecturer with the School of Engineering and Information Technology at Murdoch University, specialising in energy economics, energy policy, electricity markets and the regulatory economics of natural monopoly infrastructure. From 2006 to 2008 Adam was employed as Manager of Projects at Western Australia’s Economic Regulation Authority, specialising in revenue cap regulation of the energy and water industries in in the monitoring of the Wholesale Electricity Market.

Adam has expertise in engineering economics, mathematical/statistical/financial modelling and the analysis of regulatory policy and energy markets. Much of Adam’s work has involved the development of reports that can be understood by a non-technical audience. However, Adam has also published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers that have applied cutting edge economic/financial analysis techniques, mainly focused on electricity investment decisions in the face of deep uncertainties that may affect a project’s viability.

Experience

  • –present
    Honorary Research Associate, Murdoch University
  • –present
    Associate Director, Economics, Regulation and Policy, Ernst and Young

Education

  • 2010 
    Murdoch, BEcon (Hon 1), GradDipMathsStats

Publications

  • 2017
    Overlapping carbon pricing and renewable support schemes under political uncertainty: Global lessons from an Australian case study, Applied Energy
  • 2017
    A framework for planning sustainable seawater desalination water supply, Science of the Total Environment
  • 2015
    Climate policy uncertainty and power generation investments: A real options-CVaR portfolio optimization approach, Energy Procedia
  • 2015
    Comparative economic and environmental assessments of centralised and decentralised seawater desalination options, Desalination
  • 2015
    Environmental and economic assessment of beach well intake versus open intake for seawater reverse osmosis desalination, Desalination
  • 2014
    The effect of political cycles on power investment decisions: Expectations over the repeal and reinstatement of carbon policy mechanisms in Australia, Applied Energy
  • 2014
    Environmental life cycle assessment of seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant powered by renewable energy, Renewable Energy
  • 2014
    Evaluation of power investment decisions under uncertain carbon policy: A case study for converting coal fired steam turbine to combined cycle gas turbine plants in Australia, Applied Energy