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Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Finance, Master of Social Science (Environment and Planning)

James works to contribute to good planning and policy outcomes through high-quality, principled economic analysis.

James has specialist expertise in various forms of economic analysis, including cost-benefit analysis and economic impact assessment, as well as retail, employment land and housing demand modelling. He has also given expert evidence at planning panels and commission hearings.

James has a solid track record delivering evidence-based insights and advice on projects that aim to better understand and improve the social and economic impacts on communities of heavily regulated, externality-generating behaviours such as electronic gaming and alcohol consumption.

James believes that some urban development processes have helped form many hostile and dysfunctional places within Australian towns and cities. He wants to fix this and create places that enhance the lives of the community members who use them. His professional areas of interest include:

  • employment precincts
  • sustainable economic development
  • electronic gaming machines
  • environmental sustainability