Our People Yuan Chou, Principal / VICTORIA & TASMANIA
(61 3) 8650 6000

Yuan is a Principal at ACIL Allen Consulting’s Melbourne office. He undertakes public policy and strategic analysis, cost-benefit analysis, program evaluations, general equilibrium and econometric modelling, as well as economic and social impact analysis.

Yuan’s consulting experience spans a wide range of industries and sectors, including aviation, road transport, education, health, retail, media, telecommunications, the arts, tourism, agriculture and natural resources.

Projects undertaken by Yuan include:

  • cost-benefit analyses of key research and development programs and projects for organisations such as CSIRO, Defence Science and Technology, Sustainability Victoria and Australian Pork Limited
  • analysis of the economic contribution and socioeconomic impacts of Perth Airport, Canberra Airport and Darwin Airport using Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling
  • economic appraisals of health infrastructure projects such as major hospital redevelopments, involving the quantification of the value of health benefits, for the New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmanian governments
  • cost-benefit analysis of measures to increase the energy efficiency of residential buildings, such as building standards and mandatory disclosure of energy efficiency performance at time of sale or lease
  • modelling of the demand and supply of skills for particular occupations (such as surveyors and geospatial specialists) or across industries and occupations
  • assessing the efficient cost of delivering effective schooling in Victoria for the Department of Education and Training.

Prior to joining ACIL Allen Consulting, Yuan was an academic at the University of Melbourne and subsequently a senior economist at the Centre for International Economics in Sydney and Access Economics in Canberra.

Yuan has a PhD, MPhil and MA in Economics from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honours) degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA.