Our team applies exacting standards of rigor and impartiality to our economic and policy analysis, and have postgraduate and graduate training in applied economics. We routinely submit business cases to Departments of Treasury and Finance at state and commonwealth levels, and contribute to pricing submissions to economic regulators including the Essential Services Commission.
Grounded and multidisciplinary
We are not just theoretical economists; we have a profound understanding of the complex reality of issues in water, environment, agriculture and natural resource management. Our team has deep expertise in these areas, as well as in waste and regional development. We also draw from our colleagues in horticulture and agriculture, science and engineering to ensure that we provide holistic advice, and apply economic principles to markets about which we are deeply well informed.
In 2021, RMCG's team of horticulture experts and economists worked with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and global urban agriculture consultancy Agritecture to investigate effective urban f...Read More
A willingness to invest in agriculture is currently strong in Victoria's central Gippsland region, given high demand for quality food supply, low interest rates, good access to markets and the natural...Read More
Market access is critical for the Australian horticulture industry. Australian growers export approximately $3 billion worth of horticultural commodities annually, accounting for about 25% of Australi...Read More
In Victoria’s high rainfall zone many farmers burn crop stubble each year. This is to mitigate against problems that result from the high crop load such as pests and machinery blockage. However, the...Read More
RMCG evaluated the economic benefits of internet and phone connectivity for grain farmers in Victoria’s Wimmera Mallee region in partnership with Birchip Cropping Group. Technological development ...Read More
RMCG assisted several Victorian water authorities with preparation for their Water Plan 4 submissions to the ESC, including Coliban Water, Western Water, Westernport Water, Goulburn Murray Water and M...Read More
RMCG is assisting South East Water develop a business case for the water servicing component of the Fishermans Bend redevelopment in Melbourne. Fishermans Bend is the largest urban redevelopment proje...Read More
RMCG is working with the world-leading Australian Centre of Field Robotics at the University of Sydney to explore the commercialisation potential of automated robotics on vegetable farms. The work, fo...Read More
RMCG, with the assistance of EconSearch, estimated the value of the chicken meat industry in Victoria. The Victorian chicken meat industry is clustered around Geelong, Bendigo and the Mornington Penin...Read More
RMCG applied the Hedonic Pricing Method to estimate the economic value of investing in Melbourne Water's land assets as parks and playgrounds. By understanding how residential property prices are affe...Read More
We assisted the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy in compiling non-governmental investments on Great Barrier Reef protection and enhancement for 2013-14 and 2014-15. The study looked a...Read More
RMCG assisted the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy in exploring private sector investments in biodiversity conservation. The study involved developing a framework for understanding th...Read More
RMCG has collaborated with Melbourne Water to implement the Stringybark Catchment Water Quality Tender from 2014 to 2015. The primary objective of the tender was to improve water quality by reducing d...Read More