"Applied Economics in the Private Sector" – Young Economist’s QLD Online Event - ONLINE ONLY


From: Wednesday September 29, 2021, 5:00 pm

To: Wednesday September 29, 2021, 6:30 pm

The application of economic theory and techniques differs greatly between Economist roles. The Young Economists QLD aim to provide a greater understanding into how economics is applied in practice within the public and private sector, as part of a two-part webinar series.

The second webinar in the series will cover Applied Economics in the Private Sector, where we will have Economists from Accenture, AEC Group and Blueprint Institute present case studies on how they have used economics in practice.

When: 5:00pm – 6:30pm, Wednesday 29th September 2021. Question time will follow the presentations.

Where: Zoom (register below to receive a link)

Cost: Free

Please register by 12pm 29th September 2021. The link to join this webinar will be included in your auto-generated invoice email - please look out for this and keep it safe until the webinar is due to be broadcast.

Meet the speakers


Jessica Mizrahi (Director, Accenture [previously AlphaBeta]).

  • Jess is an experienced economist, with over ten years’ experience across consulting, government and academia. She specializes in using economics to solve strategic business and policy problems. She has an extensive body of published thought leadership, focused on technology, media, telecommunications, the digital economy and the future of work. Jessica has used economic tools to quantify the impact of policies, the benefits of businesses and the value of national icons. Her research has been quoted in media, debated in parliament and used to inform business strategy. Jessica is currently the Vice President of the Economics Society of Australia. Her previous roles include UNSW, the ACCC, and Deloitte Access Economics.


Jonathan Pavetto (Senior Economist, AEC)

  • Qualifications: B Commerce & BA (International Business) – ANU. Jonathan is a Senior Economist with AEC, an economics, finance and market research firm. He has been involved in efforts to identify, promote and make the case for regional development opportunities in the north over the past 10 years and was a key contributor to the formation of the Developing Northern Australia Whitepaper. During his career, Jonathan has worked successfully with federal, state and local governments in economics, policy and communications roles. This work has included cost benefit analysis, detailed economic, regulatory and process reviews and economic development strategy. In addition to his professional work, Jonathan has served as President of the Hinchinbrook Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and has an extensive professional network across much of Australia. Jonathan is also a part-time Specialist Service Officer (Rank: Captain) in the Australian Army and has received a gold commendation for. Jonathan is also a volunteer firefighter for the Seymour Rural Fire Brigade.


Joshua Grice (Researcher, Blueprint Institute)

  • Josh is a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of Queensland completing a dual degree in Economics (Quantitative Methods) and Arts (History). He has a strong interest in both domestic public policy and global economic development sparked by a representative debating career, success in co-authoring a winning proposal for the 2020 Stanford/MIT COVID-19 Policy Hackathon, and his recent announcement as a New Colombo Plan Scholar (Singapore) by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Josh has experience as a research assistant in political economy, volunteer consultant for the QPHRA and in a variety of tutoring, coaching and community leadership roles inspired by his passion for young people and the power of education.

Who are the Young Economists?

The Young Economists in Queensland is aimed at promoting a community of young economists ranging from recent graduates to those within the first 10 years of their career working within industry, academia and the public sector. From hosting networking events to encouraging economic discussions and debates, the society actively encourages young career economists to build a network to support both personal and professional development.

Special membership prices are available to economists within the first 10 years of their career. Aside from participating in the entire range of Economic Society activities, membership also enables young economists to attend events tailored for young economists, meet your peers and discuss real economic issues. Membership price: $40 which may be tax deductible

To become a member, click here to register through ESA Queensland. Please select ‘Associate Membership – Young Economists’ under membership type to join. By joining Young Economists, you can also elect to join the Women in Economics Network at no extra cost.  


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