A leading regulatory economics expert
Dr Nicholas is a sought-after economist for advising governments, regulators and corporations on major infrastructure programs and projects throughout Southeast Asia, Australia and China.
His wide-ranging experience includes energy, water, finance, transport, telecommunications, health, infrastructure provision and regulatory structure. Example assignments include road, airport and rail projects in Indonesia, private participation in electricity in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines, impact assessment of Malaysian independent power projects, evaluation of geothermal projects in the Philippines and assessment of the regulation of water and electricity industries in Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia.
Dr Nicholas is currently Team Leader advising the Indonesian government on acceleration of infrastructure projects in the transport, energy, water and telecoms sectors.
Positions & Directorships
- Director – Tasman Economics
- Chairman, Regional Director – IPA Energy + Water Economics
- Chief Executive – London Economics, ACIL Tasman, Tasman Economics, Tasman Institute
- International Advisor – China Securities Investor Protection Fund
- Deputy Director – Institute for Fiscal Studies
- Expert – International Labour Office (ILO)
- Expert – Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Acknowledgements, Industry roles & Membership
- Adjunct Professor – Law School, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
- Adjunct Professor – Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
- Visiting Fellow – Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
- Academic Visitor, Senior Research Associate – Balliol College, Oxford
- Guest Professor – China Executive Leadership Academy, Pudong, China
- Fellow – University of Melbourne, Australia
- Visiting Professor – City University Business School
- Governor – Research into Ageing Charity
- Trustee, Acting Director – Oxford Policy Institute
- Member – Royal Economic Society, University House Melbourne, Pacific Institute, Economic Society of Australia