Economists at Large are like “Economists without Borders”; a team of associate economists with a broad range of experience across economics, finance and sustainability. We specialise in environmental economics, the economics of animal welfare, tourism economics, natural resource economics and public policy analysis. Our special focus is on projects for the not-for-profit sector – community groups and non-government organisations.  We also have extensive experience working for government and private sector clients. Economists at Large has been working to promote sustainable economic outcomes for over 20 years.

Recent Updates

Recent blog and news posts.

Economics and drug markets

10/23/2014

In recent weeks, police celebrated a number of drug busts. Methamphetamines in Perth, marijuana in South Australia. Referring, I think, to the methamphetamines bust, I heard one TV report state.. read more

German energy politics and policy: Solar, Gas und Kohle

08/09/2014

In Australia there is great current debate about the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and whether it will increase or decrease energy prices. We often look to Germany for direction on.. read more

We found $384 million to $726 million in asylum seeker policy savings the Commission of Audit missed.

05/05/2014

The report released by the Commission of Audit (COA) last week reveals the unnecessarily high cost of asylum seeker policies in Australia. The report shows that offshore detention costs approximately $439,000 per.. read more