Dr James Swansson

Senior Managing Consultant

P: +61 3 9005 0856

E: jswansson@srgexpert.com

James has over ten years’ experience consulting on public policy and regulatory economics issues in energy, transport, health and human services, education and workforce development, and public sector governance. James applies his strategic and analytical skills to the development of evidenced-based solutions to complex problems, particularly through the design and application of analyses in data rich contexts.

James holds a PhD from the Australian National University, and a MSc and honours degrees in Science and Arts from the University of Melbourne. He has published in Australian and European journals, and has ten years’ experience teaching at both universities.

My publications

Simon Orme, James Swansson and Eli Hefter of Sapere were engaged by the Australian government’s department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) to undertake a project to assess current arrangements for consumer access to energy consumption data and scope proposals for change. The project arose from the Australian Government’s announcement in its 2011 Clean Energy ...

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Sapere prepared a report for the Australian government on the impact of extreme weather events on the National Electricity Market, as part of preparation for a third National Energy Security Assessment (NESA). The first part of the report is an historical analysis of data and reports on extreme weather events. It identifies historical linkages between ...

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On 31 May 2016, the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) issued its Final Determination for Regulated retail electricity prices for 2016-17. This determination relates to the “R” component of retail prices seen by customers. The “N” or network component is set by the Australian Energy Regulator. Under the final decision, regulated retail prices in Queensland increase, ...

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This report finds that the degree of network congestion upon which the proposals in Ergon’s Tariff Structure Statement depend has been over-stated by two (2) orders of magnitude based on Ergon’s public data on zone substation congestion. It follows that the AER’s August 2016 Draft Decision finding that the ETSS contributes sufficiently to the achievement ...

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A cost utility analysis of a pilot of bowel screening in New Zealand. The analysis used micro-simulation to explore the cost effectiveness of a bowel screening programme in a New Zealand setting. It found that bowel screening is an extremely cost effective health intervention. ...

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