Eleanor Ansley

Consultant, Valuations and Business Modelling, EY

Industry, Academia

I work as a consultant in EY’s Business Modelling practice. The team focuses on both public and private clients and our work ranges from Labour Market modelling in the Australian economy to computation general equilibrium modelling.

I work in four main areas

·         Decision support: a large part of our team’s work is to gather, analyse, and explain complex economic data and concepts to non-economists. The linkages between data and economic concepts allows for clear, evidence based decision making.

·         Macroeconomic modelling and labour market modelling for a range of clients – This involves creating a dynamic model of the Australian economy and its labour market in order to take a granular look at the future of jobs and the job market in Australia.

·         Economic impact modelling – I developed a model that analysed the economic impacts of over 110 potential infrastructure projects in the Northern Australia region. As a part of this project I also built a visual tool that allows Regional managers to take the results into the field and easily explain the potential impacts of the projects to local communities.

·         Data visualisation – data visualisation is an incredibly useful way of presenting data that allows both economists and non-economists to take a deep dive into data and economic models to draw out insights which may not have been clear from the raw numbers.

As a micro-economist working in Canberra and in consulting my work involved both the private and public sector. I work predominantly in the decision support and analytics space. Economics projects I have delivered include microeconomic modelling, macroeconomic modelling, strategic decision support and evaluation, economic impact assessments and data analysis. 

Before joining EY I studied and worked at the Australian National University. At the ANU I worked as a tutor and a research assistant. I tutored for Microeconomics 1 and 2 and Macroeconomics 1 and 2 and researched in the health economics space.