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Ben Ellis

Partner, Transport & Infrastructure

KPMG Australia

Ben leads KPMG’s transport and infrastructure economics practice in Sydney. Ben has more than 15 years’ experience and is a professional economist with postgraduate qualifications in applied economics.

His areas of specialisation include economic appraisal, cost-benefit analysis, business case development, transport economics, regulation, demand forecasting, pricing and public policy analysis. Ben has led the economic appraisal and business case development of a number of major projects covering precincts, freight, roads, public transport (rail, bus, taxi), airports and ports.

Ben brings both local and international experience having worked on projects in Australia, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Botswana and Papua New Guinea. Ben has written guidance material on the economic appraisal of transport projects, and has presented research at numerous conferences in Australia and overseas. His current research focus is on the economics of connected and autonomous vehicles, and the economics of alternative funding mechanisms for infrastructure projects.

Areas of expertise

Data and Analytics Economic and commercial Infrastructure Innovation Logistics and post Mega trends Public Policy and Regulatory Change Public Transport Transport Infrastructure Transport and Logistics
Ben Ellis

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Queensland, 2005

  • Master of Economics, University of New England, 2012


  • Professional Member, Economics Society of Australia

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