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William Li

William Li


William specialises in economic policy development, economic modelling and data analytics. William combines a diverse skillset that includes econometric modelling, cost-benefit analysis, economic impact assessment, program evaluation and geospatial analysis.

He has applied these skills to assist clients from both the public sector and industry to provide rigorous evidence-based advice on regulatory issues, innovation economics, regional development strategy and strategic planning and mapping, as well as developing tools and analytics for clients to derive insights from large and complex datasets using Python and R.
Prior to becoming an economic consultant, William held a number of economic advisory roles in the Victorian public service, across regional development, agriculture and economic policy.



  • Data analytics
  • Economic and market analysis
  • Evaluations
  • Regulatory and cost benefit analysis
  • Strategy and business cases


  • Arts, culture and recreation
  • Economic development
  • Primary industry and biosecurity
  • Property and housing
  • Science and innovation

Qualifications & accolades

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne (AUS)
  • Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne

Recent work highlights include:

  • Estimation of the value of data-driven innovation in New Zealand
  • A program evaluation of the impacts of a grants program for IoT and digital technology in agriculture in Victoria
  • A regulatory review of the use of remote and virtual inspections by regulators during COVID-19
  • Development of a rapid cost benefit analysis on the introduction of Energy Performance Ratings to buildings in New Zealand
  • A program evaluation of a state investment attraction grant scheme
  • A geospatial model of the distribution of use of different types of plant for firefighting across Victoria
  • Estimation of the size of the backyard eggs market in Australia

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