Julian Morison, Senior Consultant, BDO EconSearch

Julian Morison

Senior Consultant, BDO EconSearch



Julian has over 30 years’ experience in applied economic analysis, particularly related to agriculture, fisheries, transport infrastructure and regional economic development.

He has conducted numerous economic analysis research projects and consultancies for various firms and government organisations, several of which have involved workshops and seminars on input-output methods, cost benefit analysis and other analytical tools.


  • BDO EconSearch
  • Project Evaluation - undertaking cost benefit analysis and applying other standard analytical techniques for the evaluation of investment proposals
  • Economic Modelling - constructing and applying state and regional economic impact models such as input-output  (I-O) and computable general equilibrium (CGE)
  • Policy Review - developing and reviewing policy for industry organisations and Government agencies
  • Regional Analysis - collecting primary and secondary data, identifying threats and opportunities, preparing snapshots of regional economic structure
  • Market Analysis - data gathering and statistical analysis for studies of industry growth, market development and market decline
  • R&D Evaluation -  undertaking cost benefit analysis of R&D investments for research and development corporations, cooperative research centres (CRCs) and other research agencies


  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Fishing and Aquaculture
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Water and Environment

Key assignments

  • Economic Value of the Australian Chicken Meat Industry, for AgriFutures Australia, Australian Chicken Meat Federation (2018)
  • Northern Territory Fisheries Gap Analysis and Economic Indicators, Northern Territory Seafood Council (2018)
  • Economic Analysis of the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme, for SA Water & SA Department of Primary Industries and Regions (2017)
  • Regional Economic Impact on the Dairy Industry of the 2016 Milk Price Step Down, for Vic Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (2016)
  • Economic and Social Indicators for South Australian Fisheries, for SA Department of Primary Industries and Regions (1997 – ongoing)
  • Interim Regional Economic Analysis of SA Sustainable River Murray 3IP Project, for SA Department of Primary Industries and Regions (2017)
  • Economic Impacts of Reduced Water Allocations in Hynam East WMA, for Hynam East Irrigators Group (2016)
  • Economic Impact of the Port of Newcastle, for Port of Newcastle (2018)
  • Economic Analysis for Old Royal Adelaide Hospital Site, for John Holland and Commercial & General (2016)
  • Economics of Live Music in South Australia, for the SA Music Development Office (2017)


  • BAgEc, MEcSt, MInfEng, PhD