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Brian Fisher is the Managing Director of BAEconomics Pty Ltd, an Australian economic consultancy firm.
Fisher was appointed as Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) in 1988. A biographical note states that he "left the Bureau briefly for a senior position in the Federal Department of Primary Industries and Energy before returning to ABARE as Executive Director in 1995."
The biographical note states that:
- "Concurrently with his position at ABARE, in 1993 Brian was appointed one of the experts completing the socioeconomic assessment of climate change for the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Second Assessment Report. He played an integral role in the international climate change negotiations as economic adviser to Australia’s negotiating team in the lead up to, and at, the third Conference of the Parties in Kyoto. He again fulfilled that role at the fourth, fifth and sixth Conferences of the Parties of the UNFCCC and was engaged as one of the experts completing the IPCC’s Third and Fourth Assessment Reports. Brian is also approached by government departments and private firms to advise on climate change, emissions trading and the economic impact of current and future climate and energy policies."
- "In addition to his position with ABARE in 2003 and 2004 he was an Associate Commissioner of the Productivity Commission and in 2005 the Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Exports and Infrastructure Taskforce. He received the Farrer Memorial Medal in August 1994, became a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in November 1995, was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2002 and received an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2007. He holds a PhD in agricultural economics and a DScAgr (Honoris Causa) from the University of Sydney."
Key professional appointments in Fisher's professional career have been:
- Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Sydney: 6-7-82 to 19-2-84
- Chief Research Economist, Bureau of Agricultural Economics (BAE), Canberra - 20-2-84 to 16-5-85
- Deputy Director, BAE, Canberra: 17-5-85 to 27-10-85
- Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Sydney: 28-10-85 to 21-8-88
- Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Sydney: 28-10-85 to 21-11-88
- Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sydney: 1-8-87 to 21-11-88
- Executive Director, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), Canberra: 21-11-88 to 19-2-95
- Executive Director, Agriculture and Forests Group, Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra: 20-2-95 to 3-12-95
- Executive Director, ABARE, Canberra: 4-12-95 to 15-9-06
- Vice President, CRA International: 25-9-06 to 24-3-08
- Executive Director, Economic Analysis, Concept Economics Pty Ltd25-3-08 to 30-9-08
- Chief Executive Officer, Concept Economics Pty Ltd: 1-10-08 to 2-10-09
- Managing Director and Chairman, BAEconomics Pty Ltd12-10-09 to present
Concurrent staff appointments
- Chief Operating Officer, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia: 5-3-01 to 31-3-02
- Associate Commissioner, Productivity Commission, Australia: 14-4-03 to 30-4-04
- Chairman, Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Exports and Infrastructure: 18-3-05 to 20-5-05
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- CRA, "Dr. Brian Fisher joins CRA International as vice president in firm's Economic and Policy Analysis Practice", Media Release, October 17, 2006.