Andrew Charlton is an economist based in Sydney. He previously worked for the Prime Minister of Australia as senior economic advisor. Prior to that he worked at the London School of Economics and Oxford University. He holds a maters and doctorate in economics from Oxford University where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. His academic work focusses on trade policy and economic development. He is the author of numerous articles and 4 books. He is currently director of AlphaBeta.
What do you (or your business) do?
AlphaBeta is an economics and strategy business. We combine robust economic analysis with traditional consulting skills to help clients navigate dynamic markets. Global markets are being transformed by powerful economic forces, including the rapid growth of emerging economies, accelerating technological and demographic trends, climate change and commodity volatility. By bringing economic and strategy together, we help businesses and governments adapt and prosper in dynamic markets.
How do you stay successful in your industry?
The consulting industry is changing. We try to use new technology to ensure we stay at the cutting edge of analysis. AlphaBeta owns and licenses a suite of economic data from multiple sources which offers proprietary insights into economic trends. Our data includes real time economic information, employment data, housing and transport information.