About the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics
BREE uses the best available data sources to deliver forecasts, data research, analysis and strategic advice to the Australian government and to stakeholders in the resources and energy sectors.
The Bureau was formed on 1 July 2011. Its creation reflects the importance placed on resources and energy by the Australian Government and the value of these sectors to the Australian economy. Key mandates of BREE are to provide high quality data, forecasts and research on resources and energy for Australia from an economic perspective. BREE also offers a range of professional services for its external clients.
The Executive Director/Chief Economist of BREE is Professor Quentin Grafton. He is supported by a dedicated team of resource and energy economists as well as an advisory board. The board is chaired by Blair Comley, the Secretary of RET, and includes prominent Australian experts from both the private and public sectors.
The team at BREE holds a range of skills across over several economic disciplines and subject areas including:
- applied economic research and policy analysis in resources, energy and the environment
- microeconomic analysis
- macroeconomic analysis and markets
- applied mathematics
- mathematical modeling
- data collection
- statistical and econometric analysis and forecasting
- scenario and risk analysis.
The team at BREE also has an in-depth knowledge of resources and energy from both an Australian and a global perspective.