Marcus is an experienced Applied Economist with a history of working in data analytics and evidence-based government policy development, the higher education industry, consulting, advocacy and small business management. Marcus holds a PhD in economics from Griffith University with a research specialisation in evaluating investments in renewable and natural resource assets under uncertainty. He is highly skilled in analytics, accounting and financial management, econometrics, statistics, quantitative finance and financial engineering.
Marcus currently works as an economic consultant and content contributor. He was formerly the Chief Economist at Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland based in Brisbane. In this role he was the principal of CCIQ’s Data Analytics site and analyst of the Pulse survey of Queensland business sentiment, publishing evidence-based articles relating to Queensland regional studies of employment, economic conditions and development, as well as state and national trade.
Marcus continues to work as an Adjunct Lecturer of Finance at James Cook University and was the Subjects Coordinator, Lecturer and development manager of the finance curriculum across the Townsville, Cairns, Brisbane, and Singapore campuses from 2014 to 2017. Prior to this academic appointment, he held was a Senior Economist at Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries working on projects associated with the Reef Plan initiative focused upon evaluating the adoption of best management practices within the Queensland sugar industry. He also worked as a private consultant providing economic advice contributing to the development of the 2016 Burdekin Water Quality Improvement plan.