As an expert in Statistics and Economics, and an ex-lecturer in these topics at the University of Canberra, I can run education sessions on how to conduct and interpret statistical and economic analysis.

I have taught a number of short courses in economics; conducting statistical analysis in R; conducting and interpreting regression analysis; applied microsimulation modelling; and identifying sources of data. These have been taught to graduates in the Commonwealth Public Service (Department of Social Security; Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities; and the Department of Industry).

I also teach an introduction to microsimulation modelling in a 2 day course, which is designed for State Government. This is an applied course, with examples using Excel models; and a model in the OpenM++ microsimulation language. This course can have up to 10 students.

I have a basic Statistics 1 day course, which includes statistical analysis using R, a free statistical analysis program that council staff can download and use for their own work.

I also have a basic Economics 1 day course that trains staff to interpret and question economic models. In particular, with CGE economic models, a number of questions need to be asked about the assumptions being made, and this course will train staff to ask the right questions.

These courses are a set price for a 1 or 2 day course with you supplying rooms and computers. The R statistical package and OpenM++ for the microsimulation course are free, and will be provided to staff before the course.