Cummings Economics


Cummings Economics was first established in 1982 as W S Cummings Economic Research Services by WS & JG Cummings to provide economic and market research services based in Cairns, Australia, and based on the skills and experience of the firmís partners (see key personnel).

Today, Cummings Economics offers:


The firm offers a wide range of services, including:

Because of its location, the firm has developed a very strong capability in the regions and industries of Australia ís tropical north east. It also has a special capability in the economics of tourism and infrastructure development.


Over the years, clients have ranged from Sydney to the Torres Strait, across to the Northern Territory and Western Australia and into the Pacific. Although the firm has carried out a great deal of work for federal and state governments, it has had a particularly strong orientation to private enterprise clients, regional organisations and local government. In its home base region (Cairns/Far North Queensland), the firmís regular client list reads like a 'Whoís Who' in business, organisations and governments operating in the area.

Multi-Disciplinary Jobs:

The firm is highly experienced in organising multi-disciplinary teams to complete jobs and in participating in multi-disciplinary teams/sub contract arrangements.


By and large, the firm charges at an hourly rate for the different personnel involved. These rates are set at reasonable regional and not capital city rates. The firm is happy to assess the time involved to complete projects and provide a cost estimate/quotation.


Client confidentiality requirements are strictly observed.

Professional Associations:

The firm is a long time member of the Economic Society of Australia and the Regional Science Association of Australia & New Zealand.