Young Professionals Network

Economics Society of Australia (Young Professionals) (Vic) is affiliated with the Economics Society of Australia and the national Young Economists Network.

The Young Professionals Network provides networking and professional development opportunities for early-to-mid-career professionals, and undergraduate/postgraduate students, that are interested in connecting with others working in the field of economics.

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Ariel Shavit - Co-President, Young Professionals Council

Ariel is a consultant with FTI Consulting's Economic and Financial Consulting team. His role involves assisting clients in understanding market conditions and forecasting outcomes by providing evidence-based analysis and critical insights derived from market modelling. He graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics and minoring in Business Law.

Nitul Deshpande - Co-President, Young Professionals Council

Nitul works at the Essential Services Commission (ESC) in Victoria as a Regulatory Analyst. He has worked on utility regulation projects in the electricity, transport, and water industries. He has taken part in price reviews, tariff approvals, fee reviews, and regulatory investigations at the ESC. He has a degree in econometrics from the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining the ESC, he worked at different organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Aneeq Sarwar - Treasurer, Young Professionals Council

Dr. Khan is the Lead Economist at Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), specialising in Productivity, Innovation, Climate Change, Big Data, and Machine Learning. He has worked across industry and academia practicing and teaching development, econometrics, and innovation. As Treasurer he is committed to helping build and foster professional development opportunities and networks for early career economists.

Teresa Chan - Secretary, Young Professionals Council

Teresa is an economist at SGS Economics and Planning. She is curious about how the economy works and passionate about addressing pressing challenges facing Australian households through an economics lens. She aspires to utilize her analytical skills to create sustainable and equitable solutions for communities.

Michelle Shi - Young Professionals Council Member

Michelle is a senior economist with Deloitte Access Economics, within the macroeconomic policy and forecasting team. Michelle manages the Weekly Economic Briefing, a subscription newsletter on contemporary economic topics, and works with a range of public and private clients on workforce transition, industry analysis and retail trends. Michelle was previously the president of the Economics Student Society of Australia (Monash branch) and looks forward to organising activities where young economists can meet and get together.

Rob Turner – Young Professionals Council Member

Rob graduated from Deakin University with degrees in History and Commerce (economics). He is a senior regulatory analyst with the Essential Services Commission. He is interested in economic regulation, pricing and market efficiency.

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