Bradley Wong

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Bradley Wong

Chief Economist

Copenhagen Consensus Center


A University of Sydney graduate with a PhD in Economics and Finance, Brad's career has seen him serve private, public and social sector clients around the world in helping them answer their most challenging questions. "How much does it cost to run a fleet of submarines?", "What goals should the world focus on for the next 15 years to achieve the most good?" and "How do we improve circumstances for Bangladesh rice farmers to help lift them out of poverty?" are just some of the more interesting questions he has tackled in his career.

His current long term engagement is with the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a development think tank, as a project manager and then Chief Economist. In this role he works closely with some of the world's top academics, including Nobel Laureate economists, to help identify development strategies that do the most social, economic and environmental good for every dollar spent. This role has taken him to New York, Dhaka and soon Port-au-Prince to promote the Center's policy recommendations.

Prior to this, he spent 6 months as a consultant with TechnoServe in Mumbai, India, and from 2010 to 2013, he worked for the management consulting firm, Booz & Company (now Strategy&) on engagements spanning the fields of finance, energy, transport, defence and health.

Brad's career began in 2006 as Research Analyst with the Australian Securities Exchange where he applied quantitative analysis to assist the Exchange understand the behaviour of market participants. He undertook this role concurrently with his PhD, for which he was granted one of the largest ever scholarships for doctorate studies in Australia under the auspices of the Capital Markets Co-operative Research Centre. He has several academic articles published in internationally peer-reviewed journals.

Brad is a Director of Skyward Consultancy & Management Ltd.