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We're Archerfish


We calculate the impact of policy ideas that work

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We're Archerfish


We calculate the impact of policy ideas that work

 

Who are we?

Archerfish is an economic advisory firm that specialises in collecting and analysing data to determine the economic impact of evidence-based interventions in health, education, social welfare, criminal justice, social services and housing.

Our clients are service providers and funders of policies and interventions designed to alleviate social disadvantage. 

We have specialised skills in clinical psychology, behavioural economics, health economics, epidemiology and data science. These skills provide us with a comprehensive understanding of the pragmatics of service delivery and the quantitative skills to focus policy and budgetary objectives.

Our work informs social policy analysis from the point of view of decision‑makers who are balancing the best interests of those less advantaged than most and taxpayers who expect governments to invest wisely.

 
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We are rigorous in our analysis


We deal in facts

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We are rigorous in our analysis


We deal in facts

 

What do we do?

  • We help our clients to formulate and critique evidence-based policies and practices. 
  • We tie reliable evidence and economic reasoning together to answer the question, ‘Which policies meet their design requirements and provide value for the funders’ money?’
  • We use decision tools like cost-benefit analysis, we provide advice to our clients on which policies and interventions have credibly measurable rates of return and which in turn, support budget submissions.

 
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We are data driven


What story do the numbers tell?

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We are data driven


What story do the numbers tell?

 

How do we do it?

We have used our expertise in behavioural economics, experimental psychology, data science, health economics and epidemiology to build a detailed cost-benefit model based on an approach developed by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy. This involves building sectoral models of service provision to connect the often separate pillars that make up service delivery.

Our detailed Australian state-level cost-benefit model is able to provide an accurate estimation of the potential monetised benefits and costs of evaluated policies and programs.

Our modelling can be used by public sector agencies and non-government organisations at different levels of government to support funding applications for new, significant, or continuing, policy initiatives.

Our Approach

Our approach to evidence-led cost benefit analysis is based on the following methodology. 

 
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We help our clients to


Think like investors

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We help our clients to


Think like investors

 

What can we do for you?

We can assist service providers to explore the use of linked and administrative data to determine the impact of their policies or interventions.  

We can assist service providers to build a robust business case for recurrent and extended investment. Our approach is able to determine the return on investment and relative riskiness for each policy or intervention. 

We can help you make better decisions

We have a comprehensive understanding of the pragmatics of service delivery and the quantitative skills to focus policy and budgetary objectives. 

We seek to provide decision makers with the tools to invest their budgets wisely in programs and policies that deliver a positive return on investment.  

We like to be judged on the company we keep

Our clients are service providers and funders of policies and interventions designed to alleviate social disadvantage in Australia. They include: 

 
 

Want to learn more?

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