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The CET Risk and Value Analysis group produces dynamic, world-class research geared towards the vision of supporting financially optimal decision-making within exploration and mining.

Our mission is to influence and inform the strategic rationale through which senior decision-makers in the sector make their investment choices.


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  • 30 July 2016

    Sharing the benefits: enhancing Australia’s global leadership in the mining value chain

    This report examines the globalisation of the Australian mining industry, which is often not well understood amongst commentators and policy-makers. The authors find that Australian mining has grown well beyond Australia’s borders, powered by world-leading knowledge and t...

    Jim Redden, Ian Satchwell

  • 31 May 2014

    Australia vs the World

    Every year, Canadian based think-tank The Fraser Institute produces a survey of mining company executives to determine which jurisdictions around the world are most attractive to the mining sector. The survey is watched closely by industry insiders to see where respective juris...

    John Sykes, Allan Trench

  • 28 February 2014

    Class of 2013 ASX Minerals IPOs

    Last year, we picked 2012 as the bottom of the Australian minerals IPO cycle. We were wrong - with 2013 subsequently bringing the poorest performance of the sector in the past decade. This continued decline raises the very significant question of whether IPOs can sustain the lo...

    John Sykes, Allan Trench

  • 28 February 2014

    An economist, a scientist, and a geologist walk into a bar...

    There are two main paradigms of thought in resource depletion. Economists tend to subscribe to the 'opportunity cost' approach, seeing rising commodity prices as a sign of resource depletion. Scientists, in particular environmental scientists, look at resources as a 'fixed stoc...

    John Sykes, Daniel J. Packey, All...

  • 28 February 2014

    A Social License to Undertake Research

    Modern research science is a capital-intensive industry. Scientific resources and agencies are concentrated in wealthy developed nations with the economic and infrastructure base to support such fundamental endeavours. Nature, however, respects no such distinctions - and we com...

    Mark Jessell, Geoff Batt

  • 23 January 2014

    Applied Energy Power Investment

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) intensive fuels are currently a major input into the Australian electricity sector. Accordingly, climate change mitigation policies represent a systematic risk to investment in electricity generation assets. Although the Australian government introduced car...

    Mahdi Shahnazari, Jonathan Whale,...

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Professor Pietro Guj becomes Expert Advisor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

by Pietro Guj | Aug 10, 2015
Professor Pietro Guj has been invited to become an 'Expert Advisor' to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and recently to be a key speaker to their "Natural Resource Taxation in the Asia-Pacific Region" to be held in Jakarta on August 11-13, 2015.
Professor Pietro Guj  has been invited to become an 'Expert Advisor' to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and recently to be a key speaker to their "Natural Resource Taxation in the Asia-Pacific Region" to be held in Jakarta on August 11-13, 2015.  The IMF's interest reflects recognition of the significant contributions that CET, through the activities of Pietro's team of consultants (including Bryan Maybee (CET-Curtin)), has and continues to make in the area of mining taxation policy and administration in the context of developing countries. The bulk of this research has to date been funded by the World Bank (WB) and more recently by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (through IM4DC). The team is currently involved in research on Transfer Pricing in Mining, a major fiscal issue for mineral-rich developing countries, on which it has already submitted a Briefing Note to the Brisbane G20 meeting in 2014 and is currently finalising a comprehensive Reference Book to be published jointly by the WB and CET later in the year.