Simon Molloy is an economic consultant for the information technology, telecommunications and creative industries and has written for the Australian Financial Review on telecommunications and information technology industry development and policy. Simon also has 10 years experience in information technology start ups. He has worked in the area of intellectual property commercialization and has also consulted in the area of research and development policy in information technology and communications.
Simon specializes in economic and statistical analysis, economic impact assessment and policy development for information technology, telecommunications, creative industries, research and development sector. Has consulted to numerous South Australian and Commonwealth agencies as well as the APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group on standards equivalence and Celcom Malaysia on Malaysian telecommunications regulation.
Recent projects include:
- Introductory media economics, 2006, a short course for the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
- The Internet, digital distribution and the creative industries: a virtual venue for
South Australia’s creative industries, March 2006, a report for Arts SA.
- Convergence, content, asteroids and dinosaurs: The Australian Communications and Media 2005 Broadcasting Conference, an overview for the ACMA, ACMAsphere the ACMA newsletter, December 2005.
- Barry Burgan and Simon Molloy, Multipliers and Economic Impact Studies for the Film Industry: Issues and Recommendations, a report for the Australian Film Commission, October 2005.
- Barry Burgan, Simon Molloy and Stephen Nelson, Access pricing in mobile telephony in Malaysia, response to the Public Inquiry Paper by the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission for mobile telephony operator Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad, October 2005.
- ICT Business Innovation in the South Australian Government, a report for the South Australian Department for Information and Administrative Services, July 2005.
- Barry Burgan, Kathy Hayter and Simon Molloy, The economic impact of self-funded retiree immigration, a report for the South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet and ArtsSA, July 2005.
- Barry Burgan and Simon Molloy, Standards Equivalence in Telecommunication Equipment: An Economic Impact Statement for the Asia Pacific Region, a report for the Asia Pacific Telecommunications Forum in association with Windsor Place Consulting Pty Ltd, May 2005.
- Barry Burgan, Doug Grady and Simon Molloy, : An assessment of level of demand and the potential economic benefits arising from improved broadband infrastructure, a Report to the South Australian Department for Education Employment Science and Technology, April 2005.
- Simon Molloy and Reg Coutts, Splitting Telstra can serve two masters, The Australian Financial Review, 23 February 2005.
- Simon Molloy, Between Worlds: Australian Broadcasting Commission 2004, a report for the ABA, ABA Update, Number 133, July 2004.
- Barry Burgan, Andrew Doust, Kathy Hayter and Simon Molloy, South Australia’s creative and cultural industries: mapping, audit & recommendations, a report to Arts SA, The Department of Trade and Economic Development, The Department for Education Employment Science and Technology, and the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
- Coutts, R., de Brenni, A. and Molloy, S.F., ICT Research Clusters, a report to the South Australian Department for Education Employment Science and Technology, August 2004.
- Barry Burgan and Simon Molloy, Benefit Cost Evaluation, Project Proposals Under the Broadband Development Fund, an assessment for the South Australian Department for Education Employment Science and Technology, May 2004