• The University of Western Australia (M261), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20162021
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Chi is a transport economist at Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC). She holds a PhD in Transport Economics and is specialised in infrastructure investment and Cost-Benefit Analysis. Before joining PATREC, she worked as a consultant at an economics consulting firm conducting Cost-Benefit Analysis and has worked on several economic assessments of various transport projects for Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Building Queensland and Infrastructure Australia.

Dr Chi is currently working with WA Department of Transport Portfolio Investment Coordination team on transport infrastructure investment assessment and prioritisation project that has been funded by PATREC and iMove CRC. She also runs Cost-Benefit Analysis seminars.

Research interests:

Cost-Benefit Analysis, infrastructure investment assessment and prioritisation, freight and port, Transport Economics and Engineering

Recent work:

  • Economic assessment of Your Move program
  • Rapid appraisal model for Active Travel Infrastructure initiatives
  • Freight intermodal demand study
  • Transport infrastructure investment assessment and prioritisation

Industry experience:

  • Economic assessment of Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor Project 
  • Freight demand modelling of Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor Project 
  • Economic assessment and prioritisations of Bruce Highway Link Flood Study 
  • Economic assessment of Hamilton Plains Flood Immunity Upgrade Project 
  • Economic assessment of Foster Road and Bruce Highway Upgrade Project 

Teaching experience (between 2014-2017):

  • EGB123 Civil Engineering Systems
  • ENB372 Design and Planning of Highways
  • ENB376 Transport Engineering
  • ENB476 Civil Engineering Design Project 

Awards:

  • High Degree Research Student Award
  • Australasian Prize (Best Student Researcher at an Australian University)
  • Young Researcher Award
  • Regional Student Researcher Prize (Queensland and Northern Territory)

Languages

English

Japanese

Education/Academic qualification

Transport Economics, PhD, Queensland University of Technology

Jan 2014Apr 2017

Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Queensland University of Technology

Feb 2010Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Government
  • Built Environment
  • Transport
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Project risks
  • Public-private partnership
  • Transport economics
  • Project appraisal
  • business case
  • Major infrastructure
  • Transport projects
  • Risk sharing
  • infrastructure investment
  • investment assessment
  • investment prioritisation

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Research Output 2016 2018

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 1 Conference presentation/ephemera
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Non-UWA Thesis
Roads
Methodology
Cost-benefit analysis
Infrastructure projects
Private sector

A Review of Cost-Benefit Analysis for Freight Projects

Chi, S., Frost, T. & Ellis, B., 27 Nov 2017, Australasian Transport Research Forum 2017 Proceedings. Australia: The Australasian Transport Research Forum

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Cost benefit analysis
Rails
Availability
Costs
Industry
1 Citation (Scopus)
Toll highways
Cost benefit analysis
cost-benefit analysis
road
transfer payments

The economic efficiency of value capture and road pricing to fund major transport projects

Chi, S. & Ellis, B., 23 Jun 2017, p. 1-16. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference presentation/ephemera

Economic efficiency
Funding
Value capture
Road pricing
Cost-benefit analysis

Comparative case study on cost-benefit analysis for toll road projects

Chi, S., Bunker, J. & Kajewski, S., 16 Nov 2016, ARRB Conference, 27th, 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Melbourne, Vic: ARRB Group, 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Toll highways
Cost benefit analysis
Mirrors
Decision making

Projects 2019 2021

Activities 2019 2020

  • 3 Publication peer review
  • 1 Contribution to a conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Submissions to industry, standard setting bodies, or government committees, commissions and inquiries

Research in Transportation Economics (Journal)

Sae Chi (Reviewer)
Jan 2020 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

PATREC CBA Seminar Series

Sae Chi (Organiser)
7 Aug 201922 Aug 2019

Activity: Conferences and workshopsParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (Journal)

Sae Chi (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

Review and Estimate the Impact and Value of Metropolitan Heavy Vehicle Externalities

Sae Chi (Advisor)
Jan 2019Jul 2019

Activity: Consultancy/industry and government engagementSubmissions to industry, standard setting bodies, or government committees, commissions and inquiries

Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy

Sae Chi (Keynote speaker/Invited speaker)
30 Nov 2019

Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution to a conference

Courses

Press / Media

Article by iMove CRC

Sae Chi & Tim Hoffman

12/06/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Monetising time savings makes toll roads financially stack up

Sae Chi

27/09/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media