Andrew Shelley Economic Consulting Ltd (ASEC) is a boutique consulting firm specialising in the economic regulation of network, energy-intensive, and infrastructure industries. ASEC is based in Wellington, New Zealand.


Services provided include:
  • Economic and financial modelling
  • Expert testimony
  • Impact of emissions trading
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Strategy
  • Network pricing
  • Cost of Capital

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31 August 2018

Counter-UAS Regulation

The malicious or negligent use of drones gives rise to significant risks. While the risky behaviours are subject to existing legal sanctions, the apprehension of perpetrators can be difficult.

Licensing is sometimes proposed as a means of controlling drone operations. However, licensing, even when coupled with surveillance and enforcement, does not prevent unlicensed individuals from engaging in the activity, or licensed individuals from undertaking the activity in an unsafe manner. Notwithstanding the prohibition on using a hand-held cellphone while driving, in the 2017 calendar year the New Zealand Police recorded 23,412 offences of using a hand held device for calling or texting while driving (New Zealand Police, 2018).