Source:Auckland Council Chief Economist's Office
I'm delighted to introduce the first Auckland Economic Quarterly in my 18 month tenure as Auckland Council's Chief Economist. My background is as a Senior Economist at NZIER, where I undertook industry studies and I specialised on the economic cases for public investments, policies, and regulations. Auckland projects I worked on include the City Centre Masterplan, the City Rail Link, and the Additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing. My young family and I have moved up from Wellington and we make up six of the one million new Aucklanders expected over the next 30 or so years. We are enjoying our stay in Auckland, and as internal migrants we will see the city with new eyes, and bring a fresh perspective.