General information

Citizenship: New Zealand

Visas: UK — Tier 2 (General)

Education

Graduate studies:

  • Ph.D. in Economics — University of Chicago (US)
  • M.A. in Economics — University of Chicago (US)
  • B.CA. First Class Honours in Economics — Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)

Undergraduate:

  • B.C.A. in Economics, Econometrics, and Money & finance — Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)

Employment

A summary of my recent employment history

 
 
 
 
 

European Economist

Deutsche Bank

Sep 2018 – Present London, UK
Conducting economic research to improve our understanding of issue related to ECB monetary policy and Euro-area economies.
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Researcher

The New Zealand Treasury

Dec 2015 – Jun 2016 Wellington, NZ

Fixed term contract to work on a project related to knowledge diffusion through labor mobility and firm productivity growth.

This work involved using firm-level and worker-level panel data from the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) and Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) maintained by Statistics New Zealand.

 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

University of Chicago — Economics Department

Mar 2013 – Dec 2018 Chicago, US
Teaching Assistant for various graduate and undergraduate courses
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

University of Chicago – Booth Business School

Oct 2012 – Jul 2013 Chicago, US
Research assistant for Assistant Professor Johannes Strobel at the Booth School of Business. Provided technical assistance with coding and estimating a model of the owner-occupied and rental housing markets.
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Analyst

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Feb 2008 – Jun 2011 Wellington, NZ

Worked for one year in the Research Team with a focus on estimating neutral/natural rates of the New Zealand Economy.

Worked for two years in the Modelling Team maintaining and operating the main DSGE policy and forecasting model. Regularly presented model-based forecasts to the Monetary Policy Committee.

Published research in the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Discussion Paper Series.

Severed as Model operator - responsible for adding the judgement to produce the published forecasts.

Served as Secretary to the Monetary Policy Committee - responsible for minute taking for meetings.