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Auckland Council

Economic advice

Tohutohu mātauranga ōhanga

What economic advice we offer

  • We advise elected members, executive leadership, and the public on the economic costs and benefits of critical Auckland issues.
  • We work with the public and the private sectors.
  • We provide economic advice and analysis for Auckland issues including housing affordability, the funding of infrastructure for Auckland, and urban land markets.

Meet the team

Email the Chief Economist Unit



David's areas of focus include: communicating key findings of research to elected officials, council staff and the public; providing economic advice to elected officials and council staff; housing affordability; cost-benefit analysis; peer review.


Shane's areas of focus include: applied econometrics; transport economics; consumer choice; peer review; communicating economic findings to non-technical audiences.

​Auckland Economic Quarterly

A quarterly update on Auckland's economic challenges and opportunities from our Chief economist.

The update includes the latest economic indicators on unemployment, housing, migration and more.

​Auckland Economic Update

A monthly snapshot of the Auckland economy.