What we do
We undertake economic analysis to assist colleagues and advise elected members on the costs, benefits and wellbeing implications of policy and infrastructure proposals.
cost benefit analysis to identify the
net benefit of options and demonstrate the trade-offs.
Through our Auckland Economic Quarterly and Insights papers, we offer insights to inform debate on issues that matter for Auckland’s overall wellbeing, including:
- how we accommodate growth
- housing affordability
- paying for infrastructure
- making trade-offs among competing priorities.
Chief Economist Gary Blick
Gary is committed to evidence-based economic advice to help improve the liveability and prosperity of Auckland.
He joined Auckland Council in late 2021, having previously worked as an consulting economist and at the Treasury.
Originally from Murihiku, Gary holds a degree in economics from Victoria University.