Employment Opportunities

See also Award opportunities for post graduate students.

Employment opportunities for economists in New Zealand are listed below, as a service to Association’s members.

You are invited to participate by having a link to your website on our site at an annual charge of $150 (gst inclusive) and/or advertising suitable vacancies on our site at $150 (gst inclusive) per listing.

It is anticipated that you will advise the Association when any advertised vacancy has been filled in order that it may be removed from the site, otherwise the vacancy will remain on the site for a period of six weeks.

We hope you will take this opportunity to reach a specialist audience and look forward to receiving your advertisements. Please email to economists@nzae.org.nz.


Current employment opportunities

  • NZAE Asymmetric Information Editor November 10, 2021

    The New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE) is seeking to appoint a new Editor of Asymmetric Information (AI).


    • To produce a collection of news items for the economics community in NZ. This primarily includes interviews, blogs, and commentaries. These three pillars aim to promote the exchange of information, news, and ideas among members of the NZAE and the wider community.


    • Produce items that are easily accessible, i.e. non-technical language, and relevant to New Zealand economists and economists more generally.
    • Oversee the transition of the current print format of AI to an online presence for each of the three pillars (interviews, blogs, and commentaries).
    • Develop new and innovative approaches to deliver the three pillars (e.g. podcasts, video interviews, …).
    • Work with the NZAE Council and, in particular, the website and social media team to increase the digital presence of NZAE.
    • The Editor will join the NZAE Council (ex-officio) and report to the Council twice a year (March and October) concerning accomplishments, concerns, and resources; and communicate informally with the President at any time, when the need arises.


    • The appointment is for 3 years (starting January 2022) and will be confirmed in writing by the President of the Association.
    • The successful applicant will receive advice and handover from the outgoing Editor.

    If keen to discuss your interest and the role more broadly, please contact gail.pacheco@aut.ac.nz

    Email your expression of interest, which should include a statement of interest (one page) and current CV to the President of NZAE (gail.pacheco@aut.ac.nz) before 10 December, 2021.

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  • Vacancy for Wellington City Council Manager Economic Wellbeing and CCOs closes 24-Oct-2021 October 7, 2021

    • Influence and shape the future of Wellington’s economic growth
    • Lead and drive WCC’s economic strategy implementation
    • Role with impact, mana and high profile

    Rare is this opportunity to significantly impact the economic development of Aotearoa’s Capital by developing tangible actions to drive productivity and innovation across the economy.

    Kia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō Working together for Wellington’s future is our unifying purpose and our city vision is ‘An inclusive, sustainable and creative capital for people to live work and play’.

    Wellington City Council has an important role in supporting economic activity working alongside key delivery partners.

    Roles of the Council encompass:

    • promoting the city as a place to visit, work and undertake business
    • attracting events, providing public amenities, providing functional and resilient infrastructure
    • facilitating connections across the City, nationally and internationally
    • creating a business-friendly environment
    • delivering the Council’s services in a business-friendly way.

    Wellington’s economic success is intertwined with the performance of the wider region and the national economy. Our future goal for the city is to attract, retain and grow investment, to create jobs, and to support sustainable economic growth in Wellington City.

    This is a newly created senior leadership role established to reflect the significance of the new economic strategy. Integral to this role is leading and driving WCC’s economic strategy implementation, managing the Economic Wellbeing and relationships with the Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) business units.

    You will be a thought leader who will be required to operate broadly across WCC as well as externally, to ensure the appropriate focus, investment, and interventions are developed and deployed to deliver on the Economic Strategy. You will work with and manage CCO strategic relationships, their inputs into the Council’s Strategies and plans, and ensuring alignment to the strategic direction for the city. You’ll ignite a meaningful career by working with our key stakeholders such as WellingtonNZ, iwi, external sector stakeholders and central and local government, to develop and implement regional strategy, shape the contribution of Wellington city, and participate in regional economic development governance and coordination forums.

    The role is not for faint hearted – you will be a strategic thinker who understands the economic issues, drivers and levers of growth and can deliver on the Economic Wellbeing priorities for Wellington. You will build strong partnerships, elevating the prominence and our relationships with the CCOs to a strategic level, while navigating the challenging political landscape. In short, it requires a heavy hitter, who can inspire, lead, and collaborate internally, while making their presence felt outside the organisation.

    We wish to appoint a senior leader with strong knowledge of how government works, who is well versed in Wellington’s business sectors and wants to work across business and government to deliver real world solutions for Wellingtonians. It is imperative you can manage complex, high profile stakeholders in the city’s commerce scene; position yourself as a strategic influencer, and push the boundaries on what is possible to ensure win-win and better outcomes.

    This is such a unique opportunity to drive the city’s economic wellbeing alongside our key partners to ensure; a recovering city economy that is diversified, growing sustainably, and resilient; a compact central city that is the economic heart of the region with thriving suburban centres; a thriving Māori economy, generating incomes, jobs, and opportunities for rangatahi, iwi, hapū and whānau Māori to grow. It is an exciting and crucial time to join the Council to play a key role in the city’s recovery from a challenging pandemic. If you’re passionate about being at the forefront of change and ready to capitalise on everything you have achieved in your career, in a role that will potentially change your life and considerably enhance the lives of others, we look forward to talking with you!

    An attractive and flexible remuneration package will be offered to secure the right person for this role. All applications for this role must be submitted online and will be treated in strict confidence. If you would like more information or have a confidential chat before applying, you are welcome to contact Aleena Antony. Talent Acquisition Partner at Aleena.antony@wcc.govt.nz.

    Applications will close Sunday, 24 October 2021.

    We’re looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do – to make our city an even better place to live and work.

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  • Vacancies within Waka Kotahi Investment Assurance closing 12 Sep 2021 September 2, 2021

    Waka Kotahi encourage economists interested in working at Waka Kotahi in either a Lead Investment Advisor or Principal Investment Advisor role to enquire about the positions we currently have available.  There is also an exciting opportunity for a leadership role in relation to the Monetised Benefits & Costs Manual.  These roles could be based from our offices in either Auckland, Wellington or potentially Christchurch.  Please see our adverts and the relevant position descriptions here and here.

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