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

  • Vacancy for macroeconomist at The Treasury closes 30 Oct 2018 October 18, 2018


    See Job Ad and Position Description at Central Agencies. Some detail copied below …

    Do you want to undertake influential analysis on fiscal policy and macroeconomic issues?
    • Are you passionate about the economy & macroeconomics?
    • Interested in contributing to a wide-range of economic policy issues?
    • Do you hold a relevant post-graduate degree?

    The Treasury is the New Zealand Government’s lead economic and financial advisor. Our vision is to be a world-leading Treasury working towards higher living standards for New Zealanders.

    We have an opportunity for an Analyst/Senior Analyst (Macroeconomics) to join our Forecasting, Modelling & Research Teams. This role would suit an Analyst with a few years of experience who is interested in applying their excellent quantitative skills to help shape policy and analytical work. For appointment at the senior level you will have proven macroeconomic analysis experience and evidence of excellent communication and influencing skills. You will be joining one of our three macroeconomic teams, which together represent one of the largest groupings of macroeconomic expertise in New Zealand.

    Together, our teams are responsible for:

    • Monitoring and quantitative analysis on international and domestic economic developments
    • Advising the Government on monetary and fiscal policy frameworks, and on its fiscal strategy
    • Producing the economic and fiscal forecasts and projections published in the Budget and regular Economic and Fiscal Updates, and the Long-Term Fiscal Statement
    • Contributing to a wide range of economic policy issues and discussions both within the Treasury and externally, including through original research and modelling

    In this role you will be responsible for:

    • Leading and contributing to the development of analysis on relevant macroeconomic and fiscal policy issues
    • Developing/maintaining/updating Treasury’s policy and forecasting models
    • Providing model based forecasts/policy advise
    • Conducting research and analysis to influence/inform policy
    • Working across teams to provide technical/modelling support and shaping debate

    About You

    • A passion for macroeconomics, especially macroeconomic modelling
    • A strong post-graduate tertiary qualification in macroeconomics or related disciplines (economics, statistics or equivalent)
    • Demonstrated experience in delivering research projects and working collaboratively with others
    • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to engage with non-technical audiences to convey findings
    • Some experience working in a policy modelling environment
    • Experience working with time series econometrics, experience with VAR models or structural modelling would be an advantage
    • Programming experience would be an advantage

    In return we can offer you:

    • Excellent mentoring support and work within a supportive, collaborative and high-performing team
    • Interesting and exciting work across a range of areas
    • The opportunity to bring new ideas and contribute evidence into policy
    • Flexible work arrangements to suit personal circumstances

    At the Treasury, we pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and understand the importance of fostering a working environment where excellence is recognised and where staff are encouraged to develop their own talents and potential.  The Treasury values diversity amongst its employees and encourages a positive work/non work balance.

    Applications close – Tuesday 30 October, 2018. All applications must be made online.

    Please see link at top of this page for further detail and for more information please contact, Peter Gardiner, Manager – Forecasting, Modelling & Research Peter.Gardiner@treasury.govt.nz

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  • Vacancy for Senior Economist at Commerce Commission closes 4 Nov 2018 October 17, 2018

    Senior Economist, Regulation

    The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our vision is that New Zealanders are better off.

    Our Regulation Branch is looking for a Senior Economist to join their Economics team and contribute to developing and delivering quality economic advice. This is a full-time position, based in our Wellington office.

    Secondments from other organisations within or outside New Zealand are welcome.

    The role

    The Regulation Branch aims to ensure the performance of regulated suppliers and markets produces long-term benefits for New Zealand consumers.

    Our regulatory responsibilities currently cover telecommunications, electricity and gas networks, airports and dairy sectors. You will be working alongside other experienced economists in a purposeful, stimulating and collegial environment providing advice to decision makers within the Commission and will be a key member of project teams. This will provide an opportunity to work on projects that have an impact on New Zealand consumers, involving innovative issues to expand your knowledge.

    What you will have

    You will be leading the thinking on economic issues and directly advising Commissioners on a course of action so will need to demonstrate:

    • experience working within regulatory or competition economics (eg in a regulated industry, for a regulator, competition authority or economic consultancy)
    • an understanding of microeconomics including industrial organisation or financial economics
    • enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
    • strong team work skills as part of a multi-disciplinary environment
    • strong communication and influencing skills
    • an ability to identify the main issues, be pragmatic and manage own work.

    A postgraduate qualification in economics or a closely related field is desirable.

    What we offer

    At the Commission we are passionate about the work that we do and having a culture where everyone is valued.

    We look for energetic, dedicated, motivated people who understand the principles of competitive markets, and are interested in ensuring the Commission delivers the benefits of competitive markets to New Zealand’s consumers and businesses.

    The Commission has a friendly and collaborative environment where people enjoy interesting and challenging work. We’re fully committed to our values of respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity which we view as part of our work behaviours.

    We have modern central city offices in Wellington and Auckland. We value work/life balance and are committed to everyone’s well-being. We place a high value on learning and development so that everyone has the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

    Read more about this role in the Senior Economist Position Description.

    Apply now

    To apply, email your cover letter and CV to work@comcom.govt.nz

    For any queries, contact Kylie Savage on 04 924 3612.

    Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 4 November 2018.

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  • Employment opportunities welcomed April 1, 2015

    An invitation to all economists and organisations seeking economists to list here employment opportunities for economists in New Zealand.

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