John Ballingall

Deputy Chief Executive

Biography

John has been NZIER’s Deputy Chief Executive since 2008. He started his career at NZIER in 2001 and worked for MFAT from 2005 to 2008.

His key areas of work include advising clients on regulatory and policy issues related to trade, regional economic integration, electricity, agriculture, water allocation, infrastructure, tourism and transport. He also helps around 30 central and local government agencies to improve the quality of their policy advice.

John has appeared as an independent expert witness in a number of Environment Court cases that have focused on assessing the costs and benefits of proposed regulatory changes.

John has a strong background in Computable General Equilibrium modelling, which he has used to highlight the economic impact of industries and policy initiatives at both the national and regional levels.

He understands the complexity of modern business and policy problems and the pressures that senior managers face. He ensures his reports provide practical and clearly-explained guidance. He prides himself on cutting through jargon and economic theory to focus on what matters most to his clients.  

He frequently provides commentary for print, radio, TV and online media, in particular on international issues such as Brexit and the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.  

John has a strong client focus and is driven to add certainty to his customers' decision making. He advises on regulatory and policy issues related to trade, agriculture, water allocation, infrastructure, tourism and transport.

Contact

  • DDI04 470 1804 
  • MOB021 606 477 

Education

B.Appl.Econ | M.Appl.Econ (both from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)

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