Chris has provided economic analysis, policy advice, and strategic advice to a host of private and public clients for the past 20 years at NZIER. His work spans a wide variety of microeconomic fields however, he specialises in environmental and agricultural economics, trade, and infrastructure and transport.
Chris' most recent experience has been on the development and use of cost benefit analysis to support strategy in the public and private sector. He is experienced in undertaking and interpreting cost benefit analyses that combine quantitative and qualitative components in areas such as the environment (particularly S32 analysis under the RMA), R&D sector, health and safety rules, trade policy and migration.
Chris has also worked on regulatory costs of compliance in fields as varied as the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act and food labelling standards.
Performance and evaluation issues are also an important part of Chris' work for a number of government and private clients.
- chris.nixon[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz
- DDI04 470 1815
- MOB021 633 127
BBS | MBS (Hons)
As part of NZIER’s 60th birthday celebrations, the NZIER undertook with its own resources research to further understand New Zealanders concerns about water quality and found that river visibility (water clarity) was most valued by Kiwis.