Principal Economist - Head of quantitative analysis team
Eilya’s research focuses on the economics of urban infrastructure and housing, applied economics and microeconometrics. He joined NZIER in October 2016 from the Chief Economist Unit at Auckland Council and lecturing at the University of Auckland where he supervised, assisted and peer reviewed many research projects in urban economics, environmental economics, macroeconomics and experimental economics.
In addition to being one of the handful of specialised urban economists in New Zealand, Eilya has taught a wide range of economics courses at both the postgraduate and undergraduate levels. He has an extensive knowledge of empirical analysis of microeconomic data, covering theoretical and practical issues.
- eilya.torshizian[at]nzier [dot] org [dot] nz
- MOB022 156 4529
EducationPhD, University of Auckland
Eilya's published articles and conference papers.
NZIER has been asked by the Ashburton District Council to assess the Ashburton labour force, and to develop a Labour Force Plan that addresses labour shortages.