Mieke Welvaert



Mieke joined NZIER in January 2019. In her previous role Mieke led the transport forecasting team for three years prior to joining NZIER. In this role she generated vehicle sales, net migration, and tourism forecasts on a quarterly basis.

Mieke has written extensively about migration, freight demand, and technological trends affecting the transport sector. She has a strong client focus and is driven to provide clients with the best set of tools to support confident decision making.

Mieke regularly provides commentary to the media and has been quoted in NBR, the NZ Herald, Stuff, Autofile, and interest.co.nz. She has also interviewed for RNZ, Newstalk ZB, and RadioLive.

Published reports

Byett, A, M Welvaert, A Stroombergen and B Patterson (2018) Understanding current and forecast visitor flows
to the South Island. NZ Transport Agency research report 650. 83pp.

Mieke helps clients keep ahead with well-designed reports on upcoming changes affecting their business.


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BCom (Econ, Fina) | BA (Geog)

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