Peter Wilson

Principal Economist and Head of Auckland Business


Peter joined NZIER in January 2015. He has over 30 years’ experience in the public and private sectors, including time as a senior policy manager, economic adviser and commercial strategist. He recently joined NZIER from the infrastructure sector, where he worked on commercial strategy and a wide range of projects. Before that, he worked for over 25 years in finance ministries in New Zealand and Australia.

His professional interests range over regulatory economics, local government and planning to climate change and social policy. He is experienced in designing practical and low-compliance cost regulatory regimes. His publications include articles on tax policy, New Zealand’s long-term fiscal position and climate change.

Peter is passionate about using the core insights of economics to help clients achieve their goals.


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BA, with Honours in Economics, University of New England (NSW)
Currently enrolled in a PhD in economics at the University of Auckland. Thesis topic “Climate change and economic welfare”

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