Sarah Hogan

Principal Economist


Sarah has worked in health and social sector policy and research for more than 20 years. Sarah first joined NZIER in 2017 and returned in 2020 after spending time at Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) as Analytics Team Leader in Strategy, Innovation and Performance.

At CCDHB, she built a new multi-disciplinary team of analysts and led the development of frameworks to support a social investment approach to DHB services.

Sarah’s previous experience included providing economic advice and supporting the use of cost-benefit analysis at the Ministry of Health, developing systematic reviews, cost-effectiveness analysis reports, and health technology assessments for the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand health sectors; and teaching economics at both the tertiary and secondary levels. She currently enjoys teaching several public policy-related short courses at Victoria University.

Public good pieces

Pandemic uncertainty: NZIER points to key planning issues - NZIER Insight 85

New Zealand’s pandemic response: Best practice or just a practice run? NZIER Insight 84

Making Early Intervention work - NZIER Insight 75

Opinion piece

Coronavirus: Good public health is good economics by  Sarah Hogan and Todd Krieble. Read the article here.

Sarah has a strong interest in mixed-methods research and evaluation, and combining evidence from a wide range of disciplines to generate decision-ready insights with an equity focus.


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BA | MA (Economics) McGill University; Grad. Dip in Teaching and Learning (secondary) University of Canterbury

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