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Ruyi Jia

Dr Milad Maralani

Eilya Torshizian

Prof. Robert MacCulloch

Phil Donovan

Alina Fehling

Eugene Isack

Forecasting and modelling

$25bn Assets of the Electricity Distribution Businesses

The Commerce Commission is in the process of the 2025 reset of the electricity default price-quality path in a time of uncertainty and high-inflation.

The impact of carbon pricing on businesses and communities

Under the Paris Agreement, to fulfil its international obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the New Zealand Government has identified carbon pricing as an important tool for achieving the targets...

CBA transport equity

Eilya Torshizian | Eugene Isack | Alina Fehling |

Incorporating distributional impacts (equity) into the CBA framework

Transportation decisions can have large and varied impacts on travellers and their communities. It’s important to measure these effects and consider their impact on various groups when planning projects. Waka...

Climate change uncertainty

Eilya Torshizian | Eugene Isack | Alina Fehling |

Climate change adaptation and investment decision making

Avoid costly delays in decision-making. For deep uncertainty, plan ahead, start small, and keep monitoring. Climate is beginning to exacerbate extreme “one-in-100-year” events. Our knowledge of the likelihood of these...

Eilya Torshizian | Eugene Isack | Alina Fehling |

Review of Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessments

The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) appointed Principal Economics to review the Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessments HBAs). Our review included all councils’ HBAs, except for Rotorua and Wellington,...

BDCA Dunedin

Eilya Torshizian | Eugene Isack | Alina Fehling |

Business Development Capacity Assessment for Dunedin City

Dunedin City Council appointed Principal Economics to provide a comprehensive assessment of the sufficiency in development capacity of business land within Dunedin to fulfils requirements of the the National Policy...