Two Senior Economist positions – Economic Regulation

  • Commerce Commission
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Public Sector
  • 1 week remaining
  • 12 month fixed-term contracts

  • Wellington-based roles

  • Opportunity for flexible working

We have opportunities for talented and enthusiastic Senior Economists to join our high performing organisation. Working for New Zealand’s competition and regulatory authority will provide you with wide reaching experience in all aspects of regulatory economics. Secondments from other organisations within or outside New Zealand are welcome.

Our regulatory responsibilities currently cover telecommunications, electricity and gas networks, airports and dairy sectors. You will be working alongside other experienced economists in a purposeful, stimulating and collegial environment providing advice to decision makers within the Commission and will be a key member of project teams. This will provide an opportunity to work on projects involving innovative issues to expand your knowledge.

These are senior positions where you will be a leading the thinking on economic issues and directly advising Commissioners on a course of action.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • experience working within regulatory or competition economics (eg in a regulated industry, for a regulator, competition authority or economic consultancy)
  • an understanding of microeconomics including industrial organisation or financial economics
    enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
  • strong team work skills as part of a multi-disciplinary environment
  • strong communication and influencing skills.

A postgraduate qualification in economics or a closely related field is desirable.

Applications close on Thursday, 22 March 2018.

For more information about this position please contact Nicola Gee on +64 (0)4 924 3795 or email your CV and covering letter to

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