Director, PwC New Zealand
Bill is the lead for Economics in Wellington, where he focuses on economics for the public sector. His work covers agriculture, natural resources, business models, infrastructure, healthcare and quantitative modelling for policy and commercial purposes. His research and consulting reflect his multi-disciplinary background across economics, social sciences, government and related areas.
He has extensive experience with economic analysis for the public and private sectors. His work uses a combination of theory and data collected with qualitative and quantitative methods. Typical analytical tools are cost-benefit analysis, statistical analysis, simple ANOVA and linear regression, computable general equilibrium, input-output modelling, partial equilibrium, microsimulation and risk modelling. Bill has conducted linear and non-linear modelling in studies for infrastructure, agriculture, technology, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and leisure services. He has published articles in several academic journals, including PLOS ONE, Review of Agricultural Economics, and Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.
Bill has conducted economic research for the private sector, universities and the government for over 20 years. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor at Lincoln University and occasionally teaches at the university level. He is a former President of the New Zealand Association of Economists and was on the NZAE Council for 10 years.