Michael Young

Managing Economist

P: +64 4 915 7590

E: myoung@thinkSapere.com

Michael specialises in data, financial and economic analysis. He is experienced in combining large data sets to generate actionable insights and solve business problems.

Michael has previously worked in analytics roles within the public health and education sectors. While at the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC), he used data and analytics to drive funding decisions and assess the impact of those. In the UK, he worked closely with the Department for Education, scoping, designing and testing the systems required to generate the School League Performance Tables and National Pupil Database.

Michael holds a BCom (First Class Honours) in Economics from the University of Otago.

My publications

The Productivity Commission is currently investigating whether existing funding and financing arrangements are suitable for enabling local authorities to meet current and future cost pressures. The Commission is seeking to understand the influence of prices on local government expenditure, exploring the prices faced by local government, the drivers of price growth, and the overall contribution of prices ...

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