Douglas is an economist with a background in using large datasets, particularly with Stats NZ’s Integrated Data Infrastructure. His goals are to use his skillset to benefit individuals, firms and communities alike by ensuring they make responsible and well-informed decisions. Douglas’ experience spans a range of research contributions, including:
- Analysis of KiwiSaver contributions by a range of socio-economic and personal characteristics.
- Examining the uptake of school-age vaccinations (HPV and Tdap) across socio-economic and personal characteristics.
- Analysing the effect of fatherhood on a man’s risk-taking behaviour, proxied by ACC injury claims using the IDI.
Prior to joining Sapere, Douglas was a research assistant and administrator at the NZ Work Research Institute where he assisted on a range of research projects, primarily for the public sector.
- Data analytics
- Economic and market analysis
- Regulatory and cost benefit analysis
Qualifications & accolades
- Master of Business (First Class Honours) in Economics from the Auckland University of Technology
- Bachelor of Business in Economics and Accounting from the Auckland University of Technology
- Foundation Business Certificate in Economics and Accounting from the University of the South Pacific