Kelvin Woock

Senior Consultant

P: +64 4 915 7590


Kelvin is an economist with experience and interest across all areas of economics and public policy. He has a strong mix of quantitative and qualitative skills that can be applied to a variety of settings, conducting a range of modelling, literature reviews, and critical writing pieces to understand and put forward solutions to complex problems. Further, Kelvin has developed considerable experience while at Sapere in managing stakeholder relationships and expectations. Two of the largest projects Kelvin has worked on while at Sapere include the Enhancing New Zealand Clinical Trials project and the independent review of Pharmac.

Kelvin holds a Master of Economics (with Distinction) from the University of Otago.

My publications

Report prepared for the Ministry for the Environment The Ministry for the Environment has made available our report to them assessing mechanisms to support managed retreat. We are pleased the team of David Moore, Angus White, and Kelvin Woock were able to support the Ministry in its important work in relation to climate change adaptation. ...

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This report for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage examines the state of media plurality in New Zealand. Sapere examined how competition and market trends have affected the media, and whether public policy interventions may be necessary to address specific issues or market barriers. ...

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Sapere was asked by the Infrastructure Commission / Te Waihanga to quantify and evaluate the costs, including in relation to time, and risks of consenting infrastructure in New Zealand. This report provides a detailed picture of the costs that infrastructure developers face when seeking to consent new projects and outlines some issues with the current ...

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