Mehrnaz is an economist with expertise in applied economics including economic evaluation and data analysis. Her expertise crosses a range of industries including land use, land transport, transport and land use integration, natural resources and waste. Mehrnaz’s particular interest is in the monetisation of intangible outcomes using non-market valuation techniques.
She has local and central governments background with extensive experience in cost benefit analysis. Prior to joining Sapere, Mehrnaz held a principal role leading the update of New Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA) Monetised Benefits and Costs Manual. She is an active member of NZTA’s Business Case Approach Community of Practice’s executive committee looking after its economic evaluation portfolio.
She holds a Master’s of Economics (majors in econometrics and engineering economics) from Tehran, Iran.