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Michael Young

Michael Young

Senior Managing Economist

Michael is an economist skilled in many forms of analysis, including data, statistical, financial, and economic analysis. Combining these skills with the ability to communicate results in plain English, Michael brings analysis to life for multiple audiences.

Michael has extensive experience collating data and information from various sources. Using his analytics skills, Michael loves to generates new insights using innovative and creative approaches based on sound logic, theory and existing frameworks and knowledge.

Michael has specialist expertise in health economics, often with a focus on equity. He has developed multiple novel approaches to highlight and give perspective to these distributional impacts.



  • Data analytics
  • Economic and market analysis
  • Financial modelling
  • Regulatory and cost benefit analysis
  • Strategy and business cases


  • Climate and environment
  • Energy and decarbonisation
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Public sector policy and finance

Qualifications & accolades

  • Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Economics from the University of Otago, New Zealand

Recent work highlights include:

  • Projecting future total household energy costs in the transition to a decarbonised future
  • Developing and testing a novel approach to estimating the cost of underfunding of primary health services borne by Māori as health burden
  • Cost-utility analysis of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, a revolutionary cancer treatment, in New Zealand


Case studies

Total Household Energy Costs NZ
What might be the impact on energy costs for households as we move to a decarbonised future in New Zealand?

Methodology for Estimating the Underfunding of Māori Primary Health Care
Includes a novel approach for estimating the cost of underfunding of primary health services borne by Māori as health burden.

The societal cost of unintentional childhood injuries in Aotearoa
An estimation of the direct, indirect, and intangible costs of unintentional childhood injuries. Includes a novel approach to estimating the inequitable outcome of unintentional injuries across different socioeconomic groups.