Michael Young

Senior Managing Economist

P: +64 4 915 7590


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

Sapere Research Group were asked by the claimants to respond to the Waitangi Tribunal’s recommendation that a methodology be developed to measure the underfunding of Māori PHOs and providers. The Tribunal provides context to its recommendation: We recognise that there is a compensatory aspect to this process, in that it responds to acknowledged historical underfunding. ...

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Prepared for the Electricity Networks Association In the report written by by Toby Stevenson and Michael Young, the transition to a decarbonised energy sector will require considerable investment in renewable energy, provisions for system security, distribution and transmission. It begs the question: what can we expect for total annual average household energy costs through to 2040? The answer ...

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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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