Hugh is skilled in research design, economic modelling, economic analysis, and data management.
Hugh is an economist with nearly 20 years of experience working with data, covering research, data management and economic analysis. He joined BERL as a Research Economist from Statistics New Zealand, where he worked as a Senior Statistical Analyst on the Consumers Price Index and the Time Use Survey.
As Data Manager, Hugh works to ensure BERL has access to high quality data to support our work and our findings. He also provides a high degree of technical knowledge on available data sources.
Research design and implementation, using integrative (qualitative and quantitative) research methodologies
Expert data analysis, able to undertake high quality robust analysis using Excel, Stata, or ArcMap (for geospatial data analysis)
Skilled Statistics New Zealand Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) researcher, with a strong knowledge of the IDI data structure
A strong understanding of data management principles, data privacy requirements, and technical knowledge of data gathering methodologies.