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The Macroeconomist Stream

The Macroeconomist stream offers you the opportunity to work with the Treasury teams that focus on improving New Zealanders’ wellbeing through the effective use of macroeconomics and fiscal policy, modelling and research, and forecasting.

Through engaging work opportunities, you will show your highly developed communication skills and strong interest in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, and the New Zealand economy. Within the first few weeks you will be undertaking economic, policy and numerical analysis to support Ministerial advice on various decisions.

You will be at home in this stream if you have a strong (and ideally post-graduate) tertiary qualification in macroeconomics or related disciplines (economics, statistics or equitant). Experience working with time series econometrics, programming, VAR models or structural modelling would be an advantage but is not a requirement.

In this stream, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct and collaborate on economic research projects
  • Analyse fiscal strategy, monetary conditions (interest rates, inflation, exchange rates), policy settings macroeconomic monitoring
  • Work on economic and tax forecasts and scenarios, macro modelling & redevelopment activities for economic forecasting
  • Contribute to the Weekly Economic Updates (WEU) and Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI)
  • Provide economic briefings for internal use or for Ministers
  • Work with local and international agencies
  • Monitor and provide advice on macroeconomic stability and related issues, including advice on monetary and macro-prudential policy frameworks, financial crisis governance and the performance of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
  • Contribute to international engagements such as country reviews by the International Monetary Fund, the OECD and credit agencies.

Hear from our graduates:

Graduate: Elle

Elle: Graduate Analyst - Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy

Graduate: Harrison

Harrison: Analyst - Forecasting

Graduate: Tom

Tom: Graduate Analyst - Forecasting

Last updated: 
Thursday, 24 January 2019