Economics, data science, and quantitative evaluation services for public and private sector organisations in New Zealand and the Pacific

Schiff Consulting was established in 2014 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Its principal, Dr Aaron Schiff, has more than 20 years of consulting and academic experience as an economist and data scientist. Aaron gained a PhD in economics from the University of Auckland in 2005 and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University from 2006 to 2008. As a consultant, Aaron has sucessfully led and delivered many projects for leading business and government organisations.

Aaron specialises in applying data analysis and economics to commercial and policy issues, and also applies these skills in evaluation work. He is experienced at leading and managing complex consulting projects, and offers personal, responsive service that is excellent value for money. As well as serving clients directly, he regularly collaborates with other consultants and brings economics and data science expertise to larger teams. Aaron is also a skilled communicator who writes clearly and develops simple and effective data visualisations.

Skills and expertise

  • Statistical and econometric analysis
  • Market and industry studies
  • Impact evaluation
  • Forecasting
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Predictive modelling
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Data visualisation
  • Competition and regulatory economics

Sector experience

  • Transport
  • Telecommunications / ICT
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Travel and tourism
  • Social services
  • Urban development and planning