Economic analysis to inform policy, business decisions, and evaluation

Applied economics for the real world

Schiff Consulting uses economic tools to understand how value and wellbeing are created or destroyed. Aaron Schiff has a PhD in economics and more than 20 years of experience in applying economics to issues in policy, markets, and communities. He has particular experience in studies of industries and markets, competition economics, and applications of cost-benefit analysis to evaluation. Aaron has applied economic analysis across many sectors, including transport, infrastructure, travel and tourism, ICT, energy, and social assistance.

Economics services

  • Industry studies
  • Demand analysis
  • Policy analysis and evaluation
  • Forecasting
  • Cost-benefit and welfare analysis
  • Competition economics
  • Econometric modelling

Examples of economics work

Tourism demand analysis: Econometric estimates of demand elasticities for New Zealand international visitor arrivals, to support policy analysis by the NZ Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Transport revenue forecasting: Modelling and forecasting to support the NZ Ministry of Transport’s projections of revenues from fuel excise duties and road user charges.

Industry study and labour economics: Preparation of a detailed case study of the use of migrant labour in the New Zealand construction industry, to assist the NZ Productivity Commission with its inquiry into immigration settings.

Urban economic analysis: An econometric study of the impacts of local amenities on land values in Auckland.

Competition economics: Economic analysis to support the NZ Commerce Commission in its assessment of various merger clearance applications.