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Thomas joined Motu Research in May 2022 after completing an Honours degree in Economics at the University of Auckland. His dissertation investigated the impact of large government debt on the effectiveness of government spending in New Zealand. Before this, he completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and Finance, during which he spent one semester on exchange in London.

At Motu Research, Thomas works on a diverse range of topics. His current work is on the impact of urban water pricing on water use behaviour in Aotearoa New Zealand. He is also researching the impact of employment in the arts on wellbeing.


  • –present
    Research Analyst, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research


  • 2021 
    The University of Auckland, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics