Matt Nolan

Matt Nolan is an economist with the forecasting team at Wellington-based Infometrics. He enjoys writing on a broad range of economic issues; however his focus is on the household sector including the labour market and consumer spending. Within Infometrics, he is responsible for forecasting the outlook for consumer spending and the labour market, and giving clients an idea of the risks around these forecasts – and what they mean for their bottom line.

Treasury and the Reserve Bank have words - The Dismal Science

Jun 30, 2015

I am not blogging at the moment – and I’m incredibly sorry about that.  I won’t really be back until I can commit to being back properly – which won’t be until I’ve completed a lot of modeling work related to income inequality in New Zealand.  I am not back today to talk about any […]

Dole bludger army? - The Dismal Science

Apr 04, 2015

I see that some Australian TV show host said that New Zealand has the “dole bludger army” for support in the cricket.  Now something about intimate relationships with sheep or cows, or something about little country syndrome, or something about Lord of the Rings, would have been fine – banter is acceptable.  But his statement […]

Some notes about yesterday’s Food post - The Dismal Science

Sep 14, 2014

There were a bunch of excellent comments on yesterday’s food post.  I thought I could answer them by adding a bit of clarity here. First off to answer this tweet: @TVHE I love it when you call me names. Particularly ones I don't understand. — Geoff Simmons (@geoffsimmonz) September 2, 2014 My comments were certainly […]

Technocracy and the tyranny of objectivity? - The Dismal Science

Jul 23, 2014

First let me cover off the two reasons you have probably clicked on this post: The question mark is on purpose – even though it sounds like a statement.  In the end, these are issues of balance rather than black and white rights and wrongs.  Then again, maybe I’m biased as I see myself as […]