William Kaye-Blake specialises in economic and econometric analysis of the agricultural sector, and has been working on simulation models for several years. He led the research team developing an interdisciplinary MAS of several regions in New Zealand, which is designed to be used in participatory community development research. He joined PwC in 2014, after working at NZIER and Lincoln University. In the 1990s, he was an economic consultant in California. He has a PhD from Lincoln University, an MS from the University of California, Davis, and a BA from the College of William and Mary.
PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand
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Chris Schilling has significant experience in CGE and microsimulation modelling. He developed NZIER’s microsimulation population model of New Zealand, which he has used to analyse various health and early-life intervention. Chris is a member of the International Association of Microsimulation, presented at the 2011 conference, and has strong working relationships with international experts from Statistics Canada and NATSEM (Australia). Chris joined the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Melbourne in 2014, and maintains an Associate position with NZIER. He has a Bachelor of Engineering/Commerce double degree with First Class Honours in Economics from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Hohenheim, Germany.
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Elizabeth Post was a Senior Computer Scientist with Lincoln Ventures Ltd (now Lincoln Agritech). Her particular fields included e-research, Grid Computing and Cumulative Agrichemical Residue Tracking. She also made substantial contributions developing software for agricultural and environmental projects. In 1999, she produced the 660-page JADE for Developers, which ran to second and third editions. Elizabeth was a graduate and past staff member of the University of Cape Town, and joined the staff of Lincoln University in 1996, moving to Lincoln Ventures in 2005. Sadly, Elizabeth passed away in 2013.
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