Senior Economist, NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER)
Peter Clough has over 20 years’ experience of economic research and consulting, and has specialised in applying economics to hard-to-quantify areas of environmental impacts, health and public safety, and in comparative analysis of economic instruments and other policy measures in fields such as biosecurity, energy and transport.
He has appeared as expert witness before the Environment Court and other public hearings giving testimony on such issues as the economics of climate change policy, land use planning, biodiversity conservation, energy generation and water use.
Much of this experience has been gained while at NZIER working for clients in central and local government and in the private sector, but he has also had time out from consulting with spells in the Ministry of Economic Development working on design of emissions trading for climate change and sustainable energy policy, at the Ministry of Transport, and at the UK government’s statutory adviser on the natural environment, English Nature.
Principal, Harris Consulting
Simon Harris is a resource economist operating a consultancy from Christchurch. He has undertaken projects across a range of topics, including pest management, research management, evaluation and water management. This includes policy analysis, impact analysis and cost benefit analysis nationally and internationally.
Simon has been involved in a range of water management project since mid 1990s, ranging from catchment erosion management, floodplain management, setting minimum flows and allocation, reliability assessment, irrigation schemes, and latter nutrient limit setting.
He has been involved in a wide range of approaches to making decisions in water management, including the recent developments in collaborative governance in Canterbury.