Matt Nolan is a senior economist at Infometrics. He focuses primarily on the outlook for the private sector, by attempting to understand changes and movement in household and business behaviour. In order to do this he uses a range of empirical models, while keeping a keen eye on current events. He enjoys trying to explain the sometimes wonkish views of economists in a way that people can understand. Matt joined Infometrics in early 2007, and has an MCA in Economics from Victoria University of Wellington.
Matt Nolan on the top 10 freely available indicators to use to try and figure out what's going on with the New Zealand economic cycle
Friday's Top 10: Matt Nolan has a detailed look at global warming issues and policies, including the source of rising emissions, China's plans, the NZ Greens, Dilbert & more
Friday's Top 10: Matt Nolan on labour market recoveries, regional divergence, youth unemployment, NZ's real crisis, robots, Dilbert & more
Friday's Top 10: The Valentines Day issue - The market for marriage, romance and income inequality, how govt influences your romantic choices, digital roses a good idea?
The Pope and an economist walk into the bar - Matt Nolan looks at how economists have reacted to The Pope's Evangelii Gaudium; Dilbert and more
Matt Nolan explores the factors that result in why some co-ordination projects work and why some don't
Matt Nolan says our small size and export reliance on homogenous goods actually makes us resilient to global economic shocks
Matt Nolan takes a final look at tax and explores 'monetary financing', and ramping up the inflation rate as a form of taxation
Matt Nolan scrutinises taxes targeted at social behaviours, separates 'excessive' and 'patently ridiculous' from where efficient correction can occur