New Zealand Treasury, Affiliate
Grant Scobie is a Principal Adviser at the New Zealand Treasury.
Grant received his undergraduate degree from Massey University in Palmerston North. After completing a Master’s degree in Australia, he was awarded a PhD in Economics from North Carolina State University. His major areas of interest and research have been in the economics of research and development, agricultural research, international trade, and more latterly in household savings, wealth, retirement income and housing.
As well as holding research positions in the Australian and New Zealand governments, Grant has been an Associate Professor of Economics in the United States, and was Professor of Economics and Chair of the department at the University of Waikato. From 1995 to 1999 he was the Director General of CIAT (Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical) in Colombia. Grant received the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research Economics Award for 2004. He joins a small but select group who have received this prestigious award. Grant is currently Principal Advisor in Policy Coordination and Development in The New Zealand Treasury. He is a former National Board Member for Save the Children , having served as Chair of their Overseas Programme Committee and Audit and Risk Committee. Grant was a Motu Trustee and the Founding Chairperson from September 2000 through October 2006.
- Makin, Anthony; Wei Zhang and Grant Scobie. 2008. "The Contribution of Foreign Borrowing to the New Zealand Economy," Treasury Working Paper 08/03.
Coleman, Andrew and Grant M. Scobie. 2009. "A Simple Model of Housing Rental and Ownership with Policy Simulations," Motu Working Paper 09-08.
Coleman, Andrew and Grant Scobie. 2009. "A Simple Model of Housing Rental and Ownership with Policy Simulations," Treasury Working Paper 09-05.