Thomas Benison

Research Analyst

Thomas Benison

Thomas joined Motu Research in May 2022 after completing an Honours degree in Economics at the University of Auckland. His dissertation investigated the impact of large government debt on the effectiveness of government spending in New Zealand. Before this, he completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and Finance, during which he spent one semester on exchange in London.

 

At Motu Research, Thomas is currently helping Izi Sin with her research project on the effects of lack of access to affordable childcare on mothers’ long run labour market outcomes.

 

Thomas likes football, podcasts, and sightseeing.