Senior Researcher

Julian is primarily a labour economist with a Master’s in Social Science and a history of strategic labour market policy work in minimum wages, migration and regional development.

Julian has produced a wide range of research for the Maxim Institute covering Regional Development, Migration and Active Labour Market Policies (ALMP). His regional development work included drawing attention to decline and transition policy for regions as they increasingly face demographic and economic change. His migration work highlighted New Zealand’s over-reliance on temporary work visas — contrasting this with welcoming policy and Manākitanga. His meta-analysis of what AMLP’s work in a recession, directly fed into discussions with officials over options to respond well to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Julian is currently examining modern forms of work and how these increasingly non-standard/platform/precarious work practices interface with the tax and welfare support systems.

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