Shamubeel and Selena rent. They have different backgrounds but similar interests. Selena was born and raised in Auckland, going to Epsom Girls Grammar School and studied Economics at University of Auckland. She worked at GoldmanSachs JBWere, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Statistics New Zealand, and is now a fulltime mum.
Shamubeel migrated to New Zealand in the early 1990s from his birth country of Bangladesh, via a three-year stay in Samoa. He studied at Lincoln High and Lincoln University. He has worked at Statistics New Zealand, ANZ in Wellington and Melbourne, GoldmanSachs JBWere and is now at NZIER, a private economic consultancy.
Selena and Shamubeel met at work, have been together for a decade and married for half of that. They enjoy economics – and to relax: good food, wine, friends, family and travel.
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Seventy-five years after Labour’s social security reforms of the 1930s, Paul Dalziel and Caroline Saunders argue in Wellbeing Economics it is time for a major shift in New Zealand’s economic perspective.
In Growing Apart, Shamubeel Eaqub highlights the changing economic fortunes of people in different parts of New Zealand – the growing gaps between our regions.
Max Rashbrooke’s The Inequality Debate provides a succinct introduction to income inequality in New Zealand using the latest data.
The meaning of The Piketty Phenomenon for New Zealand is explored by a diverse range of economists and commentators addressing the relevance of Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’.
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