Philip Stevens
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Philip Stevens

New Zealand Productivity Commission / Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa

Director, economics and research

  • Previously at the Ministry of Education, where he was GM analysis, research and evaluation, and held a similar role at MBIE, as well as manager and chief adviser of economic strategy at MBIE and its predecessor, MED.
  • Before emigrating, was a research fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in London.
  • Doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford, MA in economics from the University of Leeds, and a BA in economics and public policy (first-class honours) from Leeds Metropolitan University.


National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Research Fellow
Jan 2000 - Apr 2006
Government Economics Network
Council Member
Jan 2011 - Present
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment / Hīkina Whakatutuki
Associate General Manager Evidence, Monitoring and Governance, General Manager, Research, Evaluation and Analysis
May 2013 - May 2013
Ministry of Education / Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Group Manager Analysis, Research & Evaluation, Group Manager Analysis and Research
Jul 2015 - Mar 2021
New Zealand Productivity Commission / Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa
Director Economics and Research
Mar 2021 - Present

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