Jessica Black

With a passion for using economic analysis to solve real-world problems, Jessica brings critical thinking and strong research and analytical skills to her work

Jessica joined us in 2019, with an impressive academic record as well as some valuable experience at the New Zealand Treasury.

Graduating BBus (Economics) from Massey University in 2018, Jessica was a Dean’s Scholar, putting her in the top 2 percent of all those graduating in her year.

Recognised as one of New Zealand’s up-and-coming young economists, she was also Massey’s 2018 nominee for the Sir Frank Holmes Prize for her skills in quantitative economics.

During an internship with Treasury in 2017/18, Jessica’s work included preparing financial reports for several State Owned Enterprises and liaising with Ministers and CEOs around each SOE’s commercial performance. She has also worked on a large data amalgamation and analysis project for one of the country’s largest businesses, Foodstuffs.

Jessica is a fast learner, able to quickly understand and apply critical thinking to the issues at hand. She works methodically to deliver evidence-based conclusions.

She is also a confident and articulate communicator, both in writing and verbally, while her strong interpersonal skills means she’s able to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders across projects.