About Me

About me

My name is Matt Burgess. I am Senior Economist at the New Zealand Initiative. I work on climate, energy and RMA policy. I live in Wellington.

Blog policy

I will post corrections as soon as I become aware of an error, and mark up corrections by striking through deleted or changed content.

Opinions expressed here are mine not my employer’s.

Emails to me are 100% in confidence – I will never reveal your name or post or share anything you send me without your permission. My email is mattb02@gmail.com

Constructive comments only please. Blunt is good. Obnoxious bad.


I own a small number of New Zealand Units for the ETS through the SALT Fund.

I am not and never have been a member of any political party. I advised the National government 2012-2016.