Dave has been a Senior Fellow at Motu since 2000. Prior to that, he was a researcher at the New Zealand Department of Labour. Dave gained his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1995, specialising in Labour Economics and Urban Economics. His current research interests include the economics of immigration, the economic performance of cities, and patterns of labour market adjustment - for individuals and in aggregate.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending most of his time with wife Lyn and gorgeous daughter Alaigne.