Richard Fabling

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Richard Fabling

Richard is an empirical microeconomist specialising in business and labour economics, with a particular interest in understanding New Zealand workers, firms and jobs. He is an independent researcher, having previously held senior research positions at Motu, the Reserve Bank and the Ministry of Economic Development.

Richard was instrumental in the development of the Business Operations Survey, the Longitudinal Business Database (LBD), and the labour and productivity datasets within the LBD, and has co-authored over forty papers using these data. Richard has a PhD in Applied Mathematics (Magnetohydrodynamics) from the University of Waikato, where his thesis entailed modelling solar flares.