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Mathew Ditchburn

Mathew Ditchburn, Economist

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Combines economics and law qualifications to tackle complex regulatory and policy problems.

Mathew’s broad project experience and qualifications afford him a unique perspective to assist clients in resolving complex economic problems.

Mathew regularly provides economic advice to assist businesses comply with their regulatory obligations, with specific experience in the energy sector. In particular, he has provided advice on a wide range of pricing matters for electricity and gas distribution businesses across Australia, including undertaking analysis to inform network prices, establish pricing strategies and develop cost-reflective tariffs.

In the regulatory proceedings space, Mathew has assisted with the preparation of material for expert reports spanning securities class actions, regulatory determinations and challenges, merger authorisations and consumer competition matters.

Mathew’s strong qualitative and analytical skills have been utilised to evaluate the effect of information in legal proceedings, inform investment decisions, prepare business cases, develop government policies and assess traffic outcomes.

Career path

  • 2015-2020

    Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce in Economics, University of Otago

  • 2020

    Student Exchange, Queens University (Canada)

  • 2020-2021

    Master of Economics, University of Otago

  • 2021

    Economics Tutor, University of Otago

  • 2021

    Joined HoustonKemp