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Tim Armstrong

Tim Armstrong, Economist

Keen interest in applying economic theory using quantitative and modelling analysis to solve complex problems for clients.

Tim is an economist in our team with broad sectoral experience and particular expertise in the application of microeconomic and quantitative analysis to regulatory, financial securities and policy issues.

Tim has experience across a broad range of sectors, including the electricity, water, rail, communications, airport, fuel and transport sectors. Tim’s work has shaped decisions by businesses, regulatory authorities and policy makers in regulatory proceedings, commercial transactions, investigations and policy decisions, as well as in decisions to initiate proceedings in the Federal Court.

Tim’s analytical approach is underpinned by strong economic, mathematical and statistical expertise, enabling him to apply sophisticated quantitative techniques when addressing economic problems. In particular, he has applied economic analysis to assist clients in evaluating financial damages and the materiality of information as part of securities class action claims filed in the Federal Court.

Tim also has a longstanding interest in the challenges presented by the integration of renewable sources of energy and distributed energy resources in the electricity system. His honours research involved an empirical assessment of the technical implications of renewable generation in the New Zealand electricity market, and a cost-benefit assessment of alternative market designs.

Tim was awarded a first class honours degree in Economics by the University of Auckland, along with a range of scholarships and academic prizes throughout his tertiary education. Tim has also completed internships at EY and the Department of Corrections.

Career path

  • 2018

    Economics Tutor, University of Otago

  • 2018

    Intern, Department of Corrections

  • 2019

    Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance, University of Otago

  • 2019

    Student exchange, Prague School of Economics (VSE)

  • 2019

    Consulting Intern, EY

  • 2020

    Bachelor of Commerce in Economics (First Class Honours), University of Auckland

  • 2021

    Joined HoustonKemp