Why shouldn’t we be ambitious? Why shouldn’t we want to be much better off? Why shouldn’t we want to look after future generations?
Shamubeel Eaqub is an experienced economist who makes economics easy. He is also an author, media commentator and a thought-leading public speaker. He has over a decade of experience as an economist in Wellington, Melbourne and Auckland in leading international banks and consultancy.
He is on various boards of charities and commercial firms. He writes books in his own time on issues that matter to New Zealand and gives voice to the unheard. His books published include:
- Generation Rent (2015), co-authored with Selena Eaqub
- Growing Apart: Regional Prosperity in NZ (2014)
- The NZ Economy: An Introduction (2011), co-authored with Dr Ralph Lattimore.
- Once In A Lifetime: City-Building After Disaster In Christchurch (2014), contributing chapter
He currently balances a portfolio of activities: consulting through Sense Partners, a boutique economic consultancy; various governance and advisory roles for charities, SMEs and CCOs; columnist for Fairfax and the Sunday Star Times.
He holds a BCOM(Hons) in Economics from Lincoln University and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has authored several books – the most recent are Generation Rent and Growing Apart.
Shamubeel lives in Auckland with wife, Selena, and son, Haydn.