Harrison Steiner-Fox

Acting Managing Principal | Taupoto Pou Mātāmua
Wellington office

Harrison is a senior policy professional. He brings specialist expertise in macroeconomics and finance to credibly assess the economic and financial impact of different policy options.

Harrison’s strong background in macro-economic and financial policy makes him invaluable as a policy professional, as he’s able to apply that expertise to assessing options in any policy field.

Before he joined us in 2022, Harrison was a Senior Analyst at the Treasury, where his work covered fiscal policy, monetary policy reform, legislative reform, financial policy and regulation, macro-economic forecasting, and wellbeing analysis.

With a personable, collaborative style, he knows how to navigate the often complex relationships involved with government policy projects and to bring the different actors together.

Examples of Harrison’s work

  • He established the project team and the approach to produce the Treasury’s first Wellbeing Report, which detailed past, present, and future trends in and drivers of wellbeing in Aotearoa.

  • As part of the review of the Reserve Bank Act, Harrison worked in a joint Treasury/Reserve Bank team leading policy advice and financial modelling to establish a deposit insurance scheme in New Zealand. He also led the regulatory impact analysis for the deposit insurance scheme.

  • He led in producing economics forecasts for the Treasury’s Economic and Fiscal Updates.

  • He developed models to assess the sustainability of government finances and the impact of government spending on inflation.

  • At Treasury Harrison also advised on fiscal targets.

Harrison’s qualifications

Harrison has a BCom (First Class Hons) in Economics and Commercial Law, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Auckland.