Shamubeel Eaqub

Author, Generation Rent; Economist, Sense Partners

About Shamubeel Eaqub

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. Shamubeel lives in Auckland with his wife and son. He grew up in Canterbury and holds a BCom with Honours in Economics from Lincoln University.

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COVID-19 Recovery Finance Housing Income Inequality

Pulling Many Levers: Banking, borrowing and building need to change to make housing in New Zealand affordable

New Zealand has a long-running housing crisis—house prices have outstripped incomes since the early 2000s. But more than just housing supply and subsidies, we also need policies to make homes affordable and a long-term, apolitical programme for social housing. Banner: Shutterstock/Ed Goodacre

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