Applied economics and data analysis to help you make better decisions.

Schiff Consulting is a specialised consulting firm based in Auckland, New Zealand, that advises government, non-profit, and corporate clients directly and in collaboration with other consultants.

Core services include data and statistical analysis, economic research and modelling, forecasting, quantitative evaluation, and data visualisation. Schiff Consulting has extensive experience applying these skills across many sectors and activities including central and local government policy-making, transport, competition economics, and non-profit organisations.

NZ price index tracker: Visualisations of New Zealand price index changes beyond headline inflation.
Introduction to automated text analysis for research and evaluation: A practical overview of natural language processing techniques that can be used to support research and evaluation projects.
Small towns of Aotearoa: A data visualisation experiment that shows approximate maps of the small towns of Aotearoa using land parcels data.
Building a timeseries data pipeline: Building some simple infrastructure to store and visualise public time-series data
Data verbalisation with LLMs: Testing if large language models can be used to verbalise small datasets.
Negative filtering with dplyr: Traps for the unwary when using dplyr to filter out rows based on logical conditions.