We really hope you enjoy listening to the career story of Economist Christina Leung on The Female Career podcast.

"When you try to do something that's a little bit scary and out of your comfort zone, and then you manage to do it, it's such a confidence booster."

Christina is a Principal Economist and Head of Membership Services at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, where she looks after NZIER’s economic forecasts and analysis of the NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion. In addition, Christina also undertakes analysis for a wide range of clients in assessing issues important for the New Zealand economy including the economic impact of an industry, investment or significant event (such as COVID-19). She is also a regular media contributor, featuring in Stuff, NZ Herald, NBR and The AM Show.

Prior to working at NZIER, Christina worked at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and ASB Bank. Christina is a CFA charterholder, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with first class honours in Economics from the University of Auckland.