Meet the M.E Team

Emily Harvey PhD Applied Mathematics


Consultant / Researcher

Emily has over 9 years’ experience in quantitative modelling and analysis.  In her academic research at the University of Auckland, Montana State University and Massey University Auckland, she developed mathematical models of physiological and ecological systems and used cutting-edge numerical and theoretical analysis to produce new insights and direct future work. At Market Economics, Emily is involved in a wide range of central and local government research and consulting projects including: spatial modelling of economic and environmental systems, simulating impacts of potential policy options, estimating the economic impacts of natural hazard events, and investigating economic resilience to disruptions. 


Emily’s research interests can be broadly described as using mathematical modelling and data analytics to study complex economic, environmental, cultural, and social systems and the interactions between them. Through this work she aims to gain new insights and knowledge, and to develop tools to inform and support discourse that leads to better decision making. As part of this work, Emily is a Principal Investigator with Te P┼źnaha Matatini Centre of Research Excellence at the University of Auckland.

Professional Memberships

Association for Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM): Member | New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS): Member | New Zealand Mathematical Society Inc. (NZMS): Secretary | Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM): Member |