Dr Bill Rosenberg
Bill’s recent research interests focus on labour, income distribution and health funding.
He has also published on social welfare policy, overseas investment, international trade, and media ownership. He has active interests in the future of work, industry policy and active labour market policy.
Recent publications include book chapters on labour’s share of income in New Zealand since 1939, and on media ownership, and journal articles on funding New Zealand’s public healthcare system, foreign investment in New Zealand, the “Investment Approach”, and wages and inequality.
Bill has been Economist and Policy Director at the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) since 2009, where he has been a regular commentator in the media, and before that held technical and management positions in computing and e-learning services at Lincoln and Canterbury Universities, and was a city bus driver for five years. He has been a member of the board of the Tertiary Education Commission Board (2006-11), a member of the government’s 2012-13 Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety which led to the reform of New Zealand’s occupational health and safety system, a member of Statistics New Zealand’s Advisory Committee for independent review of the CPI in 2013, and a member of the government’s 2018-19 Tax Working Group.