Toby's research interests include macroeconomic policy, labour markets, international political economy and industrial development.
Toby is currently a doctoral student at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. His research is focused on the patterns and policy implications of nominal wage rigidity in New Zealand over recent decades.
Between 2016 and 2019, Toby was a research/teaching fellow with the School of Government, and lectured on Public Policy, Public Economics and Development Policy. He has previously worked as a Senior Researcher at the UK think tank, Policy Connect, and was lead writer on the UK Manufacturing Commission’s 2015 report on industrial sustainability. He has also practiced law in Gisborne and Christchurch.
Toby holds a Master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bachelor’s degrees in both Law and Politics from Otago University.