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Dr Matthew Birchall

Research Fellow

Matthew is a Research Fellow at The New Zealand Initiative, focusing on infrastructure and the housing market.

A historian by training, Matthew's writing on the British Empire has been published in the Journal of Global History and Global Intellectual History. He was awarded the Royal Historical Society's prestigious Alexander Prize in 2021 for the best scholarly article based upon original historical research.

Matthew holds an MA (Hons) in International Relations & Modern History from the University of St Andrews, an M.Phil. in Political Thought & Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in history, also from the University of Cambridge.

Phone: 04 499 0790

Email: matthew.birchall@nzinitiative.org.nz

Recent Work

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Podcast: Eric Crampton, Matthew Birchall and Scott Wilson on funding and financing NZ's roads

Scott Wilson joins Eric Crampton and Matthew Birchall to discuss the petrol excise holiday, sustainability of the land transport funding system, and what better options might be for the funding and financing of New Zealand roads in the future. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Dr Matthew Birchall
Podcast
2 August, 2022
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Podcast: Dr Oliver Hartwich interviews two new colleagues

Oliver Hartwich interviews historians James Kierstead and Matthew Birchall, two new colleagues at the Initiative. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr James Kierstead
Dr Matthew Birchall
Podcast
20 July, 2022

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