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Given the specialised nature of Cognitus' engagements, it commonly partners with other experts in relevant disciplines.


These include lawyers in engagements involving competition, regulation or litigation, or in Treaty settlement negotiations. They also include other economists, having skills complementary to those of Cognitus.


Depending on the engagement, Cognitus also partners with other experts, such as sector specialists, or experts with relevant technical or cultural expertise.

Cognitus has established relationships with a number of such experts, so can quickly recommend partners to clients as their engagement requires. Alternatively, Cognitus commonly works alongside clients and their existing advisors.

This flexible model is an effective way for Cognitus to be able to offer its clients the right combination of skills for their particular needs, especially since those needs can change from one engagement to another.

Memberships and Associations

Cognitus' Principal Economist, Dr Richard Meade, currently has professional and academic memberships and associations with the following organisations:

  • Senior Research Fellow, Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

  • Auckland Vice President, Law & Economics Association of New Zealand (LEANZ)

  • New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE)

  • Asia-Pacific Industrial Organisation Society (APIOS)

  • European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE)

  • New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF).

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