Dr Antong Victorio, who also writes as Andres G Victorio, is the Director of StatScience Research and Senior Fellow at Victoria University’s Institute for Governance and Policy Studies. He was educated in public policy and economics at Boston College and at Harvard University. He teaches applied economics, public economics and advanced quantitative methods. His many published contributions, in economics science, have helped to foster an understanding of financial crises, fiscal policy, non-market insurance, school leaving, trade liberalisation, inflation measurement, altruism in economics, bargaining in housing, and union power in globalisation. He is the author of Applied Models in Public Policy (2005), and The Benefits and Wider Costs of Leaving School (2006), co-editor of The New Zealand CPI at 100: History and Interpretation (2014) and served as editor of the Journal of Business and Governance. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand, and travels regularly to Asia and the Americas.