Dr William Cochrane

Qualifications: MSocSc, PhD Waikato

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About William

Bill Cochrane was a Research Fellow in the Population Studies Centre from 2002-2010, and continues in the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis as an Associate Researcher. He is involved with Jacques Poot and Michael Cameron in the provision of a wide range of consultancy services to local authorities, district health boards and various NGO's in the areas of population projection and labour market analysis.

He gained his PhD from the University of Waikato in 2011 researching regional diversity and local labour market outcomes in New Zealand.


Regional diversity; local labour market outcomes; organisation of work; industry structure and survey analysis; design and implementation.

Research Interests

Dr William Cochrane's main interests lie in Labour Economics. He specialises in the econometric analysis of local labour markets, spatial econometric analysis, evaluation of policy particularly in relation to the labour market and social security system, labour market and small area demographic projections; as well as analysis of the organisation of work and workplace productivity.

Featured Publications

Forthcoming Publications

Recent Publications

  • Cameron, M., & Cochrane, W. (2021). 2018-base Population, Family and Household, and Labour Force projections for the Waikato Region, 2018-2068.

  • Cameron, M., & Cochrane, W. (2021). 2018-base SA2-level Population, Family and Household, and Labour Force Projections for the Waikato Region, 2018-2068. University of Waikato.

  • Cochrane, W., Cameron, M., & Alimi, O. (Eds.) (2021). Labor Markets, Migration, and Mobility Essays in Honor of Jacques Poot. Springer.

  • Piercy, G., East, D., & Cochrane, W. (2021). Welfare: Income levels and distribution. In Social Policy Practice and Processes in Aotearoa New Zealand. Massey University Press.

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: K2.02
Phone: +64 7 838 4023