Sarah specialises in competition and finance.
Her project experience extends across the analysis of complex economic questions arising in shareholder liability and damages assessment in misleading disclosure cases, insider trading allegations, merger clearance processes, restraint of trade provisions and regulatory proceedings.
Sarah’s strong economics and mathematics expertise enables her to apply sophisticated quantitative and statistical techniques to economic problems. In particular, Sarah’s work has included: advanced cost benefit analysis; econometric analysis for the purpose of estimating elasticities, the price effects of cartel conduct and securities market efficiency; the development of securities pricing models and event study analysis; critiquing statistical analysis; and reviewing regulated businesses’ and regulators’ models. The results of her analysis have been relied upon in several high stakes matters, including proceedings in the Federal Court.
In addition to quantitative work, Sarah has applied economic principles to various qualitative assignments examining the incentives applying to firm and consumer conduct in regulated infrastructure service providers, as well as in market-based industry sectors.
Prior to joining HoustonKemp in June 2014, Sarah gained more than four years’ experience at NERA Economic Consulting, in assisting clients with complex competition and regulatory problems.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Commerce and Administration with first class honours in economics, from Victoria University of Wellington.