Cavin works to provide answers and insights across a range of policy areas with a focus on education, labour markets and tax.
He combines quantitative and econometric skills with a genuine passion for economics and an ability to inject original thinking into the conversation. Cavin works to deliver pragmatic solutions to unstructured problems and is relied upon to explain complex economic concepts in plain English. Recent examples of his work include analysing the intergenerational fairness implications of the BBC licence concession for older households, and quantifying the value for money proposition of early years education.
Besides his work in consulting, he has ten years of experience managing people and projects for the government and not-for-profit sectors in Australia, Canada, the UAE and Afghanistan.
He holds degrees in economics from Cambridge and the Australian National University, and an underused PADI open-water diving qualification.
What did you want to be when you were 10?
What was the last book you read?
‘On Photography’, Susan Sontag
What inanimate object do you wish you could eliminate from existence?