Morag McDonald

After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Politics, and Philosophy at the University of Otago, Morag came to Motu for the summer of 2010-2011 as an intern for Arthur Grimes and Steven Stillman.

During her seven week internship, she investigatied the reliability of the census data, comparing it with official Housing New Zealand Corporation state housing data. Morag read relevant literature, analysed the new dataset, reshaped the data, learned how to write code and create clear graphs and wrote a paper discussing her findings.