Stephen Koukoulas is one the most experienced and highly regarded economists in Australia, having been at the forefront of our economic future from a variety of perspectives for over 25 years as Citibank's Chief Economist, a writer for the Australian Financial Review, head of global research at TD Securities and most recently, Senior Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Stephen is currently Managing Director of Market Economics Pty Ltd, a firm he recently established in response to the growing need for independent and tailored macroeconomic analysis for business clients needing to convert economic data into financial market and policy risks. His work provides clients with unique insights into the macroeconomic policy debate.
Between September 2010 and July 2011, Stephen was Senior Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Julia Gillard MP, having moved there from a senior role in the Commonwealth Treasury. He also spent three years in London as the Global Head of research and strategy for TD Securities and 10 years as a Senior Economist and Chief Economist of Citibank Australia and Chief Strategist at TD Securities in Sydney. Between 1999 and 2001 he was the Australian Financial Review's Economics Analyst.
Stephen is a graduate of the ANU following which he gained an unique insight into the workings of government as an economist in the Commonwealth Treasury during the late 1980s and early 1990s. In Treasury, Stephen worked in areas covering economic forecasting, monetary policy analysis, current economic conditions and the international economy.
Stephen's experience is clearly very wide with his understanding of political economy, policy and financial market issues. These are important in getting insights, into the economic policy and makes his analysis and services highly sought after.
Stephen Koukoulas is available to speak at corporate events, including to Boards of Directors, in-house and client functions. He regularly presents to a diverse range of audiences, both big and small, some to a high level of sophistication, and others with a broader retail focus. He has extensive experience as a speaker, panelist, chair and moderator.
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