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Stephen Koukoulas

speaker location icon Sydney, Australia

Senior Economic Advisor to the Australian Prime Minister (2010-2011)

Former Head of Global Research and Strategy, TD Securities

Former Senior Economist and Chief Economist at Citibank Australia

Stephen Koukoulas has over 25 years of experience as an economist in government and the private sector, having served as an advisor to the Australian Prime Minister and a Chief Economist for two major banks.

Stephen is currently Managing Director of Market Economics Pty Ltd, a firm he recently established in response to the growing need for independent 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 the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, having moved there from a senior role in the Commonwealth Treasury. Before that, Stephen spent three years in London as the Global Head of Research and Strategy for TD Securities. Previously he spent 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.

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"Stephen is one of Australia’s best regarded economic analysts, known for his grasp of and insights into macroeconomic trends, global finance and the future prospects of global markets. His energetic and lively speaking style brings a level of engagement and humour not always associated with economics!"

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