Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas. His background covers the spectrum of economic insight - from his role as Chief Economist of Citibank to Senior Economic Advisor to the Australian Prime Minister.
Stephen’s combination of both public and private sector provides an unparalleled insight into the opportunities and risks of today’s markets. As a speaker Stephen has been called upon to discuss the economy with audiences as diverse as the corporate world to school students - an affirmation of his ability to turn complex economic analysis into terms mere mortals can understand.
In these uncertain financial times, Stephen combines tailored economic overview and analysis with a level of humour and engagement not usually associated with the economics.
I've only heard great things about your presentation at the breakfast – so thank you. Clients and staff all raved about you – how engaging, thought provoking and entertaining you were. You made the content come alive.
Head of communication - Randstad
The feedback from the participants has been fantastic. You really make a serious subject interesting and engaging!
HR, Wesfarmers Insurance
One of Australia's most influential economists.
The Australian Financial Review
The Prime Minister's Office has placed a premium on economic and policy advice recruiting high-profile market economist, Stephen Koukoulas.
The Australian Financial Review.
Stephen has a way of making economics fun and relevant - 10/10
If you need a reliable and informed economic forecasting at both local and international levels, look no further. Informed by Stephen's exceptionally broad experience and background, this presentation ties together complex fiscal policy with current macroeconomic data to provide comprehensive insights into how current economic trends will impact your business. This presentation can be tailored to include a wide range of topics including:
- Where the economy is going
- Which sectors are strong? Which are in decline?
- What are the economic opportunities in the near term or over the next few years?
- Local and international market forces
What are the causes of macroeconomic conditions in Australasia and abroad? How long can the strong Aussie dollar last, what has caused its meteoric rise and what might be its downfall? How do interest rate decisions affect home buyers, small business and corporations? All of these questions and more can be addressed in Stephen's presentation on cause and effect in economics. This presentation can include analysis and information on the influence of:
- Financial markets and stocks
- The Aussie dollar
- Interest rates
- General and specific taxation conditions (including the effect of the Carbon Tax)
- The effect of politics on your business segment
Australia's Housing Market WallFebruary 16th 2018
The housing market has hit the wall.
After years of unrelenting strength, house prices are dropping. Not by much, at this stage, but the heat in the Sydney market in particular, has suddenly turned cold.
The fascinating and scary thing is that the price falls are increasingly widespread.
The Australian economy remains in good shape.October 21st 2017
Calls of housing crashes, banking busts and general gloom will be wrong again.
The housing downturn – what’s it mean for you and the economy?September 26th 2017
The housing market has peaked with prices no longer growing. At the same time, auction clearance rates are lower and a solid pipeline of new supply – particularly apartments – will soon flood the market in a number of cities and regions.
The big question for business and individuals - how severe will the downturn be and what does it mean for the economy?
Our world in charts
An old proverb says: “a picture paints a thousand words” and in this book, the pictures are the charts. Our World in Charts has over 150 charts that depict a range of economic, market and social issues. There is a lot of information in each chart and each tells a story which authors Alan Kohler and Stephen Koukoulas explain.
Charts give context. An annual budget deficit of $30 billion sounds a lot, but relative to the size of the economy in 2017 it’s about the average of the last 40 years. A chart can show this. Ask a good economist, “how are you today?” and they should answer, “relative to what?” Charts show how the economy or markets are today relative to the past.