Stephen Koukoulas is Managing Director of Market Economics, a firm he established in January 2012 in response to the need for independent and tailored macroeconomic analysis.
Stephen has a rare professional experience with 30 years as an economist in government, banking, financial markets and policy formulation. Stephen was Senior Economic Advisor to the former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, worked in the Commonwealth Treasury and before that he was the global head of economic research and strategy for TD Securities in London.
Stephen also spent 5 years at Citibank Australia, including as Chief Economist. He started his career is as an economist in the Commonwealth Treasury in the mid 1980s.
Stephen is currently Economics Advisor to Dun & Bradstreet, a Research Fellow at Per Capita and writes regular analysis and opinion pieces for The Guardian and Yahoo 7 Finance.