Stephen Anthony is ISA’s Chief Economist. Stephen is a highly experienced macroeconomist and fiscal policy specialist with over twenty years of experience. Prior to his current role he was the Director of Budget and Forecasting at the economic modelling firm Macroeconomics. He has worked as a senior policy officer at both the Federal Treasury and Department of Finance in Canberra in fiscal policy and budget analysis.
Earlier in his career he worked briefly for the International Monetary Fund, the Heritage Foundation and Institute for International Economics whilst undertaking studies in Washington, D.C
Stephen is also a prominent economic forecaster. He contributes to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s quarterly survey of market economists. He is a four-time winner of The Age / Sydney Morning Herald BusinessDay Economic Survey for 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 which includes a panel of around 25 market, academic and consultant economists.
His research interests include examining the interaction between financial markets and the macroeconomy and analysis of government budgets and spending programs.
Stephen sits on the board of the newly established New South Wales Community Housing Industry Council (CHIC) that advises the Minister on matters to do with affordable housing.
He holds a first class honours degree in economics from La Trobe University in Melbourne and Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington DC and a PhD in Economics from La Trobe University.