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Chris Richardson

Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Chris Richardson, Partner, Financial Advisory Services | DeloitteTel: +61 2 6175 2000
Office: Barton

One of Australia’s best known economists and a regular commentator and presenter on economic trends, Chris is in charge of Deloitte Access Economics’ forecasting and policy unit. He is the author of Business Outlook, the leader in its field of macro forecasting, as well as the highly influential Budget Monitor, an in-depth analysis of the Budget.

Reports for the Business Council of Australia, including:

  • A reform blueprint for Australia’s industrial relations system 
  • A review of the economic impact on Australia of Federal and State regulation 
  • An analysis of the long term benefits to participation and productivity from increased school retention rates 
  • An assessment of the reform dividend from two decades of reform 
  • An analysis of the reforms required to achieve faster growth.

Reports for the Minerals Council of Australia, including:

  • Modelling global demand for a range of minerals 
  • Assessing China and India’s current and prospective impact on Australia 
  • Modelling Australian supply potential across a range of minerals 
  • An influential report on the impact of diesel taxes 
  • Assessing the impact of resource rent taxes.

Labour market analysis, including:

  • Projected detailed developments for State and Federal education and employment departments 
  • Projected detailed developments in office and residential markets.

Modelling and reports for the Henry Review on Australia’s Future Taxation System, covering issues such as retirement income adequacy and the interaction of the tax and transfer systems.

Co-author of the six-monthly AMP Superannuation Adequacy Index Report publication, which provides regular ground-breaking projections of retirement incomes.

Developer of AEBM, Access Economics’ model of Commonwealth revenues.

Developer of AE-GLOBAL, Access Economics’ model for projecting long term outcomes across a range of economies and their demands for industrial commodities.

Co-developer of AEIGR, Access Economics’ model of Commonwealth intergenerational (40 year) revenue and expenditure projections.

Co-developer of AESIGR, Access Economics’ model of State and Territory intergenerational (40 year) revenue and expenditure projections.

Area of expertise

  • Forecasting and modelling 
  • Presentations 
  • Client briefings 
  • Tax and superannuation policy 
  • The Federal Budget 
  • Industry economics, ACCC and other competition-related matters.

Professional membership and qualification

  • M.Ec Australian National University (1984) 
  • B.Ec (First Class Honours, University Medal), University of Sydney (1982).

Academic awards

  • The University Medal Randolph G. Rouse Prize 
  • Coopers and Lybrand Prize The Society Medal 
  • Geoffrey Dale Prize Economics Research Society 
  • G.S. Caird Scholarship Frank Albert Prize (1979 & 1980) 
  • Commonwealth Bank Prize Walter Reid Prize (1979 & 1980).
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