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Stephen Smith

Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Stephen is an experienced macroeconomist and Partner of Deloitte Access Economics. He leads the Macroeconomic Policy and Forecasting Group of Deloitte Access Economics, setting the firm’s house view on the Australian economic outlook.

As the author of several Deloitte Access Economics subscription publications – including the flagship Business Outlook report – Stephen provides clients and subscribers with a detailed understanding of the Australian and global economic environment. He is a regular media commentator on economic issues and presents to Board and Executive audiences at many of Australia’s leading corporates.

Stephen’s client work spans a broad range of topics including trade, tax and fiscal policy, residential property, financial markets, M&A transactions, productivity, economic reform, and international development. He is an expert in understanding, forecasting and communicating the outlook for the Australian economy, having spent the past two decades working at Access Economics and Deloitte Access Economics.

From 2016 until 2019 he was the Lead Partner of Deloitte Access Economics with responsibility for managing the practice. Based in Canberra, Stephen holds a Master of International and Development Economics, along with undergraduate qualifications in economics, from the Australian National University.