Stephen Koukoulas

Travels from: ACT


One of the most articulate and influential economists in Australia.

Categories: Economists

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas. He is an economic thought leader in his role with his business, Market Economics. Stephen often driving the debate on housing, consumer spending, investment strategies, interest rates and budget policy. He does this by drawing on his unique background including his experience heading global research for TD in London, being Chief Economist of Citibank and a Senior Economic Advisor to the Australian Prime Minister.

When it comes to the economy, Stephen continues to cover most of the big issues.

Stephen is the go-to economist for many businesses, investors, fund managers and the media. His views and analysis are presented without fear or favour which is why he is such a sought after speaker.

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.

As the global pandemic continues, Stephen Koukoulas​ can tailor his presentation to discuss the effects of the coronavirus on the economy. Stephen can present his keynote speech by virtual broadcast to your organisation through videoconferencing, live streaming and Zoom events. 

Speaker Topics

Boosting Financial Security for All Australian Women
Stephen delivered a White Paper to the Government outlining the issues associated with the financial security for women. Stephen has presented his paper to a Parliamentary Committee and will continue to advise the government on gender inequality and women’s financial security issues.
The Cautious Consumer and the Retail Crunch
Household spending accounts for over half of the economy – it is an important driver of whether times are good or bad. We consumers are able to shop around and with some significant global retailers ramping up their Australian operations, local retailers are under pressure to compete. Even more important, consumers are limiting new spending because wages growth is weak, household debt is high and wealth is being eroded by house price and stock market weakness.
The economic fallout from the Coronavirus Economics delivered on-line
Stephen Koukoulas has established an on-line keynote seminar package on the economic fallout from the Coronavirus. He would like to speak to you, your staff, your clients about what is happening and what is ahead. It is clear the economy is in trouble. The fallout is widespread. Many businesses are in trouble, workers are having their hours and wages cut or, worse, losing their jobs. The dislocation to the way the economy functioned is without precedent. Policy changes are coming thick and fast. Near zero interest rates, printing money, cash handouts, rent and mortgage payment ‘holidays’ are in the mix. Their aim is to limit the fallout so that when this crisis ends, it will be all hands on deck for the recovery and return to normal business.
The Housing Market
Housing – what is more important and topical for Australian consumers, investors and policy makers alike. And right now, house prices are falling, eating away at household wealth, risking a period of economic weakness in the year ahead. What’s more, housing construction is on the cusp of a slump, driven by a credit crunch and a free-fall in investor demand. What will drive the housing market over the next few years?
The Kouk's Influencers
Economics matters. Understanding where the economy is and where it is going will drive profits, investment decisions and employment opportunities. This is why the weekly run of economic news is so important. Keeping up to date with these trends, what they mean for interest rates, the Australian dollar and financial markets is the key to staying ahead of the pack. It is also where policy issues are so important. And this is not just interest rates, but what the government does on tax, spending and changes to rules and regulations. And of course, the critical thing is what to do about this news, how it might impact your business, your clients and your personal finances.
Webinar and a virtual seminar
Stephen is available for on-line seminars for you, your staff, your clients or members. The beauty of Stephen’s presentations is that they can be organised at short notice. They can be tailored to your specific needs. They can be 25 to 30 minutes after which Stephen will stay on-line and answer every question that comes through, however long that takes. People from around Australia – or the world for that matter – can log in and listen, ask questions and hear from an expert on just where the economic fallout is in these troubling times. No audience is too big or too small. Just dial in and listen to the latest issues in the economy, financial markets and the policy makers.

TESTIMONIALS

Stephen has a way of making economics fun and relevant – 10/10

MFAA

The feedback from the participants has been fantastic. You really make a serious subject interesting and engaging!

Wesfarmers Insurance

Stephen was a hit and the attendees seemed to really appreciate his information sharing and wealth of knowledge. The way Stephen communicates with the audience using humour is really well received!

Rockwell Automation

Stephen Koukoulas - Economists

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