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Alan Oster

Alan Oster

Group Chief Economist

“Alan is responsible for NAB’s global economic and financial forecasts”

Alan joined the Bank in 1992 from the Federal Treasury where he worked for 15 years - his special field being economic forecasting and monetary policy. He graduated (with first class honours) in economics from Newcastle University. He also holds a Masters degree in economics from the Australian National University.

Immediately before joining the Bank, Alan was the Senior Adviser in Treasury responsible for economic forecasting and modelling. In 1987 he was seconded for nearly four years as Counsellor-Economic and Financial with Australia’s delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.

As Group Chief Economist, Alan is responsible for NAB’s global economic and financial forecasts. He is also a highly respected and much quoted commentator on Australian and global economic trends and policy issues.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Australia’s GDP continues to grow in spite of subdued wages growth and consumer spending. Gaining a greater understanding of how these contradictory trends break down across regional and metropolitan areas, as well as consumer spending categories, is behind NAB’s expansion of its Consumer Spending and Cashless Retail analyses.

Listen to Alan Oster bringing you expert insights to what the budget means for you and your business.
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This year’s Federal Budget included some highly anticipated features and some real surprises. We’ve broken it down by sector.

It was a busy budget this year for NAB customers, with a wide range of measures from infrastructure to education to Medicare. Alan Oster, NAB Group Chief Economist, shares his view and NAB’s long term growth outlook.

As expected, the centerpiece of this Budget is increased infrastructure spending, a new Housing Affordability plan, Gonski 2.0 and increased emphasis on the “Operating Fiscal Balance” (“good” versus “bad” deficits).

Tax measures for customers focused on Medicare, small business and housing affordability in Federal Budget 2017.

The Government has committed $8.4bn to build a freight-only rail from Melbourne to Brisbane.

Listen to Alan Oster, NAB Group Chief Economist, provide his Federal Budget Preview for 2017.

Verdict: See what Alan Oster makes of #Budget2016

Listen to Alan Oster, NAB Group Chief Economist, provide his Federal Budget Preview for 2016.

In this video Alan Oster talks about Australia’s “Sharing Economy”.

In this video, Group Chief Economist, Alan Oster discusses insights from the latest NAB Monthly Business Survey.

In this video, Group Chief Economist, Alan Oster discusses insights from the latest NAB Quarterly SME Survey.

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