Dean Pearson

Dean Pearson

Head of Industry Analysis

“Dean leads a team of analysts responsible for monitoring key business trends ”

Dean has over 20 years experience in analysing the economy and assessing the implications both in Australia and globally.

At NAB, Dean leads a team of analysts responsible for monitoring key business trends and identifying industries which are likely to provide the strongest growth opportunities and greatest risk.

Dean is a sought-after key note speaker at major business forums, with the ability to present complex information in a readily digestible and entertaining manner.


Australia will rely on its schools to grow the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. But to what extent do they innovate themselves?

Family, our homes and personal safety contribute the most to our feeling of Wellbeing.

Innovation in independent schools led by doing things differently and cost efficiently.

Australia’s wellbeing has fallen across all measures – life satisfaction, life worth, happiness and anxiety.

NAB Wellbeing Index: Around 1 in 6 “highly” anxious Australians are not coping – young women struggling most

In this report, we take a look at longer term wellbeing trends, focussing on those groups that have historically reported the lowest wellbeing.

This excerpt from the NAB ACRI Australia-China Business Index examines barriers to engagement between Australian and Chinese businesses.

The first-ever report comparing attitudes of Chinese and Australian business leaders towards bilateral engagement was conducted by NAB and the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney.

NAB’s Dean Pearson shares his economic outlook for small-to-medium business owners in 2016 as Australia prepares for life after the mining boom.

Australia’s wellbeing has risen to its highest level since mid-2013, with levels of happiness, life satisfaction, life worth and anxiety all improving, the latest NAB Wellbeing Index has found.

The NAB Australian Wellbeing Index rose to 63.8 points in Q3 2014 (61.7 in Q2 2014). Wellbeing was rated higher for all measures, with the biggest improvements related to life satisfaction, worthwhile life and happiness.

Consumer anxiety moderates after the post budget jump, but some concerns remain elevated. The NAB Consumer Anxiety Index fell to 62.3 points in Q3 (64.5 points in Q2), led by a notable reduction in concern over the ability to fund retirement, cost of living and job security.

Australian wellbeing falls to its lowest level since the survey began. Anxiety is still the biggest detractor of overall wellbeing. A “wellbeing gap” has emerged between the highest and lowest income earners.

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