Gerard Burg

Gerard Burg

Senior Economist

“He is responsible for monitoring and forecasting trends in emerging Asian economies”

Gerard has over a decade of experience as a professional economist, currently specialising in international economic research. He is responsible for monitoring and forecasting trends in emerging Asian economies, with a particular emphasis on China. He is also a member of the bank’s commodities research team, focusing on trends in iron ore and coal markets.

Gerard joined NAB in 2005, and previously focused on risk analysis across a range of industry sectors in Australia and abroad. He had particular expertise in areas such as Mining, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Retail, including the development of research into online retail sales. Prior to joining NAB, he was an economist with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, focusing on commodities and energy research.

He holds Bachelors degrees in Economics (with Honours) and Commerce from the Australian National University.


China’s official data may underestimate the strength of growth in 2017.

Uneven flows – how distortions in China’s data paint a very different picture of global trade.

Indicators point to marginally softer conditions post China’s leadership change

Changing of the guard – what does China’s new leadership mean for its economy?

China’s stable growth continued in Q3, but supported by another credit binge.

Repurposing an old tool – a new life for the Required Reserve Ratio.

China’s old economy surprises on the downside, may point to weaker Q3 growth.

Tightening the purse strings – China’s foreign investment is slowing in a more closely regulated environment.

All eyes on China’s steel sector.

Chinese data generally weaker in July, returning to trend after strong June

Unwinding road ahead – weaker Chinese producer prices providing headwinds for advanced economy inflation

Old King Coal – coal still a big part of China’s energy mix but its role is on the wane

Steady as she goes – economic growth and other key indicators stable in Q2.

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