Riki Polygenis

Riki Polygenis

Head of Australian Economics

As the Head of Australian Economics, Riki is responsible for formulating NAB's Australian economic forecasts, and leads a team who specialise in analysis of the Australian economy and commodities. Riki's team also puts together a range of surveys, including the well-respected NAB Business Surveys. Riki presents to a wide range of small business, corporate and institutional clients, providing guidance on the outlook and risks surrounding economic and financial market variables. Riki joined NAB in mid-2015 after almost a decade at ANZ, most recently as Co-Head of Australian Economics. Riki started her career at the RBA, where she worked in various roles in the Economic Analysis Department. Riki holds a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), both from Monash University.


Federal Budget 2017 shows little change in the Government’s budget position in the next two years, but a more rapid improvement thereafter. However, increased infrastructure and education spending should be positive for long-term growth.

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