The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Monday, April 23, 2012

Prof. Warwick McKibbin on RBA speculation

A good interview on C10's Meet the Press from one of Australia's leading economists (H/T: Macrobusiness's blog), who also reiterates his concerns about the private sector business bias of the RBA's Board...These are genuine long-term debates that serious policy analysts do not lightly dismiss.