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."

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

RBA chart-pack on Australian house prices

See the chart-pack image below. They use the RP Data-Rismark daily index with month-end values seasonally-adjusted...This is the house price data that a couple of hundred of the best economic minds in Australia have chosen to present to the RBA's board (ping Louis Christopher).