Stephen Walters is Chief Economist for the NSW Treasury, based in Sydney.

Before joining Treasury, Stephen was Chief Economist with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and, for 14 years, was Chief Economist for investment bank J.P.Morgan.

Stephen was also previously the Senior Economist with Access Economics in Melbourne and International Economist with Norwich Union and Alliance Capital in the United Kingdom. He also spent seven years as an Economist with the Treasury in Perth.

Stephen holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Western Australia and a Master's degree in applied finance from the University of Melbourne. He also has qualifications in journalism and graduated from the AICD's Company Directors Course in 2017.

Amongst his other achievements, Stephen has published two books, with a third to be published soon. Stephen is chair of the Executive Committee of the Australian Business Economists (ABE) and is a member of the NSW State Council of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), the Economists’ Panel for the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA), and the Australian Statistics Advisory Council (ASAC).

Last updated: 04/02/2021