Richard Yetsenga
Chief Economist, ANZ

About Richard Yetsenga

Richard Yetsenga is Chief Economist and Head of Research at ANZ, based in Sydney. He leads the Bank's global research team, which focuses on Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Richard joined ANZ in 2011 from HSBC in Hong Kong, where he was Managing Director of Emerging Market Strategy. Prior to his seven years at HSBC, Richard held economics roles with Deutsche Bank and the Australian Government.

Richard publishes on issues of broad economic relevance, including climate change, technology, inequality and the benefits of diversity.

The ANZ Research team has been recognised with more than 40 top-three rankings in major industry surveys across Australia, New Zealand and Asia in the past six years, alongside numerous industry awards.

Richard regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and other regional media, his work has been published by the Lowy Interpreter, and he is an editorial contributor in the Australian Financial Review, The Australian newspaper and the Hong Kong Economic Journal.

articles by Richard Yetsenga

15 May 2024

BUDGET 24-25: a contested environment

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

How will consumer confidence respond to the Australian Federal Budget? Richard Yetsenga shares his thoughts.

22 Apr 2024

Searching for the right housing formula

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Most focus falls on supply issues in the housing affordability debate – but a broader view on the use of existing stock has the potential to be more effective.

16 Apr 2024

Inflation heading for a soft landing

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

To avoid recessions, economists want global inflation to slow at a conservative pace. But atypical economic movements leaves the outlook uncertain.

22 Feb 2024

India defying expectations

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

India has made remarkable economic progress. But now it is in search of sustaining growth.

27 Nov 2023

Disability and employment: Everyone’s responsibility

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

A workforce is more inclusive if opportunities are extended to all – including the thousands of Australians with a disability seeking employment.

20 Oct 2023

Asia’s next growth journey

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

China was once the only story in town, but growth in the nation of 1.4 billion people is slowing. For capital, the rest of Asia beckons.

03 Oct 2023

Queensland: plan for a net-zero world

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Queensland is blessed. People want to live there, and nations want to buy its resources. But what comes next?

21 Sep 2023

The price of progress

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

The deflation caused by the ever-popular semiconductor, used in everything from computers to smartphones, is running out of steam. Why is this happening and what does it mean for the economy?

30 Aug 2023

Get on board the India train

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Its growth doesn’t fit any pattern seen before, but everyone wants to be a part of the India journey. First you need to understand the nuance of this country of 1.4 billion people.

01 Aug 2023

A recession by degrees

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Not all recessions are equal. And Australia, with its increasingly cautious consumers and investors, is well positioned to weather any economic ructions.

20 Jun 2023

Giving talent a chance

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

We are a nation of migrants but we still struggle to recognise the benefits newcomers bring. One program is helping make things easier while enriching workplaces.

06 Jun 2023

Climate heats up the productivity challenge

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

The world is beginning to make critical efforts to tackle climate change but will it crowd out other forms of economic activity and stoke inflation?