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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, The Wall Street Journal, the Hong Kong Economic Journal and The Business Times in Singapore.

articles by Richard Yetsenga

04 Aug 2022

Higher Rates and inflation: ending Australia’s decade in the economic doldrums

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

With the Reserve Bank of Australia hiking interest rates, how much of those increases will be permanent?

07 Jul 2022

China economy: a gradual shift, more suddenly

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Structural economic shifts in China may have fundamental and far-reaching implications for the population.

07 Jun 2022

Yetsenga: data lessons from Warhol to the Wisdom of Crowds to Winning Friends

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

ANZ Chief Economist outlines his eight guidelines for working with data – from David Beckham to a can of Coke.

23 May 2022

Election aftermath: a new era of policy

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

ANZ Chief Economist Richard Yetsenga examines the issues that will dominate the economic agenda post-election.

29 Mar 2022

Budget 2022-23: tightening policy to transition sustainably

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

ANZ Chief Economist outlines the aspects of the Budget which caught his eye. And what this means for the shape of the nation.

08 Mar 2022

IWD 2022: does a rising tide lift all boats?

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Australia is, stubbornly, still a long way from equality. Enabling female opportunity and participation is one way to improve outcomes.

03 Mar 2022

Monitoring the economic damage of crisis

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine shouldn’t have a major global economic impact outside of Europe. For now.

23 Nov 2021

COP26: time to walk the talk

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Businesses and governments may have formed a plan for a sustainable future at the recent COP26 conference. Now they need to deliver on the plan.

29 Jul 2021

China policy: shifting the spotlight from tech

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Policy shifts in China appear to be pulling away from ‘barbaric growth’ in the technology sector.

12 May 2021

VIDEO: the return of fiscal policy

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Speaking on video, the ANZ Chief Economist says budget pushes the fiscal boundaries – and is right to do so.

06 May 2021

Post-crisis investment evolves

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

The economic aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis looks very different to historical cycles.

06 Apr 2021

Economic growth: full steam ahead

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

The economic cycle has powered through the recovery phase post-COVID and is now tracking steadily into expansion and growth.