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Stephen Kirchner

Stephen Kirchner is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies.He was formerly a Senior Lecturer at the School of Finance and Economics, University of Technology, Sydney. His areas of expertise include monetary and fiscal policy, financial markets, trade and investment and Public Choice.Before joining the CIS, he was an economist with Action Economics, LLC and Director of Economic Research with Standard & Poor’s Institutional Market Services, based in Sydney and Singapore. He has also worked as an adviser to members of the Australian House of Representatives and Senate.

He has lectured in economics at the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and the University of Technology, Sydney. He has a BA (Hons) from the Australian National University, a Master of Economics (Hons) from Macquarie University and a PhD in economics from the University of New South Wales.

Articles by Stephen Kirchner (1)

  • Australia's economy: Stimulus, saving and the GFC

    John Edwards' Beyond the Boom is a welcome follow-up to his 2006 Quiet Boom, which I reviewed at the time in conjunction with Ian Macfarlane's Boyer Lectures. I agree with the argument that economic reform should not be sold on the basis of a faux crisis or economic failure narrative.