Outlook Economics

Outlook Economics is an Australian based economic
consultancy, established in 2009, that specializes in economic modelling, policy analysis and forecasting. We develop and maintain economic models and use them to provide analysis and advice on the economic outlook, events and policies.


Outlook Economics is independant and non-partisan - funded only by subscriptions to its models and forecasts, and by commissioned research and analysis.


How JobKeeper could be replaced by a better JobMaker – (21Kb Word Doc)
Published in the AFR 29-03-2021
An article about how JobMaker could be revamped to replace JobKeeper. Up until the end of March, JobKeeper was paying the salary of a million workers. This month there is nothing. JobMaker was the 4 billion dollar programme that was meant to replace it, but while well intended, the design was flawed. And we have a proposal to change that so it does its job and helps tens of thousands of businesses to stay open and keep their staff.

Quarterly model update (Late 2019) – (2.3Mb PDF)
This has some model analysis of fiscal policy at the zero bound from page 30 onwards that might be useful background for anyone who wants to understand a little more about our proposal.


Canberra Office

Peter Downes B.Ec UQ, MSc.Ec LSE
Former Treasury and OECD Official

Outlook Economics
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Canberra ACT 2600

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