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 Ai Group’s Economics Team specialises in monitoring, assessing and analysing developments in the Australian economy. We provide detailed, real-time insights into Australia’s economic and policy environment for members and businesses, through our program of regular surveys, reports and specialist research.

Our regular publications include: Ai Group’s highly regarded monthly performance indices; economic and construction outlook reports; and a weekly update on the latest data and events shaping our economy. We also publish reports, research papers and submissions on emerging economics and policy issues, including on Australian Federal and State Government Budgets

Ai Group Performance Indices

Weekly Economic Update

Economics Fact Sheets 



Ai Group annual Economics Forum

Economic Outlook

Construction Outlook

Federal Budget

State Government Budget Briefings


Julie Toth
Chief Economist
Tel: (03) 9867 0124

Gareth Shaw
Research Coordinator
Tel: (03) 9867 0280



David Richardson
Manager, Economics and Business Services
Tel: (02) 9466 5456

Elle Spyropoulos
Research Assistant
Tel: (03) 9867 0108

Pip Freebairn
Senior Economic Policy Adviser
Tel: (03) 9867 0261

Yi Ming Hu
Tel: (03) 9867 0231