Matthew Hassan is a Senior Economist with Westpac. His specific areas of expertise are housing markets and the Australian consumer. Matthew’s research has been instrumental in shaping Westpac’s views on the Australian economy, including recent calls on official interest rates. His research has provided important insights into housing market developments and the behaviour of the Australian consumer.
He is the author of Westpac’s Red Book and Housing Pulse reports regarded as essential reading on the consumer and housing sectors. Before joining the Westpac team in 2007, Matthew held senior positions with leading economic consultancies in Australia and New Zealand.