Michael Gordon

Westpac senior economist Michael Gordon

The ‘not-so-sexy’ data trail blazes third quarter GDP forecasts

Thu 10 Dec

Most wouldn’t dwell too long on manufacturing and wholesale data – here’s a reason people should.

Westpac senior economist Michael Gordon

Economist forecasts return to 3% GDP growth

Tue 3 Nov 1

But it looks as though the economy will be tested before the forecast figure is achieved.


Westpac senior economist Michael Gordon discusses his reasoning for picking GDP to rebound to 3% on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

Wheeler likely to pause as economy shows unexpected strength

Mon 26 Oct

The slowdown the Reserve Bank and other forecasters were anticipating even six weeks ago now appears to be much more gentle than previous turns in the economic cycle.

Westpac economist Michael Gordon

Drought-driven downturn overly pessimistic, says economist

Thu 22 Oct 1

The forecast big dry this summer is unlikely to hit the economy as badly as previous, similar weather did.


Westpac economist Michael Gordon talks about a drought-driven downturn on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Westpac Senior economist Michael Gordon

Inflation expected to have slowed in third quarter

Mon 12 Oct

The consumers price index fell to 0.2% in the third quarter.

Westpac senior economists Michael Gordon

Lower dairy output expectations may be ‘overcooked’

Wed 7 Oct

Westpac raises forecast milk price to $5.30/kg


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