Peter Martin

Peter Martin is Business and Economy Editor of The Conversation and and a visiting fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.

A former Commonwealth Treasury official and former economics editor of The Age, he has reported economics since 1985.

With Dr Gigi Foster he presents The Economists on ABC Radio National.

Peter was the ABC's economics correspondent from 1985 to 2002, reporting for its flagship programs AM, and PM, covering events including the floating of the dollar, the 1987 Black Tuesday stock market crash, the Asian economic crisis and the introduction of the goods and services tax.

In 2000 and 2001 he was the ABC's Tokyo Correspondent.

He has reported from the Canberra press gallery since 2006.

In 2016 he was made a Distinguished Alumni of Flinders University in recognition of his contribution to the community's understanding of economics.

Sign up for a daily email newsletter from The Conversation here

Management, speaking engagements: WallMedia

Email: petermartineconomics at