Peter Martin

Peter Martin is Economics Editor of The Age.

He writes for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Canberra Times.

A former Commonwealth Treasury official, he has reported economics for the ABC and then for Fairfax Media since 1985.

With Dr Gigi Foster he presents The Economists on ABC RN, and presents Wednesday Economics on ABC Nightlife.

He was the ABC's economics correspondent from 1985 to 2002, reporting for its flagship programs AM, PM, and The World Today, covering events including the floating of the dollar, the 1987 Black Tuesday stock market crash, the early 1990s recession, the Asian economic crisis and the introduction of the goods and services tax.

His passion is explaining economics simply, and he defines economics broadly.

For more than a decade he presented Home Economics on ABC Life Matters, using new research in the fields of economics and psychology to explore decision making.

He has worked in the Canberra press gallery since 2006.

In 1996 he was Journalist in Residence at Melbourne University's Economics Department.

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

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

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