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Chief Economist HSBC Australia and New Zealand appointed Adjunct Professor

HSCB Chief Economist Australia and New Zealand, Paul Bloxham, has been appointed an Adjunct Professor at the School of Economics and Finance.

Curtin University’s Business School (CBS) has added to its financial market and policy-making expertise with the appointment of Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist (Australia and New Zealand) for global bank HSBC.

Mr Bloxham will take on the position of Adjunct Professor and give a number of lectures to both students and academics at the University.

Professor Helen Cabalu, Head of School, Economics and Finance, said the appointment supported the strong commitment of the School of Economics and Finance to actively engage with industry.

“We are always looking for new ways to work with key organisations in the economics and finance sectors and Paul’s appointment will help the School develop beneficial partnerships,” Dr Cabalu said.

A Curtin Business School alum, Mr Bloxham said it was a great pleasure to be involved again with Curtin University, and was particularly looking forward to the lecturing role.

“As a macroeconomic adviser, my expertise comes from practicing out in the field – assessing the impact of local and global economic developments on Australia and New Zealand and translating that into commercial terms for HSBC’s customers globally," Mr Bloxham said.

"With that background I believe that I can bring knowledge to CBS and help to strengthen the University’s already strong ties with industry,” he said.

About Paul

Paul joined HSBC in 2010 as Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand. In this role, he is chief spokesperson for HSBC on forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies.

He spent almost 12 years as an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia, where he held a range of different roles in the economics department, including heading up the overseas economies and financial conditions sections.

Paul has published a number of papers, including on household finances, asset prices, monetary policy and global commodity price trends. Paul is a regular commentator on local and international business television, a frequent contributor of opinion editorials to Australian newspapers and a member of the Australian National University’s shadow reserve bank board.

Paul holds a master degree in public financial policy from the London School of Economics. Paul graduated with honours in Economics from Curtin University in 1998.