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David Bassanese is a Sydney-based economist with extensive experience in financial markets, public policy making and media commentating.

He is Chief Economist with BetaShares, an independent Australian manager of exchange traded products (ETPs), with over $A1 billion in funds under management. He is also an economic adviser to the National Institute of Economics and Industry Research.

David is a former senior financial columnist for The Australia Financial Review newspaper, and interest rate strategist with Macquarie Bank. His is also a former Federal Treasury and OECD economist.

David is the author of Australia’s most comprehensive book on exchange traded funds The Australian ETF Guide: cheap and easy investment strategies using exchange traded funds.(ETFs).