Chris BeckerAs Advisor to the Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the US, Chris works to represent the views of Australia, Asia and the Pacific in the policy making process of the IMF. As Head of Liquidity Forecasting and Portfolio Analysis at the Reserve Bank from 2012-2020, Chris provided high-quality analysis and policy advice on the management of the RBA’s $150 billion balance, financial system liquidity and government debt issues. With over 20 years’ experience in central banking, Chris has held a number of roles in the RBA’s Economic Analysis, Financial Stability and International Departments.
Chris has worked with the South East Asian Central Bank’s Research and Training Centre, and has completed field work for the Pacific Islands in collaboration with the World Bank, Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre and a number of regional aid agencies.
During his time at Salesian from 1983-1988, Chris was Class Captain and participated in track and field and volleyball in EIS Sport. After graduating from Salesian, Chris completed both a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and Master’s Degree in Economics at Monash University.
Chris volunteers his time at Salesian, sharing his knowledge of RBA monetary policy with our Year 12 Economics students in 2019.
Hall of Fame Inductee - Economics
Reserve Bank Australia
Meet the Economists: Chris Becker