Domain hires former Reserve Bank economist Trent Wiltshire

Domain hires former Reserve Bank economist Trent Wiltshire
Domain hires former Reserve Bank economist Trent Wiltshire

Domain has appointed the former Reserve Bank economist Trent Wiltshire as its economist.

He was more recently at the Grattan Institute.

Wiltshire, who joined Grattan in July 2015 after four years as an economist at the Reserve Bank, holds a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University.

He resides in a dowdy 1960s Moorabin home which cost $1,025,000 in 2016 after being listed for just three days.

The home now comes with a $1.08 million value estimate by Domain, reflecting annual price growth of almost three percent.

It was marketed with being 250 steps to the business and shopping centre as its major selling point.

Wiltshire has recently been vocal on local traffic issues especially around the proposed Jasper Road and Moorabbin shopping strip.

He will work in Domain's new data and insights unit, Domain Research House.

The unit is being led by newly-appointed content and data director Tobias (aka Toby) Johnstone, who began working with auction results in the SMH newspaper in 2008 under the tutelage of then property editor Jonathan Chancellor, now editor at large at Property Observer.

Domain hires former Reserve Bank economist Trent Wiltshire

As part of the launch, Dr Nicola Powell has been confirmed as senior research analyst, although she calls herself a data scientist.

Eliza Owen has been recruited as a research analyst from CoreLogic.

The new division launched a report by Wiltshire, which looked at Western Australia’s property renaissance. 

"After years in the doldrums, Western Australia is showing signs of life.

"But new Domain research shows that WA’s beleaguered property market could have bottomed out," he wrote. 

He replaces the veteran Dr Andrew Wilson.

The blokeish Domain coterie was recently rocked by the departure of its rising star Chris Kohler.

Kohler now leads authoritative property coverage on the new yourmoney channel, a joint venture launching next month between Nine and Australian News Channel.

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