Amy Auster is the Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies. A respected economist and commentator, Amy has worked in the banking and finance industry in Australia, Asia, the United States and South America. Previous appointments include senior executive and research roles at ANZ Banking Group, JPMorgan Chase and Merrill Lynch as well as consultancy assignments to the World Bank and Asia Development Bank.

Her research interests include the ongoing development of banking and financial markets across the Asia Pacific region; the opening of China’s economy and its impact on Australia and the region; economic regulation of and funding models for infrastructure development; and most recently the digitisation of banking and finance. She has published numerous papers and provided advice to government assessing the impact of banking and capital account regulation on monetary policy settings and financial flows.

Amy is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee at Australia National University, the Advisory Committee to Deakin University Public Policy Institute and the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and arts from Northwestern University in Chicago and a master’s degree in economic and finance from Columbia University in New York.


  • –present
    Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Financial Studies