Dr Brendan Rynne

Brendan is KPMG Australia’s Chief Economist and a Lead Partner in its Economics and Tax Centre.

Research Interests

Brendan’s research interests also include macroeconomics, services economy, productivity, wages, property market,  and the Asia-Pacific regional economy


Doctor of Philosophy (Economics and Econometrics), University of Adelaide
Master of Applied Finance, Queensland University of Technology
Master of Social Science, University of Queensland
Bachelor of Economics, University of Queensland


1996 – present – KPMG
1994 – 1996 – Jones Lang Wootton, Research Analyst
1992 – 1994 – Australian Bureau of Statistics, Graduate Economist

Additional Information

Brendan has significant experience in advising public sector departments and agencies on a range of issues and activities, including econometric analysis, economy-wide modelling, cost benefit analysis, impact assessments, efficiency improvements and legislative/regulatory reform. Brendan also leads KPMG Australia’s Thought Leadership in the economics discipline, and has completed research in the areas of optimal tax reform, impact of trade protectionism, property market cycles, productivity and income inequality.y