Matt Grudnoff

About Author
Matt Grudnoff is a Senior Economist at The Australia Institute and has previously worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.



Retirement Affordability Index

Should retirees be forced to ‘eat the house’?

Economist Matt Grudnoff explains the conversation around the home and the Age Pension.


Understanding the true cost of retirement

Widely used industry standards fail to show how retirement costs affect different groups.

Living in retirement

Lies, damned lies and statistics

Senior economist Matt Grudnoff offers a cautionary tale about statistics.


Is deflation good news for your budget?

A pandemic, a recession and deflation … what does it all mean for retirees?


Affluents cruise, Cash-Strapped lose

Fires and drought have biggest impact on March quarter costs.


Money going to the wrong people

Australia must confront fundamental problems with its retirement income system.

How much is enough?

Tracking cost-of-living increases

Cash-Strapped Couples and Singles and Constrained Singles bear the brunt of cost-of-living increases

Finance News

Drought causes jump in food costs

Price rises in the September quarter were smaller than in the June quarter with all tribes experiencing

Retirement Income

Costs that could hurt your retirement

Australia Institute senior economist Matt Grudnoff dusts off the crystal ball to help you budget

Age Pension

Retirees need not live in poverty

Government funds are going to the wrong people, writes economist Matt Grudnoff.


The key culprit in price rises

The June quarter saw inflation pick up after a flat March quarter.


How to use the RAI?

Ken is using the Retirement Affordability Index to plan his return to Australia.

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