Keith Carpenter has been specialising in problem solving using economic and financial analysis, risk assessment and management, strategic planning and technical writing for more than 40 years.

For many of those years he worked in senior management in two of Australia’s major trading banks, before launching as an independent contractor in 2001.

Holding a Doctorate and a Masters degree in economics, Keith is a member of the Economic Society of Australia and a Fellow of FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australasia).

International experience

Working in the International Division of a major Australian bank provided Keith with extensive exposure to markets in Asia and the Pacific. As an independent contractor, he has provided services to companies and NGOs internationally, including in Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, China, Indonesia, Fiji, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Tonga, gaining experience dealing with economic problems rarely seen in Australia.

Significant clients

Significant clients have included:

  • Asian Development Bank;
  • National Australia Bank, through PricewaterhouseCoopers;
  • Agricultural Bank of China, through Atos Origin China;
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia;
  • National Bank of Cambodia;
  • PNG Ports Corporation;
  • National Reserve Bank of Tonga;
  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Working with Keith

Keith works with businesses of all sizes. He helps solve operational problems related to business efficiency and advises on issues involving long-term strategic direction.
By listening to key people outline their concerns and engaging with them to clarify the issues involved, Keith works with the client to create frameworks that will lead to workable solutions. His approach is designed to give clients the confidence to tackle similar issues for themselves in the future.

Keith’s objective is to help business owners and senior management make decisions that will improve the performance and profitability of their organisations.

Offline Publications

CARPENTER, Keith (2014), A Basic Consumer Price Index for Cambodia, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, Vol. 31, No 1, (April 2014), pp. 121-46

CARPENTER, Keith (2011b), Review of An Economic History of Cambodia in the Twentieth Century by Margaret Slocomb, The Developing Economies (Tokyo), Vol 49. No. 3 (September 2011), pp. 350-53 (A ‘descriptive’ review)

CARPENTER, Keith (1983), ‘Foreign Exchange Issues in the Campbell Committee Report’, Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, Vol 2, Issue S1 (April 1983), pp. 123-132

CARPENTER, K.C. (1969), A Note on The Long-Term Industrial Wage Structure of New Zealand, New Zealand Economic Papers, Vol 3, No 1, 1969, pp. 48-51

Keith Carpenter
Keith CarpenterEconomic Analyst