Gerard Burg has over a decade of experience as a professional economist, currently specialising in international economic research. He is responsible for monitoring and forecasting trends in emerging Asian economies, with a particular emphasis on China. He is also a member of the bank・€・s commodities research team, focusing on trends in iron ore and coal markets. Gerard joined NAB in 2005, and has a broad range of research experience across a broad range of sectors, including Mining, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Retail, including the development of research into online retail sales. Prior to joining NAB, he was an economist with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, focusing on commodities and energy research. He holds Bachelors degrees in Economics and Commerce from the Australian National University.