John Adams is an independent economic analyst and commentator having written on economic, political, cultural and public policy matters for a variety of news outlets including, the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator Australia, the Canberra Times and the Australian Business Executive


Among John’s various current roles, John is the Chief Economist at As Good As Gold Australia, an Adelaide based gold and silver dealership, where he regularly contributes fresh insights and analysis on the Australian and global economy.

John Adams

John has appeared on various radio and TV platforms including on the ABC and currently appears with Martin North on the Digital Finance Analytics Show which is broadcasted via YouTube.


John has had a diverse career to date which includes being a former economic advisor to Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos, a management consultant with a big four accounting firm, a public servant working for various Commonwealth and NSW Government Departments and agencies as well as a corporate director for several not-for-profit organizations.

John is a qualified economist with an economic bachelor’s degrees from the University of New South Wales and an economics honours degree from the University of Wollongong. John also holds corporate governance qualifications from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute as well as project management via Prince 2 certification.

John is an avid chess player and in 2015 represented the Australian Chess Federation at the London Chess Conference presenting on Chess in the 21st Century Economy.

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