Peter Martin is Economics Editor of The Age. A former Commonwealth Treasury official, he has reported economics for the ABC and then for Fairfax Media since 1985. He has been economics correspondent for the The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and economics editor of The Canberra Times. In 1996 he was Journalist in Residence at the Melbourne University Economics Department. In 2000 and 2001 he served as the ABC’s Tokyo Correspondent.