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Saranga Sudarshan

Saranga Sudarshan

Analyst

Saranga Sudarshan is an insights analyst at Finder. He manages the RBA cash rate survey, Finder Positivity Index, and various statistics pages. He also conducts ongoing data driven research into macroeconomic and personal finance topics.

Before that he did a PhD at the University of St Andrews where he worked on theories of legitimacy, political realism and political liberalism. Before that he was a Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan in Sydney, and before that he did an MPhil and a BA (Hons) at the University of Sydney.

Recently he has been interest in cricket statistics and analytics.

Expertise

  • Political philosophy
  • Economy
  • Personal finance
  • Data analysis
  • Consumer Sentiment Tracker

Education

  • PhD | Political Philosophy | University of St Andrews | 2020
  • MPhil | Political Philosophy | University of Sydney | 2015
  • BA (Hons) | English and Philosophy | University of Sydney | 2012

Latest articles by Saranga Sudarshan

24 articles written by this author

Index super funds in Australia: A better way to save for retirement?

Index funds are designed for long-term investing, so why do most super funds in Australia work differently?

Saranga Sudarshan 8 January 2024
Index super funds in Australia: A better way to save for retirement?

Travel inflation report Australia: December 2023

How much has travel gone up since the pandemic?

Gary Ross Hunter & Saranga Sudarshan 13 December 2023
Travel inflation report Australia: December 2023

Mobile phone use while driving statistics – Australia

Drivers who text are 10 times more likely to crash yet a large number of Australians still do it.

Gary Ross Hunter & Saranga Sudarshan 30 October 2023
Mobile phone use while driving statistics – Australia

Rent or buy? The tough choice for young Aussies

How long will your mortgage hangover last?

Saranga Sudarshan 11 October 2023
Rent or buy? The tough choice for young Aussies

Side hustle statistics

The cost of living crush is pushing Australians towards side hustles.

Saranga Sudarshan 4 October 2023
Side hustle statistics

Finder Economic Positivity Index

Tracking the outlook of Finder's panel of economic experts.

Saranga Sudarshan 13 September 2023
Finder Economic Positivity Index

Who had it harder to buy a home?

Do Gen Z and millennials have a harder road to home ownership compared to baby boomers and gen X?

Saranga Sudarshan 21 July 2023
Who had it harder to buy a home?

Finder Consumer Positivity Index

Tracking how Australian consumers feel about the economy and their financial lives.

Saranga Sudarshan 30 June 2023
Finder Consumer Positivity Index

Family trusts and tax savings

How much money can you save through a family trust? We've crunched the numbers.

Saranga Sudarshan 1 June 2023
Family trusts and tax savings

Energy statistics Australia 2023

Find out how much the average household spends on energy, how Australia's energy prices compare globally, and statistics on energy stress.

Saranga Sudarshan 25 May 2023
Energy statistics Australia 2023
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