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Yearly Archives: 2011

Productivity: The Lost Decade

Productivity | 15th August 2011

Paper presented to the annual policy conference of the Reserve Bank of Australia, 15th August 2011

Transparency in Trade Policy

Economic Policies | 13th July 2011

Remarks at a Panel Discussion on ‘The Future of Trade Policy’ at the 40th Conference of Economists, Australian National University, Canberra, 13th July 2011

Spending on schools is part of Tasmania’s budgetary problem, and has to be part of the solution

Tasmania | 12th July 2011

Article published in the Launceston Examiner, 12th July 2011

Reflections on climate change, and the quality of Australian economists

Economics and Economists, Publications | 6th July 2011

Op-ed article published in the Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers on 6th July 2011

Commodity Prices

Commodities | 23rd June 2011

Paper presented to the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists, 23rd June 2011

The Resources Boom and its Legacy

The Arts | 9th June 2011

Address to a luncheon hosted by the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and the Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF), Adelaide, 9th June 2011

Europeans and Americans don’t run the world economy any more, and shouldn’t automatically run the IMF

Publications, The Global Economy | 24th May 2011

Op-ed article published in the Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers, 24th May 2011

The folly of trying to eliminate all risk through regulation and legislation

Security | 27th April 2011

Article published in the Melbourne Age, and in the online edition of the Sydney Morning Herald, 27th April 2011


Speaking Engagement | Boardroom Advisory | Commissioned Report | Expert Witness

Saul Eslake online presentation

“You are the best economic thinker in the country hands down”

Sheryle Bagwell, recently retired Senior Business Correspondent (and sometime Executive Producer),
ABC Radio National Breakfast

“Just want to congratulate you Saul on the unbelievably good set of slides you just presented, possibly the best I have ever seen. You have set the bar very high.”

Dr Joe Flood, Adjunct Fellow, RMIT University, Pandemicia

“Thank you very much for your excellent presentation for the Economic Society today. It is always a great pleasure to hear your eloquent, up-to-date and comprehensive talks.”

Andrew Trembath, economist, Victorian and Australian Government agencies

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What Others Say

“You are one of the best at what you do in the world”
Gail Fosler, Chief Economist, The Conference Board, New York, December 2002

“I have never known an economist to have such a knowledge of world economic facts and to be able to bring to bear so much information in answering a question without notice”
Charles Goode, Chairman, ANZ Bank, July 2009

“Saul Eslake is … a highly regarded independent economist with the highest degree of integrity"
John Durie, Columnist, The Australian, July 2009

“… one of the few people in this world who can have so many oranges up in the air at the same time but still manage to catch them"
Andrew Clark, journalist, Australian Financial Review, November 2008

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