SAUL ESLAKE

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SAUL ESLAKE

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The next four years will be difficult for Tasmania

News, Tasmania | 27th March 2024

Op-ed in the Hobart Mercury newspaper, 27th March 2024 The Liberals were the biggest losers in Saturday’s election, as indicated by the 12 percentage point swing against them. But they still emerged with the largest number of seats, and provided they can persuade the two left-leaning independents and the Jacqui Lambie Network’s members (whoever they […]


The prospects for RBA’s cash rate reductions in the second half of 2024

News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 2nd January 2024

Saul Eslake talks to Sky News’ Kenny Heatley on 2nd January 2024 about the prospects for RBA’s cash rate reductions in the second half of 2024.


The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO)

Economic Policies, News, The Australian Economy | 13th December 2023

Interview with Melbourne Radio station 3AW’s Heidi Murphy about the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) presented by Treasurer Jim Chalmers on Wednesday 13th December Economist provides rundown on the budget update and the ‘surprising’ passport increase (3aw.com.au)


September quarter national accounts and their implications for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s monetary policy

Economic Policies, Economic Video, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 6th December 2023

Saul spoke with Ausbiz ‘s Danielle Ecuyer about today’s September quarter national accounts and their implications for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s monetary policy settings 


Danielle Wood must help undo GST deal

News, Taxation, The Australian Economy | 30th November 2023

The Australian Financial Review has published an op-ed from me on the changes to the arrangements for distributing the revenue from the GST among the states and territories imposed by the Morrison Government in 2018 (with the support of the then Labor Opposition) – something which I regard as one of the worst public policy […]


Saul Eslake with 4BC’s Bill McDonald: October inflation figures

News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 29th November 2023

Saul spoke with Brisbane Radio 4BC’s Bill McDonald about today’s October inflation figures and what they mean for interest rates.


The appointment of Andrew Hauser as the new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 27th November 2023

Saul spoke with Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia World News’ Ricardo Gonçalves about today’s announcement of the appointment of Andrew Hauser, currently Head of the Bank of England’s Markets Division, as the new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.


RBA lifts interest rate by another 0.25% on 7th November 2023

Economic Video, Housing, News, The Australian Economy | 7th November 2023

Saul speaks to the ABC’ Joe O’Brien about the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to lift its cash rate by another 0.25 percentage points on 7th November. 


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‘A distinctive part of life in Australia’ The Declining Dream of Homeownership
Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing
17th April 2024


Could China have a currency crisis at some point in the next 2-5 years?
Asian Economies, The Global Economy, Topics
16th April 2024


“The Great Housing Disaster – Who’s to Blame?”
Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing, Recent Media Interview, Topics
15th April 2024


The Economic Consequences of Surges in Immigration
Australian Society and Politics, The Australian Economy, The Global Economy, Topics
10th April 2024


Is China heading for some kind of currency or financial crisis?
Asian Economies, The Global Economy
4th April 2024


The next four years will be difficult for Tasmania
News, Tasmania
27th March 2024


Some initial reflections on the outcome of the 2024 Tasmanian State election
Australian Society and Politics, Tasmania
24th March 2024


Tasmania’s fiscal position
Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Recent Media Interview, Tasmania
24th March 2024


Productivity, Tax Reform and ‘Peak China’
Asian Economies, Economic Policies, Productivity, Taxation, The Australian Economy
13th March 2024


Tasmania – lost opportunities
Tasmania
12th March 2024


The Tasmanian Economy
Tasmania
29th February 2024


The worst public policy decision of the 21st Century
Economic Policies, Recent Media Interview
20th February 2024


Is ‘price gouging’ a major contributor to inflation?
Recent Media Interview
19th February 2024


The massive $50bn GST revenue distribution blow out (with Andy Park)
Economic Policies, Recent Media Interview
14th February 2024


The massive $50bn GST revenue distribution blow out (with Gary Adshead)
Economic Policies, Recent Media Interview
14th February 2024


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“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"
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