SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

SAUL ESLAKE

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I’m an independent economist, consultant, speaker,
and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania’

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Debate: Saul Eslake and Sinclair Davidson

News | 10th May 2016

Emma Alberici | ABC Lateline | 10th May 2016 EMMA ALBERICI: A short time ago I was joined by independent economist Saul Eslake from Hobart; and in Melbourne, Sinclair Davidson, professor of institutional economics at RMIT University and a senior research fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs.Gentlemen, welcome. SINCLAIR DAVIDSON, PROF., RMIT UNIVERSITY: Thank […]


Interview with Peter van Onselen and Paul Kelly on Sky News’ Australian Agenda program

News | 8th May 2016

Peter Van Onselen | Sky News’ Australian Agenda | 8th May 2016 PETER VAN ONSELEN: Welcome back, you’re watching Australian Agenda. We’ve just been talking to the Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen, and we’re going to talk now live to Saul Eslake, former chief economist at both ANZ and Merrill Lynch. He joins us live from […]


Building on the past

News, Profile | 7th May 2016

Sally Glaetzer | Hobart Mercury | 7th May 2016 I HAD not pictured the workplace of one of Australia’s bestknown economists to be such a menagerie. Two excited dogs rush in and out of the flap door, which leads from Saul Eslake’s home office to a walled garden. Stairs in the original area of the […]


Saul Eslake, Negative Gearing and Policy Promise

News | 19th February 2016

Karl Fitzgerald | Renegade Economists radio show #430 | 19th Feb 2016 Karl Fitzgerald: And welcome the Renegade Economist with your host, Karl Fitzgerald. And, my, oh, my, hasn’t it been in the news, negative gearing, there’s been a huge change in sentiment not only from both political parties, but from the media itself. And […]


Death of economists: Do they still matter, do we even listen to them?

News | 29th May 2015

Interview with Dominic Rolfe, ABC The Brief, 29th May 2015


A wide-ranging conversation on economic policy, housing policy, taxation reform, security and being an economist

Economic Policies, News, Profile | 13th August 2013

Michael Short | The Zone | 13th Aug 2013 ‘Interview with Michael Short, opinion page editor of the Melbourne Age newspaper, published in his column ‘The Zone’ Michael Short: Saul Eslake, welcome to The Zone. Thank you for your time. You have been one of Australia’s leading economists and public policy analysts for a quarter […]


Dr Peter and Mr Costello

News | 16th June 2009

Tim Colebatch | Sydney Morning Herald | 16th June 2009 WE thought we knew Peter Costello well, and in a sense we did: the tall blond guy with the swagger of self-confidence, the master of the wounding jibe, the frowning, serious treasurer in a dark blue suit, the fluent wit and speaker. All these were […]


Maybe ex-PM knew best in thwarting Costello’s ambition

News | 7th December 2007

Andrew Probyn | The West Australian | 7th December 2007


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Preview of the 2024-25 Federal Budget
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The WA GST deal – the worst public policy decision of the 21st century thus far – Address to the National Press Club
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The implications of Australia’s higher-than-expected March quarter inflation numbers
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The next four years will be difficult for Tasmania
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“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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