SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

SAUL ESLAKE

‘Welcome to my website …
I’m an independent economist, speaker, company director
and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania’

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Leading economist Saul Eslake strikes gold with his adopted family

News, Profile | 26th September 2017

Anne Mather | Hobart Mercury | 26th September 2017 Saul Eslake, with his wife Linda Arenella and two children Caroline Eslake, 15, and Jonathan Eslake, 10, says rhetoric about “gold standard” families can be offensive. Picture: Richard Jupe HE may be best known as a numbers man, but Saul Eslake has some ideas about family […]


The US and Chinese economies, Australian property prices, and personal investments (good and bad)

News, Profile | 23rd January 2017

Debra Cleveland |Australian Financial Review‘s Smart Investor | 22nd January 2017


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 […]


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 […]


Saul Eslake – Profile Interview

Profile | 27th May 2012

Richard Aedy | ABC Sunday Profile | 27th May 2012 Saul Eslake – Australia’s household name in economics – talks to Richard Aedy about his return to the financial world and his personal connection with China. Richard Aedy: Hello, I’m Richard Aedy. Welcome to Sunday Profile. Today’s guest is an example of that rare creature […]


Reflections on finishing up as Chief Economist at ANZ

Profile | 15th August 2009

ANZ head economist discusses big bank experience Ali Moore | ABC Lateline Business | 30th July 2009 ANZ’s Eslake highlights focus on China Jordan Chong | Sydney Morning Herald | 7th August 2009 Both of these interviews refer to the episode in March 2002 when the then Australian Treasurer (Finance Minister) Peter Costello rang my […]


ANZ’s Eslake highlights focus on China

Profile | 7th August 2009

Jordan Chong | Sydney Morning Herald | 7th August 2009 Outgoing ANZ Banking Group Ltd chief economist Saul Eslake says the enormous thirst for knowledge about China has been one of the biggest changes he has seen during his 14 years in the job. Mr Eslake, who leaves the bank next week, said all anybody […]


ANZ head economist discusses big bank experience

Profile | 30th July 2009

Interview with Ali Moore of ABC-TV’s Lateline Business program, 30th July 2009


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Most Recent Articles, Talks and Presentations


The Tasmanian Economy
Tasmania
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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


Tasmania’s senior secondary education reform
Recent Media Interview, Tasmania
13th February 2024


Distribution of GST Revenue: the Worst Public Policy Decision of the 21st Century to date.
Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, The Australian Economy
4th February 2024


Insights on Asian Elections 2024 mentioned in The Economist
Asian Economies
30th January 2024


Alternatives to interest rates
Economic Policies, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy
29th January 2024


Reflections on ‘Australia Day’
Australian Society and Politics
26th January 2024


‘Stage 3’ tax cuts
Economic Policies, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy
25th January 2024


The proposed changes to the “stage 3 tax cuts”
Economic Policies, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy
24th January 2024


Don’t count your chickens when it comes to an RBA rate cut
Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy
23rd January 2024


Have we passed ‘peak China’?
Asian Economies
23rd January 2024


Cost of Living and Housing Pressure
Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy
22nd January 2024


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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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