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’

Publications


Here you can find articles or essays which I have written and which have been published elsewhere

Higher inflation targets would not be a good idea

Economic Policies, Publications | 25th February 2010

Article published in the Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers, 25th February 2010


There’s more to life – and sport – than Olympic Gold medals

Australian Society and Politics, Publications | 26th November 2009

Article published in the Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers, 26th November 2009


Inappropriately low interest rates are as dangerous as inappropriately high ones

Economic Policies, Publications | 17th September 2009

Article published in the Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers, 17th September 2009


Excerpt from Peter Hartcher ‘To the Bitter End’

Publications | 15th August 2009

Peter Hartcher | To the Bitter End | 2009


Why Tasmania should have its own AFL team

Publications, Tasmania | 11th October 2008

Op-ed article published in the Launceston Examiner newspaper, 11th October 2008


Philanthropy and the Arts

Publications, The Arts | 30th June 2007

Article originally published in Island magazine in 2007


Globalization, Economic Policy and Democracy

Globalization, Publications | 3rd August 2001

A review of ‘Elect the Ambassador! – Building Democracy in a Globalized World’ by Duncan Kerr MP, and ‘For the People: Reclaiming our Government – Labor Essays 2001’, by Dennis Glover and Glen Patmore. Published in the Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 36, No. 3, August 2001


On the importance which Australians attach to sport

Australian Society and Politics, Publications | 18th March 2001

In March 2001, I gave a talk to the Melbourne Media Club in which, as a final observation after talking at some length about a range of topical economic issues, and having been enjoined by the hosts to be ‘provocative’, I drew a link between the record low to which the Australian dollar was then […]


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Most Recent Articles, Talks and Presentations


‘A distinctive part of life in Australia’ The Declining Dream of Homeownership
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The Economic Consequences of Surges in Immigration
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Asian Economies, The Global Economy
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The next four years will be difficult for Tasmania
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Some initial reflections on the outcome of the 2024 Tasmanian State election
Australian Society and Politics, Tasmania
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Tasmania’s fiscal position
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Productivity, Tax Reform and ‘Peak China’
Asian Economies, Economic Policies, Productivity, Taxation, The Australian Economy
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Tasmania – lost opportunities
Tasmania
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The Tasmanian Economy
Tasmania
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Recent Media Interview
19th February 2024


The massive $50bn GST revenue distribution blow out (with Andy Park)
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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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“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"
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