The Nobel Prize winning economist James Tobin once said that the study of economics “offered the hope, as it still does, that improved understanding could better the lot of mankind”. One of the ways in which it does this is through the implementation of economic policy that helps to ameliorate boom-and-bust cycles, reduces unemployment, contains inflation or lifts people’s living standards in sustainable ways.
Some Reflections on Inflation, Economic Growth and on Monetary and Fiscal PolicyEconomic Policies, The Australian Economy | 11th August 2022
Talk to the ACT Branch of the Economic Society of Australia, at Parliament House in Canberra, on 11th August 2022
Managing the BudgetAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Economic Video, The Australian Economy | 9th August 2022
Presentation to the John Howard Prime Ministerial Library’s 2022 Annual Conference on the theme “Analysing the crises within the Howard Government era and their management”, on 23rd June 2022
Treasurer’s Ministerial Statement on the EconomyAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 31st July 2022
Saul talks to Laura Tingle, Chief Political Correspondent for ABC-TV’s flagship current affairs program “7:30”, about the Treasurer’s Ministerial Statement on the Economy on 28th July.
Consumer prices surge to 21-year highEconomic Policies, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 27th July 2022
Saul Eslake talks to SBS’ Ricardo Gonçalves about about the June quarter CPI data which showed Australia’s annual ‘headline’ inflation rate reaching at 31½ -year high of 6.1%
The risks of recessions in Europe, the US and AustraliaEconomic Policies, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 13th July 2022
Saul talks to Alan Kohler about the risks of recessions in Europe, the US and Australia stemming from the combination of sharply higher energy prices and higher interest rates, 13th July 2022. And now, here’s Saul Eslake, independent economist. Well, Saul, is it even possible for Australia to have a recession with the labour […]
RBA raised rate for the third timeAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 6th July 2022
Saul Eslake talks to Channel 9 A Current Affair’s Sebastian Costello about interest rate on the day the Reserve Bank of Australia raised rate for the third time, 5 July 2022.
What the Reserve Bank is trying to achieve nowEconomic Policies, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 22nd June 2022
Saul talks to ABC Radio National’s “RN Breakfast” presenter Patricia Karvelas about what the Reserve Bank is trying to achieve now that it is raising interest rates sooner and more quickly than it had foreshadowed throughout last year.
A new dawn over stormy seasAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Publications, The Australian Economy | 23rd May 2022
Article commissioned by The Conversation suggesting (at the risk of ‘jumping the gun’) a way in which the new Labor Government might be able to secure a mandate for more ambitious economic reform next time around.