SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

SAUL ESLAKE

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

Globalization


‘Globalization’ – the increasing integration of different countries through the movement of goods and services, capital and people – can be a powerful force for improving people’s living standards and expanding the ranges of choices open to them. But it can also be disruptive – and many people are opposed to it for ideological reasons. I gave a series of talks on the topic in the early 2000s which are reproduced here.

Critics call for World Trade Organization reform

Globalization, Recent Media Interview, The Global Economy | 27th July 2022

Saul Eslake talks to TRT-World about calls for reform of the World Trade Organization ahead of a meeting of its General Council in Geneva on 26th-27th July 


New Threats to Globalization

Globalization | 12th April 2007

Address to the 20th Asian Trade Promotion Forum, the Sydney Opera House, 12th April 2007


Globalization: Keeping the Gains

Globalization | 17th August 2003

Presentation to a series of workshops arranged by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Trade Advocacy and Outreach Section, 2003


The Gains and Losses from Globalization

Globalization | 13th August 2003

Address to the 14th International Farm Management Congress – Burswood Resort, Perth, 13th August 2003


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


The Drivers of Globalization

Globalization | 20th November 2000

Presentation to a Regional Defence Seminar hosted by the Australian Department of Defence, 20th November 2000


Globalization – Unprecendented? Inevitable? Irreversible? Beneficial?

Globalization | 30th August 2000

Address to the 12th Rado Executive Luncheon, 30th August 2000


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ABC Radio National Breakfast


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WHAT'S NEW

Most Recent Articles, Talks and Presentations


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‘Stage 3’ tax cuts
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The proposed changes to the “stage 3 tax cuts”
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Don’t count your chickens when it comes to an RBA rate cut
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Cost of Living and Housing Pressure
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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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