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’

Housing


Housing is one of the most important things in people’s lives, whether they own the dwelling in which they live, or rent it – and if they own other property as an investment. And as we saw in the lead-up to, and during, the global financial crisis, what happens in housing markets can be enormously important to the stability of the financial system, and to the health or otherwise of the economy.

The big picture for the Australian residential property market

Housing | 31st May 2018

Presentation to the Australian Strata Community National Conference in Hobart on 31st May 2018


How much of a Threat is a ‘Housing Bust’ to the Australian economy and financial system

Housing, Publications | 12th March 2018

Saul Eslake | FIIG’s The Wire | 12th March 2018 Article published in FIIG’s The Wire blog on 12th March 2018.


More on the taxation treatment of property investment

Housing, Publications, Taxation | 1st February 2018

Saul Eslake | Pearls and Irritations | 1st February 2018 A short article published 1st February 2018 on ‘Pearls and Irritations’, the blog curated by former Qantas CEO and Head of the Prime Minister’s Department John Menadue, prompted by the release in January of 2018 of Treasury advice to the Australian Government about the likely […]


Housing Policy

Housing, News | 26th January 2018

The Strife | 25th January 2018 Podcast of an interview discussing Australian Housing Policy since the 1950s.


Housing Affordability 2030

Housing | 24th October 2017

‘Mini-note’ presentation to the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) national conference in Melbourne on 24th October 2017


What would happen if there were to be a housing ‘bust’?

Housing, News | 6th June 2017

Jessica Haynes | ABC News | 6th June 2017 I’m not forecasting a ‘housing bust’, but in this interview with Jessica Haynes of ABC Online, published on 6th June 2017, I look at what might happen if there were to be one.


The 2017-18 Budget and Australian housing markets

Housing | 1st June 2017

Presentation to the Future of Australian Housing conference hosted by Q Shelter, the Brisbane Development Association, and Future Housing Task Force, in Brisbane on 1st June 2017


Australian housing prices: are they sustainable?

Housing | 24th May 2017

Presentation to a teleconference hosted by View from the Peak, an independent investment research provider based in Hong Kong, on 24th May 2017


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