SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

SAUL ESLAKE

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

Tasmania


I did most of my education in Tasmania and, after spending almost 34 years on what Tasmanians call ‘the mainland’, returned to Tasmania in December 2014. Both while I was living away, and since returning, I’ve maintained a keen interest in the progress (or, at times, lack of it) of Australia’s smallest state. The pieces here represent some of my efforts to advocate for policies which, in my opinion, would result in a stronger Tasmanian economy and improved living standards for Tasmanians.

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Housing demand and supply in Tasmania

Housing, Tasmania | 6th September 2018

Introductory remarks at an ‘Affordable Housing Roundtable’ hosted by National Shelter and Shelter Tasmania in Hobart on 6th September 2018


The 2018-19 Tasmanian State Budget

Publications, Tasmania | 15th June 2018

Commentary on the 2018-19 Tasmanian State Budget published on the ABC News website and by the Hobart Mercury on 15th June 2018


Understanding the Tasmanian Budget

Tasmania | 12th June 2018

Presentation to a ‘masterclass’ for community organizations hosted by the Australia Institute (Tasmania) in Hobart on 12th June. Explores the structure of Tasmania’s public sector, and what to look for in the Budget Papers to be published on 14th June.


Bold changes can lift Tasmania

Publications, Tasmania | 9th June 2018

Op-ed article published in the Hobart Mercury on Saturday 9th June 2018 And the Mercury’s editor seemed to agree:


The Economic Impact of Not-for-Profits

Tasmania, The Australian Economy | 17th May 2018

Presentation to a business breakfast hosted by the Salvation Army in Hobart on 17th May 2018 to launch their annual Red Shield Appeal. At the request of the organizers this also includes some material on the Tasmanian economy ahead of next month’s state budget.


Tasmania’s Economy – Past, Present and Future

Tasmania | 1st March 2018

Presentation to the annual Tasmanian Economic Forum hosted by the Tasmanian Branch of the Economics Society of Australia – Hobart, 1st March 2018


The third annual ‘Tasmania Report’

Tasmania | 11th December 2017

Report prepared for the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and presented in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport on Monday 11th December 2017. A detailed analysis of trends in Tasmania’s economy, labour and housing markets, population and public sector, with recommendations for change. The Full Report Executive Summary Presentation slides


The Tasmanian Economy

Tasmania | 3rd November 2017

Presentation to Local Government Professionals Tasmania annual conference held in Hobart on 3rd November 2017.


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Saul Eslake spoke to Zurich Australia executives and staff at their ‘Accelerate’ conference in Sydney on 9th May 2024, covering short- and longer-term trends in major ‘advanced’ economies, China, India and Australia, with a bit of geo-politics thrown in.



“You are the best economic thinker in the country hands down”

Sheryle Bagwell, recently retired Senior Business Correspondent (and sometime Executive Producer),
ABC Radio National Breakfast


“Just want to congratulate you Saul on the unbelievably good set of slides you just presented, possibly the best I have ever seen. You have set the bar very high.”

Dr Joe Flood, Adjunct Fellow, RMIT University, Pandemicia


“Thank you very much for your excellent presentation for the Economic Society today. It is always a great pleasure to hear your eloquent, up-to-date and comprehensive talks.”

Andrew Trembath, economist, Victorian and Australian Government agencies


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WHAT'S NEW

Most Recent Articles, Talks and Presentations


Have we passed ‘peak China’? (and might a big fall in the RMB be on the horizon?)
Asian Economies, The Global Economy
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‘The Big Picture’
Asian Economies, Economic Policies, Economic Video, The Australian Economy, The Global Economy
22nd June 2024


ATO’s Latest Taxation Statistics – June 2024
News, Recent Media Interview, Taxation
20th June 2024


Other central banks are cutting rates, why isnt the RBA?
Economic Policies, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy
13th June 2024


Interest Rate and Inflation – Where to now?
Economic Policies, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy
8th June 2024


The pros and cons of cutting immigration
Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy
7th June 2024


A post-Budget conversation
Economic Policies, The Australian Economy
16th May 2024


The 2024-25 Australian Government Budget – An Assessment
Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, The Australian Economy
15th May 2024


Upcoming Federal Budget with Laura Jayes
Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, News, The Australian Economy
13th May 2024


Preview of the 2024-25 Federal Budget
Economic Policies, News, The Australian Economy
11th May 2024


The WA GST deal – the worst public policy decision of the 21st century thus far – Address to the National Press Club
Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies
8th May 2024


The implications of Australia’s higher-than-expected March quarter inflation numbers
News, The Australian Economy
25th April 2024


‘A distinctive part of life in Australia’ The Declining Dream of Homeownership
Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing
17th April 2024


Could China have a currency crisis at some point in the next 2-5 years?
Asian Economies, The Global Economy, Topics
16th April 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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