The Australian Economy
Australia hasn’t had a recession – in the widely used sense of two or more consecutive quarters of negative real GDP growth – since 1991. Since then, Australia’s ranking among nations in terms of per capita GDP has risen from 22nd to, in the last four years, either 12th or 13th, behind only the United States, Norway, Switzerland and a number of other smaller states which are predominantly either oil producers or financial centres. Australia’s economic performance reflects a combination of luck and management – the relative importance and quality of which have varied significantly from time to time. Monitoring the performance of and analysing the prospects for the Australian economy has been the major part of my ‘day job’ since I completed my university degree in 1979.
Economist Saul Eslake details what the significant deficit means for our nationEconomic Policies, News, Tasmania, The Australian Economy | 7th October 2020
Post Budget2020 interview with Tasmanian Talks‘ Aaron Stevens, 6th October 2020 BUDGET 2020: A Tasmania Talks deep dive
Budget 2020: A recalibration of fiscal strategyEconomic Policies, News, The Australian Economy | 7th October 2020
Interview with Alan Kohler, Talking Finance, 7th October 2020 It’s all about the federal budget this week as Alan Kohler is joined by Independent Economist, Saul Eslake who questions whether the targeting of money will boost economic activity while suggesting households should have been offered vouchers to spend in order to stimulate the economy.
Tasmania’s tax system is broken: here are three ways to fix itEconomic Policies, Publications, The Australian Economy | 15th September 2020
Saul Eslake | The Conversation | 15th September 2020
Impact of Covid-19 to the Global and Australian Economies – September 2020Asian Economies, The Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 7th September 2020
Online presentation slides: the Impact of Covid-19 to the Global and Australian Economies 7th September 2020
Youth Unemployment – what, and what not, to do about itEconomic Policies, The Australian Economy | 24th August 2020
Remarks to a panel discussion at the Youth Futures (Virtual) Summit hosted by the National Youth Commission of Australia on Monday 24th August 2020
The Impact of Covid-19 to the Global and Australian EconomiesThe Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 29th July 2020
Presentation slides for The Impact of Covid-19 to the Global and Australian Economies webinar 29th 2020