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The Global Economy

Australia may be an island continent, but it is no more immune to global economic influences than are other countries which share physical borders with their nearest neighbours. Australia is very much exposed to global swings in commodity prices, and to fluctuations in major advanced economies and (increasingly) to business cycles in key emerging economies such as China. Australia’s financial markets are increasingly integrated with the their global counterparts. And Australian economic policy-makers cannot ignore changes in monetary, fiscal and other economic policy settings in the world’s major economies. Hence, an awareness of trends in the global economy is an essential element of understanding Australian economic conditions.

Global and Australian Economic Outlook

The Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 10th August 2023

A presentation on the global and Australian economic outlook to a conference hosted by the Queensland Division of the Urban Development Institute of Australia in Brisbane on 10th August 2023.

Papua New Guinea in the World Economy

The Global Economy | 15th August 2022

Presentation to the 2022 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 15th August

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 

The risks of recessions in Europe, the US and Australia

Economic 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 […]

Global economic trends affecting the Australian wine industry

The Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 27th June 2022

Presentation to the 18th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference in Adelaide, 27th June 2022  

Will the world’s mega economies create the mega decade?

The Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 28th March 2022

Presentation to the Australian Investors’ Association 2022 National Conference on the Gold Coast, Queensland (spoiler alert: my answer is “no”).  

Interview with Eureka Report’s Alan Kohler, 15th December 2021

Housing, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 15th December 2021

Saul talks to the Eureka Report’s Alan Kohler about this week’s US Federal Reserve and other leading central bank meetings, inflation and house prices AK: Now, here’s Saul Eslake, independent economist and his business is called Corinna Economic Advisory. Saul, there’s a lot of central bank meetings this week, starting with the Federal Reserve, but […]


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“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”
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“Saul Eslake is … a highly regarded independent economist with the highest degree of integrity"
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