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.
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
Global Poverty at the CrossroadsNews, The Global Economy | 21st July 2020
A review of ‘The Parlous State of Poverty Education’, a report to the UN Human Rights Council by the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Australian-born lawyer Philip Alston. This was first published on Inside Story on 21st July 2020.
The ‘Post-Covid’ Global, Australian and Tasmanian EconomiesTasmania, The Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 12th June 2020
Presentation to a Webinar hosted by the Tasmanian Branch of the Australia-China Business Council, 12th June 2020
Saul Eslake’s February 2021 Presentation: China’s EconomyAsian Economies, The Global Economy | 9th March 2020
China’s was the only major economy to record positive growth in 2020. In this talk Saul will discuss the sustainability of the recovery that’s been under way since the second quarter of 2020, the medium-term risks associated with China’s high debt levels, banking system and exchange rate regime. He will also talk about prospects for Sino-US relations following the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States, and the deterioration in the bilateral economic and political relationship between Australia and China.
The Changing International Economic Order and its Implications for AustraliaThe Global Economy | 30th November 2018
Presentation to the Economics Teachers Association of Western Australia Biennial Conference, Perth, 30th November 2018
Factors behind last week’s turbulence on stock marketsPublications, The Global Economy | 15th October 2018
Article published by Inside Story on Monday 15th October 2018
Economists’ view of the world – rates, growth and trade warsPublications, The Global Economy | 15th August 2018
Reflections on the views of current and former bank chief economists from around the world at this year’s International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists, and on the possible consequences of a ‘trade war’ – article published by FIIG’s The Wire on 15th August 2018 Economists’ view of the world – rates, growth and trade wars […]