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Inflation Rate

Economic Video, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 30th March 2023

Saul talks to Sky News Australia’s Ashleigh Gillon about the latest CPI on 30th March 2023 

The Risk of Recession

Economic Video, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 10th August 2022

Saul talks to Eureka Report’s Alan Kohler about the risks of Australia’s economy falling into recession as interest rates rise here and abroad. 

Managing the Budget

Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Economic Video, The Australian Economy | 9th August 2022

 Presentation to the John Howard Prime Ministerial Library’s 2022 Annual Conference on the theme “Analysing the crises within the Howard Government era and their management”, on 23rd June 2022

Indonesia as an investment destination

Asian Economies, Economic Video | 25th November 2021

Saul’s presentation to a webinar on “Seizing Post-Pandemic Investment Opportunities in Indonesia” hosted by the Indonesia Investment Promotion Centre in Sydney on 24th November 2021. In this presentation Saul makes the case for Indonesia to be seen as an alternative for countries and companies wanting to reduce their dependence on China, with the IMF forecasting […]

What to do about Housing Affordability

Australian Society and Politics, Economic Video, Housing | 17th November 2021

This week I ‘appeared’ (virtually) before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue’s Inquiry into Housing Affordability and Supply. You can read my opening statement to the committee and view the recording of my Q&A with the Committee here.

A chat with Alan Kohler

Economic Video, Publications | 19th October 2021

Saul talks with the Eureka Report and ABC News’ Alan Kohler about inflation, interest rates and housing affordability on his The Money Café podcast on 19th October 2021 Hello, I’m Alan Kohler, Editor in Chief of Eureka Report and welcome to The Money Café. Joining me today is Saul Eslake, independent economist, used to be […]

Talk to the annual Australia-Indonesia Business Summit

Asian Economies, Economic Video | 18th October 2021

A short talk to the annual Australia-Indonesia Business Summit on 19th October 2021, jointly hosted by the Indonesia Investment Promotion Centre in Sydney and the Australia-Indonesia Business Council, about the improving investment climate in Indonesia, especially for those interested in the health and aged care sectors (which were the focus of this year’s summit)

Fiscal Policy and Public Debt

Economic Policies, Economic Video | 2nd October 2021

 Login or subscribe to view the full video and presentation slides Login Subcribe In this webinar Saul focuse public debt. How worried should we be about the increase in the amount of debt incurred by Australia’s federal and state governments since the onset of Covid-19?  Is it important that public debt be “paid off” […]


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