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’

Archives: Before 2005


Is the Australian property market in ‘bubble trouble’?

Housing | 14th November 2003

Presentation to ANZ Queensland customers, Brisbane, 14th November 2003


Education and the Economy

Education | 15th September 2003

Address to the Associations of School Bursars and Administrators 2003 Annual Conference, 15th September 2003


Globalization: Keeping the Gains

Globalization | 17th August 2003

Presentation to a series of workshops arranged by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Trade Advocacy and Outreach Section, 2003


The Gains and Losses from Globalization

Globalization | 13th August 2003

Address to the 14th International Farm Management Congress – Burswood Resort, Perth, 13th August 2003


Globalization, Economic Policy and Democracy

Globalization, Publications | 3rd August 2001

A review of ‘Elect the Ambassador! – Building Democracy in a Globalized World’ by Duncan Kerr MP, and ‘For the People: Reclaiming our Government – Labor Essays 2001’, by Dennis Glover and Glen Patmore. Published in the Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 36, No. 3, August 2001


On the importance which Australians attach to sport

Australian Society and Politics, Publications | 18th March 2001

In March 2001, I gave a talk to the Melbourne Media Club in which, as a final observation after talking at some length about a range of topical economic issues, and having been enjoined by the hosts to be ‘provocative’, I drew a link between the record low to which the Australian dollar was then […]


The Drivers of Globalization

Globalization | 20th November 2000

Presentation to a Regional Defence Seminar hosted by the Australian Department of Defence, 20th November 2000


Globalization – Unprecendented? Inevitable? Irreversible? Beneficial?

Globalization | 30th August 2000

Address to the 12th Rado Executive Luncheon, 30th August 2000


Progress in Korean Economic Reform

Asian Economies | 1st May 2000

Address to a Korea-Australia Economic and Business Seminar Sponsored by Asialink and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Melbourne, 1st May 2000


Japan’s Economic Challenge and the Implications for Australia

Asian Economies | 11th August 1998

Address to the Queensland-Japan Chamber of Commerce, Brisbane, 11th August 1998


Address to the Education Foundation’s ‘Awards in Education’

Education | 19th November 1997

Address to the Education Foundation’s ‘Awards in Education’ dinner, Melbourne, 19th November 1997


The Nixon Report – What’s Next

Tasmania | 25th August 1997

Address to the University of Tasmania’s ‘Tasmania 2010 Forum’, 25th August 1997


ANZ’s submission to the Commonwealth-State Inquiry into the Tasmanian Economy (the Nixon Inquiry)

Tasmania | 15th February 1997

My first substantial piece of writing about Tasmania’s economic problems, written on behalf of my then employer ANZ Bank to a Commonwealth-State Inquiry into the Tasmanian Economy headed by Peter Nixon, a former National Party MP and senior minister in the federal government of Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

Speaking Engagement | Boardroom Advisory | Commissioned Report | Expert Witness



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
11th July 2024


‘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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TESTIMONIALS

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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