‘Welcome to my website …
I’m an independent economist, company director
and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania’
bahis siteleri bahis şirketleri


TV, Radio and Print Media

The US and Chinese economies, Australian property prices, and personal investments (good and bad)

News, Profile | 23rd January 2017

Interview with the Australian Financial Review‘s ‘Smart Investor’ column, published on 21st-22nd January 2017

Economic outlook for 2017

News | 22nd January 2017

On 16th January I recorded a podcast with Alan Kohler, Steve Bartholomeusz and Stephen Koukoulas in which we discussed the global and Australian economic outlook for 2017. This podcast has been posted on Alan Kohler’s website at This is a ‘subscribers only’ website but you can get free 24-hour access to the podcast via […]

‘Manufacturing fetishism’ and the gender stereotyping of jobs

News | 1st December 2016

Report in the Australian Financial Review of 30th November 2016 of my comments at a Melbourne Economic Forum, querying the popular notion that there is something inherently more worthy about jobs in manufacturing than other types of jobs, and arguing that we need to stop stereotyping certain types of jobs as “women’s work” if we […]

Interview with ABC Radio National Breakfast’s Fran Kelly on Housing affordability

Housing, News | 27th October 2016

The federal government has avoided politically contentious measures to curb investor demand in trying to improve housing affordability, with Treasurer Scott Morrison calling for a focus on increasing the supply of housing instead to try to rein in housing prices. You can find an audio recording of the interview here

Tasmania’s three Ps a logical place to start

News, Tasmania | 19th October 2016

Preview of the Tasmania Report 2016, published in the Burnie (North-West Coast) Advocate newspaper, 19th October 2016

Tasmanian economist Saul Eslake releases submission on Australian Council for Educational Research review of years 9 to 12

News | 4th October 2016

Michelle Wisbey | The Examiner | 4th October 2016 Saul Eslake says the strong link between educational attainment and economic outcomes is something we cannot ignore. The Tasmanian economist made the comments in a submission to the Australian Council for Educational Research’s review of years 9 to 12 in the state. In July, Education Minister […]

Good on you

News | 3rd September 2016

Good on you | The Economist | 3rd September 2016 Australia has weathered the China slowdown and commodities slump well. What has it done right? “With the exception of China itself, no country has benefited more from China’s rapid growth and industrialization than Australia”Saul EslakeTHE last time Australia was in recession, Mikhail Gorbachev led the […]

Darkside of the boom: four reasons lower home ownership is a big worry

News | 24th July 2016

Matt Wade | Sydney Morning Herald | 24th July 2016 The sharp decline in home ownership rates will have far reaching consequences. The latest instalment of the respected Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (known as HILDA), released on Wednesday, showed the most pronounced slump has been in the states that host our […]


Upcoming Events and Appearances


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 and 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

“An outstanding presentation that was lucid, logical and blended hard facts with humour. And Saul comfortably communicated to meet the wide range of ages, occupations and knowledge of our guests”
Anthony Starkins, Executive Director, First Samuel Ltd, August 2016



Useful Links