SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

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

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TV, Radio and Print Media

The Grants Commission’s latest report on GST revenue sharing

News, Tasmania | 9th April 2018

Brian Carlton | Tasmania Talks | 9th April 2018 Saul talks with Brian Carlton, host of ‘Tasmania Talks’ on Northern Tasmania’s LA-FM, about the Commonwealth Grants Commission’s latest report on the distribution of revenue from the goods and services tax (GST) among Australia’s States and Territories, and the forthcoming report from the Productivity Commission on […]


Labor’s policy on cash refunds for franking credits

News, Taxation | 14th March 2018

Katharine Murphy | Guardian Australia | 14th March, 2018 In mid-March 2018 the Australian Labor Party foreshadowed that, if it formed government after the next election (due in 2019) it would no longer allow ‘franking credits’ (credits which shareholders in Australian companies receive for the tax paid by companies in which they own shares, which […]


Housing Policy

Housing, News | 26th January 2018

The Strife | 25th January 2018 Podcast of an interview discussing Australian Housing Policy since the 1950s.


Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on the GST revenue distribution formula

Australian Society and Politics, News | 10th October 2017

Brian Carlton | Tasmania Talks | 10th October 2017 Interview with Northern Tasmania commercial radio’s Brian Carlton on the Productivity Commission’s draft report into the distribution of revenue from the GST among Australia’s State and Territory Governments (otherwise known as ‘horizontal fiscal equalization’), 10th October 2017 A productivity commission report has recommended that changes be […]


Leading economist Saul Eslake strikes gold with his adopted family

News, Profile | 26th September 2017

Anne Mather | Hobart Mercury | 26th September 2017 Saul Eslake, with his wife Linda Arenella and two children Caroline Eslake, 15, and Jonathan Eslake, 10,says rhetoric about “gold standard” families can be offensive. Picture: Richard Jupe HE may be best known as a numbers man, but Saul Eslake has some ideas about family too. […]


What would happen if there were to be a housing ‘bust’?

Housing, News | 6th June 2017

Jessica Haynes | ABC News | 6th June 2017 I’m not forecasting a ‘housing bust’, but in this interview with Jessica Haynes of ABC Online, published on 6th June 2017, I look at what might happen if there were to be one.


Commentary on Tasmanian State Budget 2017

News, Publications, Tasmania | 27th May 2017

Saul Eslake | The Hobart Mercury and ABC News | 27th May 2017 As published on The Hobart Mercury and ABC News Website


Using super for home deposit a ‘thoroughly bad idea’: Economist Saul Eslake

Housing, News, Taxation | 11th April 2017

James-Elton Pym | SBS News | 11th April 2017 Letting young people dip into their superannuation to fund house deposits would increase buying power and drive house prices higher, the independent economist has warned. Independent economist Saul Eslake says Liberal backbenchers advocating a plan to allow young people to use their superannuation as a home […]


COMING UP

Upcoming Public Events and Appearances


May

3rd

What the budget priorities should be
Talk to ‘Business at the Bar’

hosted by ANU College of Business & Economics

Whisky Room, Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT
5.30 pm

May

10th

NATSEM
Post Budget Analysis

hosted by the National Centre for Social & Economic Modelling
at the University of Canberra

Parliament House, Canberra
Panel discussion (12:30-1:30pm) and more detailed presentation (1:45-2:45pm)

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Excerpts from some recent presentations


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“You are one of the best at what you do in the world”
Gail Fosler, Chief Economist, The Conference Board, New York, December 2002

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Charles Goode, Chairman, ANZ Bank, July 2009

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