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I’m an independent economist, speaker, company director
and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania’


The global and Australian economies

The Australian Economy | 17th October 2018

Presentation to a Corporate Leaders’ Network lunch in Melbourne on Wednesday 17th October 2018

Factors behind last week’s turbulence on stock markets

Publications, The Global Economy | 15th October 2018

Article published by Inside Story on Monday 15th October 2018

The Australian economy, property prices, interest rates and debt

The Australian Economy | 19th September 2018

Presentation to a forum hosted by Kessler Financial Services Australia in Melbourne on 19th September 2018

Housing demand and supply in Tasmania

Housing, Tasmania | 6th September 2018

Introductory remarks at an ‘Affordable Housing Roundtable’ hosted by National Shelter and Shelter Tasmania in Hobart on 6th September 2018

Review of the Parliamentary Budget Office’s latest medium-term budget projections

Economic Policies, News, Publications | 6th September 2018

Commentary published by The Conversation website on 6th September 2018

The Australian Government’s ‘backflip’ on raising the pension age to 70

Economic Policies, News, Publications | 5th September 2018

Commentary published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 5th September

The Outlook: for the Economy

News, The Australian Economy | 15th August 2018

Greg Dyett | SBS World News Radio | 15th Auguest 2018 Interview with SBS World News Radio’s Greg Dyett, published on Wednesday 15th August 2018 (also including ACOSS’ Cassandra Goldie and RBA Governor Phillip Lowe)

Economists’ view of the world – rates, growth and trade wars

Publications, 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 […]


Upcoming Public Events and Appearances



Panel Discussion at MaxCap Developers’ Forum

Ivy Ballroom, Sydney
6:00 pm



The 2018 Tasmania Report

Tasman Room, Wrest Point Hotel, Sandy Bay
7:15 am for 7:30am
Ballroom Room, Country Club Tasmania, Prospect Vale
12:45 pm for 1:00 pm
6:00 pm - venue to be advised



Excerpts from some recent presentations


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

“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



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