The Nobel Prize winning economist James Tobin once said that the study of economics “offered the hope, as it still does, that improved understanding could better the lot of mankind”. One of the ways in which it does this is through the implementation of economic policy that helps to ameliorate boom-and-bust cycles, reduces unemployment, contains inflation or lifts people’s living standards in sustainable ways.
Reflections on the 2016-17 Federal BudgetEconomic Policies, Publications | 5th May 2016
Saul Eslake | The Conversation | 5th May 2016 This is a longer version of Saul Eslake’s take on the budget, on why negative gearing is still the elephant in the room for the government.Scott Morrison is very keen for his first budget to be viewed as “not just another budget” – to the point of […]
Economic policy, Australia’s economic performance and this year’s Federal BudgetEconomic Policies | 25th May 2015
Talk to Year 11 & 12 Economics Students at the Hutchins School, Hobart, 25th May 2015
A wide-ranging conversation on economic policy, housing policy, taxation reform, security and being an economistEconomic Policies, News, Profile | 13th August 2013
Michael Short | The Zone | 13th Aug 2013 ‘Interview with Michael Short, opinion page editor of the Melbourne Age newspaper, published in his column ‘The Zone’ Michael Short: Saul Eslake, welcome to The Zone. Thank you for your time. You have been one of Australia’s leading economists and public policy analysts for a quarter […]