SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

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


As Paul Krugman famously said, “Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run, it’s nearly everything”. I spent half of the interval between working at ANZ and Bank of America Merrill Lynch researching and writing about productivity growth for the Grattan Institute.

Population, participation and productivity: How to think about long-run economic growth

Productivity, The Global Economy | 5th July 2017

Presentation to the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists (ICCBE), Paris, 4-6th July 2017


Five Potential Impediments to Improving Australia’s Productivity Performance

Productivity | 13th December 2016

Presentation to a conference hosted by the Productivity Commission at its offices in Canberra, 13th December 2016


The Importance of productivity as a driver of the Victorian economy

Productivity, The Australian Economy | 24th November 2016

Presentation to Members of Victoria’s Parliament, Melbourne, 25th November 2016


Productivity and inclusive growth

Economic Policies, Productivity | 1st July 2013

Chapter 5 in Paul Smyth and John Buchanan (eds), Inclusive Growth in Australia, Allen & Unwin (2013) (for more on this book see here or here).


Productivity

Labour Market, Productivity | 24th May 2012

2nd Bishop Manning Lecture, hosted by the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations, 24th May 2012


Australia’s Productivity Performance

Productivity, Publications | 18th February 2012

Essay published in the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)’s Annual Political and Economic Overview, February 2012


What can be done to improve Australia’s productivity performance

Productivity, Publications | 8th September 2011

Saul Eslake | The Conversation | 8th September 2011 What is to be done about Australia’s deteriorating productivity performance? It’s by no means inconceivable that the answer to this question could be “nothing”. Historical precedent strongly suggests Australians and their politicians will feel no great compulsion to embrace a program of productivity-enhancing economic reforms as […]


Productivity: The Lost Decade

Productivity | 15th August 2011

Paper presented to the annual policy conference of the Reserve Bank of Australia, 15th August 2011


COMING UP

Upcoming Events and Appearances


July

28th

Australia’s Economy in a Rapidly Changing World Environment
Talk to a Business Breakfast hosted by c3 Churches

The Westin Hotel, Sydney

Aug

3rd

Is the Mining Industry a Dinosaur or a Deliverer for Tasmania
Panel discussion hosted by the Academy of Technology and Engineering

RACV Hotel, Collins Street, Hobart
7:00pm

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

“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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