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’

Tasmania


I did most of my education in Tasmania and, after spending almost 34 years on what Tasmanians call ‘the mainland’, returned to Tasmania in December 2014. Both while I was living away, and since returning, I’ve maintained a keen interest in the progress (or, at times, lack of it) of Australia’s smallest state. The pieces here represent some of my efforts to advocate for policies which, in my opinion, would result in a stronger Tasmanian economy and improved living standards for Tasmanians.

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Mining in Tasmania: Dinosaur or Deliverer

Tasmania | 3rd August 2017

Short presentation as part of a panel discussion hosted by the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in Hobart on Thursday 3rd August, as part of National Science Week


Tasmania’s Economy: Opportunities and Challenges

Tasmania | 16th June 2017

Presentation to the Tasmanian Leaders’ Program, Launceston, 16th June 2017


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


Education, Productivity and Economic Performance – Tasmania Then, Now and Tomorrow

Tasmania | 16th March 2017

The 29th John West Memorial Lecture, hosted by the Launceston Historical Society, 16th March 2016. The Lecture honours the memory of the Revd John West, who among other things was the first Editor of the Launceston Examiner newspaper, and subsequently editor of the Sydney Morning Herald for almost 20 years, as well as a fervent […]


Interview with The Australian’s Arts Editor Matthew Westwood

News, Tasmania, The Arts | 10th March 2017

Matthew Westwood| The Australian | 10th March 2017 Discussing government funding for the arts, and the 2017 Ten Days on the Island festival


The 2016 ‘Tasmania Report’ – Where to from here?

Tasmania | 17th February 2017

Presentation the 2017 Tasmanian Economic Forum, hosted by the Tasmanian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia, in Hobart.


Ethical Conversations – a Challenge for Boards?

Australian Society and Politics, Tasmania | 9th February 2017

Keynote address to a forum for public sector board members, hosted by the Integrity Commission of Tasmania


The 2016 TCCI Tasmania Report

Tasmania | 14th December 2016

Report and presentation on the Tasmanian economy prepared for the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and launched at presentations in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie on 14th December 2016. The Report Presentation Slides


COMING UP

Upcoming Events and Appearances


Nov

2nd

Presentation to Jobs Australia Forum

Hobart (venue TBA)

Dec

11th

The Tasmania Report
Hosted by the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

presentations in Hobart (breakfast), Launceston (lunch) and north-west coast (dinner)

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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