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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The fourth annual TCCI ‘Tasmania Report’

Tasmania | 3rd December 2018

Presentation to events hosted by the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone on 3rd December 2018 The full report Presentation Slides


An introduction to the Tasmanian Economy and Property Market

Tasmania | 14th November 2018

Presentation to Choice Platinum Achievers (a mortgage broker group) conference in Hobart, 14th November 2018


Hobart’s colonial-era Orphan Schools

Tasmania | 28th October 2018

Remarks at the launch of ‘Voices from the Orphan Schools – the Children’s Stories’, by Dr Diane Snowden, St Johns Park, Hobart, 28th October 2018


The importance of education

Tasmania | 24th October 2018

Presentation to Anglicare Tasmania’s 5th annual ‘Communities for Children’ conference in Launceston, 24th October 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


The 2018-19 Tasmanian State Budget

Publications, Tasmania | 15th June 2018

Commentary on the 2018-19 Tasmanian State Budget published on the ABC News website and by the Hobart Mercury on 15th June 2018


Understanding the Tasmanian Budget

Tasmania | 12th June 2018

Presentation to a ‘masterclass’ for community organizations hosted by the Australia Institute (Tasmania) in Hobart on 12th June. Explores the structure of Tasmania’s public sector, and what to look for in the Budget Papers to be published on 14th June.


Bold changes can lift Tasmania

Publications, Tasmania | 9th June 2018

Op-ed article published in the Hobart Mercury on Saturday 9th June 2018 And the Mercury’s editor seemed to agree:


COMING UP

Upcoming Public Events and Appearances


2019

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SPEAKING

Excerpts from some recent presentations


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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