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 Economic Impact of Not-for-Profits

Tasmania, The Australian Economy | 17th May 2018

Presentation to a business breakfast hosted by the Salvation Army in Hobart on 17th May 2018 to launch their annual Red Shield Appeal. At the request of the organizers this also includes some material on the Tasmanian economy ahead of next month’s state budget.


Tasmania’s Economy – Past, Present and Future

Tasmania | 1st March 2018

Presentation to the annual Tasmanian Economic Forum hosted by the Tasmanian Branch of the Economics Society of Australia – Hobart, 1st March 2018


The third annual ‘Tasmania Report’

Tasmania | 11th December 2017

Report prepared for the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and presented in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport on Monday 11th December 2017. A detailed analysis of trends in Tasmania’s economy, labour and housing markets, population and public sector, with recommendations for change. The Full Report Executive Summary Presentation slides


The Tasmanian Economy

Tasmania | 3rd November 2017

Presentation to Local Government Professionals Tasmania annual conference held in Hobart on 3rd November 2017.


Take a look beyond the numbers

Publications, Tasmania | 24th October 2017

Op-ed piece published in the Hobart Mercury newspaper on 24th October 2017


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


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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