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’

The Australian Economy


Australia hasn’t had a recession – in the widely used sense of two or more consecutive quarters of negative real GDP growth – since 1991. Since then, Australia’s ranking among nations in terms of per capita GDP has risen from 22nd to, in the last four years, either 12th or 13th, behind only the United States, Norway, Switzerland and a number of other smaller states which are predominantly either oil producers or financial centres. Australia’s economic performance reflects a combination of luck and management – the relative importance and quality of which have varied significantly from time to time. Monitoring the performance of and analysing the prospects for the Australian economy has been the major part of my ‘day job’ since I completed my university degree in 1979.

The Australian economy, interest rates and household debt

The Australian Economy | 20th September 2017

Presentation to a forum hosted by Kessler Financial Services Australia in Melbourne on 20th September 2017


Economic Trends and Opportunities for Australian Agriculture

Commodities, The Australian Economy | 12th September 2017

Presentation to a Farm Business Update hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation in Adelaide, 12th September 2017


The Australian economy in a rapidly changing world environment

The Australian Economy | 28th July 2017

Presentation to a ‘Pathfinder Breakfast’ hosted by the Sydney C3 Church, at the Westin Sydney, on Friday 28th July


Has Australia really set a ‘new world record’ for continuous economic growth

Publications, The Australian Economy | 6th June 2017

Saul Eslake | The Conversation |06th June 2017 Australia hasn’t had a recession – defined as consecutive quarters of ‘negative growth’ in real GDP since the first half of 1991. Some have claimed that, with the release of first quarter GDP figures on 7th June 2017, Australia will have surpassed a ‘record’ for recession-free growth […]


The Economic Outlook

The Australian Economy | 15th May 2017

Presentation to the Australian Shareholders’ Association Annual Conference, Melbourne, 15th May 2017 Listen to a podcast of an interview recorded after the presentation:


The 2017-18 Budget

Economic Policies, The Australian Economy | 11th May 2017

Presentation to a post-Budget breakfast hosted by accounting firm Moore Stephens in Melbourne on 11th May 2017


Outlook for the World Economy and its Implications for Australia

The Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 4th April 2017

Presentation to FactSet Investment Processing Symposium, Sydney, 4th April 2017


Key issues for the global and Australian economies in 2017

The Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 7th February 2017

Presentation to the International CEO Forum – Melbourne, 7th February 2017


COMING UP

Upcoming Events and Appearances


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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