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 global and Australian economies

The Australian Economy | 17th October 2018

Presentation to a Corporate Leaders’ Network lunch in Melbourne on Wednesday 17th October 2018


The Australian economy, property prices, interest rates and debt

The Australian Economy | 19th September 2018

Presentation to a forum hosted by Kessler Financial Services Australia in Melbourne on 19th September 2018


The Outlook: for the Economy

News, The Australian Economy | 15th August 2018

Greg Dyett | SBS World News Radio | 15th Auguest 2018 Interview with SBS World News Radio’s Greg Dyett, published on Wednesday 15th August 2018 (also including ACOSS’ Cassandra Goldie and RBA Governor Phillip Lowe)


The global and Australian economies: issues for investors

The Australian Economy, The Global Economy | 1st August 2018

Presentation to the Australian Investors’ Association National Conference on the Gold Coast, 1st August 2018


Global and Australian Economies – Searching for Growth

Economic Policies, The Australian Economy | 25th June 2018

Address to the Australian Davos Connection’s Australian Leadership Retreat, Gold Coast, Queensland, 22nd June 2018


Inequality between places and regional economic development

The Australian Economy | 17th June 2018

Presentation to the Australian Council of Local Government Associations’ 2018 Regional Co-operation and Development Forum, Canberra, 17th June 2018


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.


The 2018-19 Australian Government Budget – an Assessment

Economic Policies, The Australian Economy | 11th May 2018

Presentation to a breakfast hosted by the ACT Branch of the Economic Society of Australia, Canberra, 11th May 2018


COMING UP

Upcoming Public Events and Appearances


Oct

11th

Panel Discussion at MaxCap Developers’ Forum

Ivy Ballroom, Sydney
6:00 pm

Dec

3rd

The 2018 Tasmania Report

Hobart:
Tasman Room, Wrest Point Hotel, Sandy Bay
7:15 am for 7:30am
Launceston:
Ballroom Room, Country Club Tasmania, Prospect Vale
12:45 pm for 1:00 pm
Ulverstone:
6:00 pm - venue to be advised

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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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