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.

What South Australia needs to do

Publications, The Australian Economy | 7th March 2018

Saul Eslake | Adelaide Advertiser | 7th March 2018 Article published in the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper on 7th March 2018 (ten days before South Australia’s state election on 17th March), looking at South Australia’s economy through the same prism that I use for Tasmania’s.


What’s happening in the Australian Economy?

The Australian Economy | 16th February 2018

Presentation to Smiths’ Snackfoods Distributor Partners Conference, Hobart, 16th February 2018


Outlook for the Australian Economy against a Global Economic Backdrop

The Australian Economy | 29th November 2017

Presentation to the ACTE-CAPA (Association of Corporate Travel Executives – Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation) Conference, Sydney, 29th November 2017


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:


COMING UP

Upcoming Public Events and Appearances


May

3rd

What the budget priorities should be
Talk to ‘Business at the Bar’

hosted by ANU College of Business & Economics

Whisky Room, Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT
5.30 pm

May

10th

NATSEM
Post Budget Analysis

hosted by the National Centre for Social & Economic Modelling
at the University of Canberra

Parliament House, Canberra
Panel discussion (12:30-1:30pm) and more detailed presentation (1:45-2:45pm)

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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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