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 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


Australia’s Economic Horizon

The Australian Economy | 4th May 2018

Presentation to the Australian Automotive After Care Association’s “Autocare 2018” National Convention – Darling Harbour, Sydney, 4th May 2018


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


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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