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.

Future Economic Challenges for Australia and the Construction Sector

The Australian Economy | 27th October 2016

Presentation to the Construction Materials Industry Conference, Melbourne, 27th October 2016


The Future of the Australian Economy

The Australian Economy | 12th October 2016

A look at Australia’s economic performance over the past 25 years, where the Australian economy is today, and how well placed the Australian economy is to weather some of the growing external and domestic risks on the horizon … The second annual NATSEM address hosted by the University of Canberra’s National Centre for Social & […]


The Economy – Challenges and Opportunities

The Australian Economy | 31st August 2016

Presentation to the Self-Storage Association of Australasia’s 2016 Convention in Melbourne, on 31st August 2016 – covering the global, Chinese, Australian and New Zealand economies with a focus on population flows and housing


An Economic Update

The Australian Economy | 29th August 2016

Presentation to the annual Shareholders’ Dinner of Norman Disney and Young, an engineering construction firm, in Adelaide on 29th August 2016 – covering Australia and New Zealand, with a particular focus on commercial construction


The Tourism Economy

The Australian Economy | 23rd August 2016

A talk to the Victorian Caravan Parks’ Association 2016 Annual Conference, Melbourne, 23rd August 2016


The Australian resources boom and its aftermath – Review of ‘Balancing Act’ by George Megalogenis

Economic Policies, Publications, The Australian Economy | 15th June 2016

Saul Eslake | Quarterly Essay | Issue No 16 2016 In reply to George Megalogenis’s Quarterly Essay, Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal. George Megalogenis writes about today’s economy with a grasp of the broad sweep of Australian history and an awareness of the social consequences of economic performance and policy – attributes which have been […]


The Changing Structure of Economic Activity and Employment in Queensland

The Australian Economy | 26th April 2016

Presentation to a ‘Queensland Jobs Summit’ hosted by the Australia Institute and the University of Queensland in Brisbane on 26th April 2016


Australia’s Economic Horizon

The Australian Economy | 1st March 2016

Presentation to the 2016 ABARES Outlook Conference in Canberra, on 1st March 2016


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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