SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

SAUL ESLAKE

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I’m an independent economist, speaker, company director
and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania’

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    WEEKLY CHART PACK


    Each weekend since mid-April 2020 I’ve been preparing, updating and distributing a weekly Coronavirus Impact Chart Pack to people in Australia and overseas. Running to over 100 pages it includes:

    • charts tracking the spread of Covid-19, globally and in Australia, and government responses to it;
    • the impact on the global economy and major individual economies such as China, Japan, other Asian economies, the US and Europe;
    • financial and commodities markets;
    • multiple aspects of the Australian economy, including state-level comparisons, and the policy responses of the Australian and state or territory governments, and the Reserve Bank of Australia; and
    • similar, though smaller coverage of the New Zealand economy.

    The Coronavirus Impact Chart Pack will be updated every Saturday afternoon, Australian time, for as long as it remains topical. It will be accessible to subscribers of the Premium Access package.

    If and when Covid-19 ceases to be front and centre of attention (as it is now) – whenever that might be – I will continue to prepare a Weekly Chart Pack, but with a focus on whatever replaces the virus as the issue du jour.

    ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
    18th September 2021


    CORONAVIRUS IMPACT CHART PACK 2021-09-18

    "I see a lot of chart packs in my line of work, but yours is about the best I have seen. It is amazingly comprehensive, covering far more of the world than any individual is entitled to cover, the charts are clear and easy to understand and they drill down into each topic in a very satisfying way. So well done, Saul."

    Alan Kohler, ABC finance presenter, founder of Eureka Report


    "A timely and comprehensive summary from one of Australia's best economists."

    Adam Creighton, Economics Editor for The Australian


    “I continue to find your thinking invaluable - this year to my ritual weekend reading of the economist I have happily added ‘Saul’s latest’.”

    Rufus Black, former Managing Partner of McKinsey’s, and currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania


    “Your chart pack is amazing - and thanks for offering to add me to the mailing list, that would be great to be included. Everything you could want to know is there - and the way the data are organised and presented to tell the stories makes it so easy to follow.”

    Prof Jeff Borland, Truby Williams Professor of Economics, The University of Melbourne, Website


    “An excellent summary. Although I take a great interest in what’s happening with COVID-19 day by day In Australia and Internationally, I always find your weekly summary a very interesting review of the past week.”

    retired former Chief Executive Officer of a District Hospital Service in New South Wales


    WEEKLY CHART PACK

    EVENTS

    Saul Eslake online presentation


    “You are the best economic thinker in the country hands down”

    Sheryle Bagwell, recently retired Senior Business Correspondent (and sometime Executive Producer),
    ABC Radio National Breakfast


    "I see a lot of chart packs in my line of work, but yours is about the best I have seen. It is amazingly comprehensive, covering far more of the world than any individual is entitled to cover, the charts are clear and easy to understand and they drill down into each topic in a very satisfying way.
    So well done, Saul."

    Alan Kohler, ABC finance presenter, founder of Eureka Report


    “I continue to find your thinking invaluable - this year to my ritual weekend reading of the economist I have happily added ‘Saul’s latest’.”

    Rufus Black, former Managing Partner of McKinsey’s, and currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania


    “Your chart pack is amazing - and thanks for offering to add me to the mailing list, that would be great to be included. Everything you could want to know is there - and the way the data are organised and presented to tell the stories makes it so easy to follow.”

    Prof Jeff Borland, Truby Williams Professor of Economics, The University of Melbourne, Website


    “An excellent summary. Although I take a great interest in what’s happening with COVID-19 day by day In Australia and Internationally, I always find your weekly summary a very interesting review of the past week.”

    retired former Chief Executive Officer of a District Hospital Service in New South Wales


    “Just want to congratulate you Saul on the unbelievably good set of slides you just presented, possibly the best I have ever seen. You have set the bar very high.”

    Dr Joe Flood, Adjunct Fellow, RMIT University, Pandemicia


    “Thank you very much for your excellent presentation for the Economic Society today. It is always a great pleasure to hear your eloquent, up-to-date and comprehensive talks.”

    Andrew Trembath, economist, Victorian and Australian Government agencies


    online events @ saul-eslake.com


    Quantitative Easing & Modern Monetary Policy

    Some commentators seem to think that ‘QE’ is simply a variant of, or a step along the road to, something called ‘Modern Monetary Theory’ or ‘MMT’.  It isn’t: and so in the second part of this series Saul explains what MMT is (and isn’t).

    SEP

    29th

    Webinar: Fiscal Policy and Public Debt

    5:00 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time
    3:00 PM Hong Kong | 2:00 PM Jakarta | 9:00 AM Central European | 8:00 AM London
    Cost: $49.99 ~ Includes access to Saul's presentation slides and video

    If you’ve taken out a Premium Access subscription, you don’t need to do anything more: you’re guaranteed access and you will receive your webinar access link 48 hours prior to the event. If you’ve taken a basic subscription, or don’t have one at all, you’ll need to register to attend, which you can do here or, you could take out a Premium Access subscription, which you can do here.

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    WHAT'S NEW

    Most Recent Articles, Talks and Presentations


    Coronavirus Impact Chart Pack 2021-09-18

    Chart Pack | 18th September 2021

    Webinar: Fiscal Policy and Public Debt
    Economic Policies, Events | 25th August 2021

    Old wine in new bottles: more ‘rent-seeking’ from South Australian manufacturing interests
    Economic Policies, Publications, The Australian Economy | 17th September 2021

    The ‘corrupt bargain’ underpinning WA’s budget surpluses
    Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Taxation | 16th September 2021

    Housing Grants: more harm than good
    Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 15th September 2021

    Housing affordability crisis with Brooke Corte
    Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing, News, Recent Media Interview, The Australian Economy | 14th September 2021

    This is a recession – we’re just not calling it one
    Economic Policies, Publications, The Australian Economy | 9th September 2021

    Papua New Guinea in the Post-Covid World Economy
    Asian Economies, The Global Economy | 7th September 2021

    Spoiler alert: we’re in a recession, even if it’s not ‘official’
    Publications, The Australian Economy | 31st August 2021

    Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue inquiry into Housing Affordability and Supply in Australia
    Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing | 31st August 2021

    Tasmania’s 2021-22 State Budget
    Economic Policies, Tasmania | 26th August 2021

    Excerpt: Modern Monetary Theory
    Economic Policies, Economics and Economists, QE & MMT, The Global Economy | 25th August 2021

    Video & Presentation Slides: Modern Monetary Theory
    Economic Policies, Economics and Economists, The Global Economy | 25th August 2021

    Rebuilding the performing arts: an economist weighs in
    Publications, The Arts | 21st August 2021

    Is Australia having a Second Recession?
    Australian Society and Politics, News, Publications, The Australian Economy | 16th August 2021

    Reflections on the 2021 Intergenerational Report
    Economic Policies, Taxation, The Australian Economy | 15th August 2021

    The Economics of International Mobility
    Australian Society and Politics, The Arts, The Australian Economy | 12th August 2021

    The effective rate of unemployment
    Labour Market, The Australian Economy | 11th August 2021

    Are skyrocketing house prices a wellness issue?
    Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing, News, Recent Media Interview | 7th August 2021

    Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax (again)
    Australian Society and Politics, Housing, News, Taxation | 4th August 2021

    VIDEO

    Recent Presentations


    The Impact of Covid-19 series

    These videos are available to audience of Saul’s presentations as soon as they are uploaded and will be available to public one month after the presentation date.

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    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

    “Saul Eslake is … a highly regarded independent economist with the highest degree of integrity"
    John Durie, Columnist, The Australian, July 2009

    “… one of the few people in this world who can have so many oranges up in the air at the same time but still manage to catch them"
    Andrew Clark, journalist, Australian Financial Review, November 2008

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