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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TV, Radio and Print Media

‘Manufacturing fetishism’ and the gender stereotyping of jobs

News | 30th November 2016

Ben Potter and Patrick Durkin | The Australian Financial Review | 30th November 2016 Report in the Australian Financial Review of 30th November 2016 of my comments at a Melbourne Economic Forum, querying the popular notion that there is something inherently more worthy about jobs in manufacturing than other types of jobs, and arguing that […]


Interview with ABC Radio National Breakfast’s Fran Kelly on Housing affordability

Housing, News | 25th October 2016

Fran Kelly | ABC Radio National Breakfast | 25th October 2016 The federal government has avoided politically contentious measures to curb investor demand in trying to improve housing affordability, with Treasurer Scott Morrison calling for a focus on increasing the supply of housing instead to try to rein in housing prices.


Tasmania’s three Ps a logical place to start

News, Tasmania | 19th October 2016

Preview of the Tasmania Report 2016, published in the Burnie (North-West Coast) Advocate newspaper, 19th October 2016


Tasmanian economist Saul Eslake releases submission on Australian Council for Educational Research review of years 9 to 12

News | 4th October 2016

Michelle Wisbey | The Examiner | 4th October 2016 Saul Eslake says the strong link between educational attainment and economic outcomes is something we cannot ignore. The Tasmanian economist made the comments in a submission to the Australian Council for Educational Research’s review of years 9 to 12 in the state. In July, Education Minister […]


Good on you

News | 3rd September 2016

Good on you | The Economist | 3rd September 2016 Australia has weathered the China slowdown and commodities slump well. What has it done right? “With the exception of China itself, no country has benefited more from China’s rapid growth and industrialization than Australia”Saul EslakeTHE last time Australia was in recession, Mikhail Gorbachev led the […]


Darkside of the boom: four reasons lower home ownership is a big worry

News | 24th July 2016

Matt Wade | Sydney Morning Herald | 24th July 2016 The sharp decline in home ownership rates will have far reaching consequences. The latest instalment of the respected Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (known as HILDA), released on Wednesday, showed the most pronounced slump has been in the states that host our […]


The implications of the ‘Brexit’ vote 24th June 2016

News | 24th June 2016

Ticky Fullerton | ABC Lateline | 10th May 2016 Ticky Fullerton speaks with Saul Eslake and asks what impact the Brexit will have on the Australian economy and its markets. Transcript TICKY FULLERTON, PRESENTER: So what does a Brexit mean for Australia’s financial markets and trade relationships and will it have an impact on our […]


Debate: Saul Eslake and Sinclair Davidson

News | 10th May 2016

Emma Alberici | ABC Lateline | 10th May 2016 EMMA ALBERICI: A short time ago I was joined by independent economist Saul Eslake from Hobart; and in Melbourne, Sinclair Davidson, professor of institutional economics at RMIT University and a senior research fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs.Gentlemen, welcome. SINCLAIR DAVIDSON, PROF., RMIT UNIVERSITY: Thank […]


PREMIUM ACCESS


WEEKLY CHART PACK


Each weekend since mid-April 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
31st October 2020


CORONAVIRUS IMPACT CHART PACK 2020-10-31

"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 you 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 you 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


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COMING UP

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DEC

7th

State of the Nation

Presentation to the Governance Institute of Australia Virtual National Conference 2020

8:55 am

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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