SAUL ESLAKE

Economist

SAUL ESLAKE

‘Welcome to my website …
I’m an independent economist, speaker, company director
and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania’

Publications


Here you can find articles or essays which I have written and which have been published elsewhere

Victoria heavy-handed on COVID fines: Eslake

News, Publications | 1st October 2020

The Australian, 30th September 2020


The tax system should preference new businesses, not small ones

News, Publications, Taxation | 29th September 2020

Article in The New Daily, a news site owned by industry superannuation funds, 29th September 2020.


Tasmania’s tax system is broken: here are three ways to fix it

Economic Policies, Publications, The Australian Economy | 15th September 2020

Saul Eslake | The Conversation | 15th September 2020


Shift economic policy from survival towards growth and rebuilding

Economic Policies, Publications | 1st September 2020

Interview published in Governance Directions, the magazine of the Governance Institute of Australia (which is the professional association in Australia for company secretaries, risk managers and other governance professionals)  


Factors behind last week’s turbulence on stock markets

Publications, The Global Economy | 15th October 2018

Article published by Inside Story on Monday 15th October 2018


The global financial crisis – a decade on

Publications | 25th September 2018

Reflections on the global financial crisis (what was I doing – what was I thinking?) a decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers – originally published by FIIG’s The Wire blog on 25th September 2018.


Review of the Parliamentary Budget Office’s latest medium-term budget projections

Economic Policies, News, Publications | 6th September 2018

Commentary published by The Conversation website on 6th September 2018 https://theconversation.com/morrisons-return-to-surplus-built-on-the-back-of-higher-tax-parliamentary-budget-office-102712


The Australian Government’s ‘backflip’ on raising the pension age to 70

Economic Policies, News, Publications | 5th September 2018

Commentary published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 5th September


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 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


“100 slides in 1 hour!! While very comprehensive you do not make everyday people, such as myself, feels clueless, out of depth or bored. You have an amazing ability to project the same energy and intensity from your desk as if you were standing on stage. These qualities make you standout from the rest.”

“anonymous” audience member


online events @ saul-eslake.com


OCT

7th

Assessment of the 2020-21 Australian Federal Budget

The theme of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s first budget – way back in April last year – was “back in black”: it was meant to deliver Australia’s first budget surplus since before the global financial crisis. His second budget – to be delivered on Tuesday 6th October – will instead include Australia’s largest budget deficit since […]

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OCT

28th

Preview of the US Presidential and Congressional elections

Saul’s preview of the US Presidential and Congressional elections. Join Saul Eslake from the comfort of your device anywhere in the world.

9:00 pm AEDT
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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
26th September 2020

Saul Eslake: What's new? Weekly Chart Pack Summary 2020-09-26

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT CHART PACK 2020-09-26

"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

COMING UP

Up Coming Speaking Engagements


DEC

7th

State of the Nation

Presentation to the Governance Institute of Australia Virtual National Conference 2020

08.55 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

“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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