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’

Australian Society and Politics


You can’t think (or write, or speak) about an economy without also having a sense of the broader social and economic framework in which it operates. I try very hard to avoid partisan political commentary, but I do sometimes feel moved to write or talk about social or political developments.

‘Sovereign Risk’ and the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine in Queensland

Australian Society and Politics | 21st May 2018

A paper commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation, asking whether a decision by a future Australian Government to halt the proposed Carmichael (Adani) coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin would constitute ‘sovereign risk’ and put Australia’s AAA credit rating at risk, or would otherwise undermine Australia’s capacity to attract foreign investment


Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Review of Horizontal Fiscal Equalization

Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies | 10th November 2017

The Productivity Commission (PC) is conducting a review of the way in which the revenue from Australia’s goods and services tax (GST) is shared among Australia’s States and Territories, with a view to evening out their capacity to provide a similar range and standard of public services to their citizens, having regard both to differences […]


Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on the GST revenue distribution formula

Australian Society and Politics, News | 10th October 2017

Brian Carlton | Tasmania Talks | 10th October 2017 Interview with Northern Tasmania commercial radio’s Brian Carlton on the Productivity Commission’s draft report into the distribution of revenue from the GST among Australia’s State and Territory Governments (otherwise known as ‘horizontal fiscal equalization’), 10th October 2017 A productivity commission report has recommended that changes be […]


Inequality, Inefficiency and Australia’s System of ‘Horizontal Fiscal Equalization’

Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies | 29th August 2017

Keynote address to a Workshop on Federal Relations and Tax Reform hosted by the University of Adelaide’s School of Economics, in Adelaide on 29th August.


Ethical Conversations – a Challenge for Boards?

Australian Society and Politics, Tasmania | 9th February 2017

Keynote address to a forum for public sector board members, hosted by the Integrity Commission of Tasmania


Financial Inclusion, Women and the Economy

Australian Society and Politics | 25th November 2016

Address to Good Shepherd Micro-Finance’s ‘Resilient Women’ Summit, 25th November 2016


The Role of Audit Commissions

Australian Society and Politics | 3rd February 2014

Notes for a talk at the launch of ‘Reviewing the Reviewers’ by Scott Prasser and Kate Jones, Carlton, 3rd February 2014


The Meaning of ‘Thank you for your patience’­

Australian Society and Politics, Publications | 18th June 2013

Article published in “Management Today” (the monthly journal of the Australian Institute of Management), June 2013


EVENTS

Saul Eslake online presentation
“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, June 2020. 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, August 2020.


“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, July 2020. 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, July 2020.


“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, July 2020.


online events @ saul-eslake.com


SEP

7th

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Global and Australian economies

Saul’s online seminar focusing on the Global and Australian economies.
Join Saul Eslake from the comfort of your device anywhere in the world.

1.00 pm AEST
11:00 am Hong Kong | 8:00 pm Los Angeles
$39.99 AUD
Early Bird $29.99 - code: AUG-2020 valid until 31 AUG 2020.

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OCT

7th

Assessment of the 2020-21 Australian Federal Budget

Saul’s assessment of the 2020-21 Australian Federal Budget. Join Saul Eslake from the comfort of your device anywhere in the world.

1.00 pm AEST
10:00 am Hong Kong | 7:00 pm Los Angeles
$39.99
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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.

1.00 pm AEST
10:00 am Hong Kong | 7:00 pm Los Angeles
$39.99
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WEEKLY CHART PACK

Coronavirus Impact 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, 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.

Coronavirus Impact Chart Pack 2020-08-08



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The Impact of Covid-19 to the Global and Australian economies, 29 July 2020
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TESTIMONIALS

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“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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