The Nobel Prize winning economist James Tobin once said that the study of economics “offered the hope, as it still does, that improved understanding could better the lot of mankind”. One of the ways in which it does this is through the implementation of economic policy that helps to ameliorate boom-and-bust cycles, reduces unemployment, contains inflation or lifts people’s living standards in sustainable ways.
A wide-ranging conversation on economic policy, housing policy, taxation reform, security and being an economistEconomic Policies, News, Profile | 13th August 2013
Michael Short | The Zone | 13th Aug 2013 ‘Interview with Michael Short, opinion page editor of the Melbourne Age newspaper, published in his column ‘The Zone’ Michael Short: Saul Eslake, welcome to The Zone. Thank you for your time. You have been one of Australia’s leading economists and public policy analysts for a quarter […]
Debate about banks’ lending rates misses the pointEconomic Policies, Publications | 3rd November 2010
Article published in the Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers, 3rd November 2010
Labour Market Flexibility and Australia’s Experience of the Global Financial CrisisEconomic Policies, Labour Market | 15th November 2009
Paper prepared by Saul Eslake, Program Director – Productivity Growth The Grattan Institute, 15th November 2009