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’

Housing


Housing is one of the most important things in people’s lives, whether they own the dwelling in which they live, or rent it – and if they own other property as an investment. And as we saw in the lead-up to, and during, the global financial crisis, what happens in housing markets can be enormously important to the stability of the financial system, and to the health or otherwise of the economy.


‘No Place Like Home’

Housing | 23rd March 2017

The impact of declining rates of home ownership on the adequacy of Australia’s retirement income systems. Report prepared for the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, published on 23rdMarch 2017   Presentation to Conference of Major Super Funds, Gold Coast, Queensland, 23rd March 2017 OLIVER FRANKEL. Saul Eslake’s well timed warnings help inform the housing affordability […]


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.


The case for reducing the capital gain tax discount

Housing, Publications, Taxation | 7th June 2016

Article originally published in ‘Around the House’, the newsletter of Shelter NSW, a housing advocacy group, in June 2016


The housing affordability trap • Inside Story

Housing, Publications | 12th May 2016

Saul Eslake | Inside Story | 12th May 2016 Falling home ownership rates are bad for households and bad for the economy, writes Saul Eslake. Governments are starting to respond, but much more can be done“A home of one’s own” – often described as the Great Australian Dream – is not a uniquely Australian aspiration, but for […]


A Bi-Partisan Agenda for Affordable Housing

Housing | 8th April 2016

Presentation to the ‘Future of Housing’ conference co-hosted by the Brisbane Development Association and the Future Housing Task Force, Brisbane, 15th April 2016


Negative gearing simply a form of ‘tax avoidance’

Housing, Publications, Taxation | 31st March 2016

Saul Eslake | The New Daily | 23rd March 2016 In a recent interview with the ABC’s Leigh Sales, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defended negative gearing as “income tax 101”, by which he went on to explain as “a fundamental principle of tax law and has been forever that you can deduct from your income the […]


Labor’s negative gearing aims echo Coalition housing changes

Housing, Publications, Taxation | 23rd March 2016

Saul Eslake | The New Daily | 23rd March 2016 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been vocal in decrying the Labor Opposition’s plans to restrict negative gearing to investors buying new properties, claiming it will lead to a crash in the price of existing housing. But the evidence is against this hypothesis. Over the last five […]


EVENTS

Saul Eslake online presentation
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“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.”

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“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.”

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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.

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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
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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.

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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 2020-08-01

Coronavirus Impact Chart Pack 2020-07-24

Coronavirus Impact Chart Pack 2020-07-18

Coronavirus Impact Chart Pack 2020-07-11

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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”
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