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’

The Australian Economy


Australia hasn’t had a recession – in the widely used sense of two or more consecutive quarters of negative real GDP growth – since 1991. Since then, Australia’s ranking among nations in terms of per capita GDP has risen from 22nd to, in the last four years, either 12th or 13th, behind only the United States, Norway, Switzerland and a number of other smaller states which are predominantly either oil producers or financial centres. Australia’s economic performance reflects a combination of luck and management – the relative importance and quality of which have varied significantly from time to time. Monitoring the performance of and analysing the prospects for the Australian economy has been the major part of my ‘day job’ since I completed my university degree in 1979.

The Australian resources boom and its aftermath – Review of ‘Balancing Act’ by George Megalogenis

Economic Policies, Publications, The Australian Economy | 15th June 2016

Saul Eslake | Quarterly Essay | Issue No 16 2016 In reply to George Megalogenis’s Quarterly Essay, Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal. George Megalogenis writes about today’s economy with a grasp of the broad sweep of Australian history and an awareness of the social consequences of economic performance and policy – attributes which have been […]


The Changing Structure of Economic Activity and Employment in Queensland

The Australian Economy | 26th April 2016

Presentation to a ‘Queensland Jobs Summit’ hosted by the Australia Institute and the University of Queensland in Brisbane on 26th April 2016


Australia’s Economic Horizon

The Australian Economy | 1st March 2016

Presentation to the 2016 ABARES Outlook Conference in Canberra, on 1st March 2016


Disruptive Economic Forces

The Australian Economy | 6th November 2015

Presentation to the Queensland Division of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)’s Annual Developers’ Conference at Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, 6th November 2015


An Australian Recession: Possible, but not Probable

The Australian Economy | 19th August 2015

Presentation to the Portfolio Construction Forum’s 2015 Conference, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, 19th August 2015


The future of manufacturing isn’t in a return to the past

The Australian Economy | 15th August 2015

Article published in ‘Management Today’, the magazine of the Australian Institute of Management, August 2015


The ‘Asian Century’ – Implications for Australia and for Melbourne

Australian Society and Politics, The Australian Economy | 26th October 2012

Address to the Metro Planning Strategy Joint Industry Symposium, Melbourne, 26th October 2012


The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Australian Economy

The Australian Economy | 3rd June 2009

Presentation to the Queensland CFO Summit, Brisbane, 3rd June 2009




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