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Saul Eslake


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06 Jun 2017

Has poverty declined or deepened in recent decades? Is inequality growing worldwide, and within most countries? Is Australia doing enough to help lift incomes and reduce inequality around the world?

The charts in this gallery – from a presentation I made at a reception for Oxfam...

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23 Mar 2017

Australia’s retirement income system has long implicitly taken it for granted that the vast majority of retired people will have very low housing costs – in turn reflecting a presumption that most of them will own their own homes, and will have fully paid down any mortgage debt taken on in order...

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14 Dec 2016

It is with great pleasure and pride that I introduce this second TCCI Tasmania Report to you. It is remarkable both in the quality of the data and the themes identified as well as the unique partnership that makes the funding of the report possible. The idea that the TCCI and TasCOSS together...

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12 May 2016

Falling home ownership rates are bad for households and bad for the economy. 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 decades it...

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26 Sep 2011

An assessment of Australia's the strengths and weaknesses of taxation system.

Adam Smith said that a good taxation system should be equitable between taxpayers, certain in its impact on each of them, simple to comply with and parsimonious in its administration costs. Sadly,...

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26 Sep 2011

Australia's mining boom heralds an unprecedented opportunity to establish a sovereign wealth fund that can be used to help eliminate indigenous disadvantage.

Australia is experiencing what may be the largest and longest commodities boom in its history. Through a sovereign...

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18 Aug 2011

Australian workers increased their productivity far less in the past decade than in the previous one.

They are also increasingly less productive than workers in most comparable countries. Since rising productivity is vital to a strong economy, the problem is serious, even...

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07 Jul 2011

Saul Eslake ponders Tony Abbott's distrust of economists in Online Opinion.

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I attended a conference of economists from around the world in Amsterdam last month at which, during one of many discussions about the handling of the Greek...

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10 May 2010

Three leading economists discussed the evidence for how education quality drives economic growth.

They also reviewed the evidence that the most important policy interventions are to improve teacher quality rather than school building improvements or class size reductions....

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24 Sep 2009

The objective of avoiding another substantial crisis will not be well served by attempts to use the current one in order to supplant one ideology with another argues Saul Eslake.

The global financial crisis has some parallels with the financial meltdown that preceded the...

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