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Asian Economies

Asia accounts for 52% of the world’s population and (as of 2016) 39% of the world’s GDP. By the end of the decade Asia will account for 42% of the world’s GDP. Asia takes almost three-quarters of Australia’s exports of goods and services and supplies more than half of Australia’s imports. You simply can’t understand Australia’s long-term economic prospects without a good understanding of what’s happening in the major Asian economies.

South East Asia

Asian Economies | 11th July 2018

Presentation to the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists, New York, 10th July 2018

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative and its implications for Australia

Asian Economies | 18th June 2017

Paper presented to the Australia-China Annual Think Tank Economic Dialogue, hosted by the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC) and the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney, in Beijing on 18th June 2017

Asia excluding China and Japan

Asian Economies | 6th July 2016

Presentation to International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists, Tokyo, 6 July 2016

India’s Economic Development and the Australia-India Relationship

Asian Economies | 4th April 2013

The 2013 International House Oration, given at International House, part of the University of Melbourne, on 4th April 2013

Outlook for Asian economies

Asian Economies | 1st July 2009

Presentation to the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists (ICCBE) in Munich, Germany, 1st July 2009

China and the New Economic Order

Asian Economies | 17th June 2009

Festival of Ideas, Melbourne, 17th June 2009

Outlook for Asian economies

Asian Economies | 4th July 2007

Presentation to the International Conference of Commercial Bank Economists (ICCBE) in Madrid, Spain, 4th  July 2007

Patterns in Investment Flows

Asian Economies | 12th December 2006

Talk to a conference organized by the Australian APEC Study Centre at Monash University, 12th December 2006


Excerpts from some recent presentations


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