Alyssa Leng is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre within the Australian National University. Alyssa was previously a Research Fellow and Economist in the Power and Diplomacy program at the Lowy Institute, where her research focused on economic growth and development, as well as geo-economics. Alyssa's work included major data-driven projects and analyses such as the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index.
Before joining the Institute, Alyssa worked on Australia's economic policy response to the Covid-19 pandemic and infrastructure policy at the Australian Treasury. She has also worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.
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