Australian trade, investment & economy

Economic diplomacy: The Pacific beats ASEAN for nervous investors
Economic diplomacy: The Pacific beats ASEAN for nervous investors
Sticky money As the new Labor government oscillates between promoting investment in Southeast Asia to deepen security ties and trying to keep the Pacific family together in the…
Commentary
Why our economy can afford to stand up to China with Belt and Road veto
Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald. 
Lowy Institute Conversations: John Edwards and Jennifer Hewett on Australia’s economy after COVID-19
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: John Edwards and Jennifer Hewett on Australia’s economy after COVID-19
In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Roland Rajah, Lowy Institute lead economist, sits down with Dr John Edwards and Jennifer Hewitt to discuss Australia’s economy…
Managing Chinese economic risks means more than diversification
Managing Chinese economic risks means more than diversification
There is growing support for diversifying Australia’s economic ties with China in order to reduce the risks of economic coercion. The main bilateral economic ties are through…
Economic diplomacy: ASEAN trade, BRI deals and ageing Asia
Economic diplomacy: ASEAN trade, BRI deals and ageing Asia
When the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry surveyed its members last year about their use of trade agreements, the ASEAN-Australia New Zealand Free Trade Agreement…
Economic diplomacy brief: Intelligence Review, econocrats back RCEP, in thrall to China and more
Economic diplomacy brief: Intelligence Review, econocrats back RCEP, in thrall to China and more
Spooky business The 1980s Hope inquiry first put economics on the agenda of Australian intelligence analysis but the latest Intelligence Review has taken this connection much…
Trans-Pacific Partnership in doubt, but does it matter?
The Peterson Institute in Washington has published a report on the international trade policies enunciated by the two US presidential candidates during their campaigns. Its…
Commentary
Australia needs better foreign investment rules
  Originally published in the Nikkei Report.Stephen Grenville
Why DFAT is wrong on the opportunity cost of FTAs
Last month the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) secretary, Peter Varghese, had this to say about Australia’s participation in the global movement toward preferential…
Douglass North and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Now that the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have been agreed, the participant countries have to decide whether to ratify the deal. In assessing the benefits, where…