Alyssa Leng

Alyssa Leng
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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. 

Revising down the rise of China
Analyses
Revising down the rise of China
Despite being on track to become the world’s largest economy, China will struggle to avoid a future of significantly slower long-term growth.
Towards a Better Vaccine Diplomacy
Commentary
Towards a Better Vaccine Diplomacy
If vaccine diplomacy is the new great game, it is being played wrong by all sides, with the risk that no one will be left a winner. Originally published in The Diplomat.
Covid in Asia: the immediate payoff of donating vaccines
Covid in Asia: the immediate payoff of donating vaccines
The latest Lowy Institute Asia Power Index affirms that goodwill goes to the generous.
Asia Power Index 2021
Interactives
Asia Power Index 2021
The annual Asia Power Index measures resources and influence to assess the relative power of states in Asia. It is an analytical tool that ranks 26 countries and territories in…
Assessing Australia’s role in global vaccine equity
Assessing Australia’s role in global vaccine equity
Australia has been more generous than most but as geopolitical as China.
Malaysia’s political turmoil has an economic cost
Malaysia’s political turmoil has an economic cost
With parliament suspended and a pandemic-induced shock, necessary and serious reform seems a long way off.
Looking for the keys to Covid “success”
Looking for the keys to Covid “success”
With more than 2 million deaths globally, it’s clear that most nations have outdone each other only in underperforming.
Commentary
Domestic reform key to India’s rise
The geoeconomic benefits of working towards more robust growth, both now and in the future, are multiple. Originally published by the Observer Research Foundation.
Favourites of 2020: Minister of Finance Incorporated
Favourites of 2020: Minister of Finance Incorporated
To grasp Malaysia’s infamous 1MDB scandal means understanding the elaborate ecosystem of government-linked companies.
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