Alyssa Leng

Alyssa Leng
Biography
Publications

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. 

2020 Asia Power Index Key Findings Report
Analyses
2020 Asia Power Index Key Findings Report
The annual Asia Power Index — launched by the Lowy Institute in 2018 — measures resources and influence to rank the relative power of states in Asia. The project maps out the…
Power in Asia in five charts
Power in Asia in five charts
With so much focus on US-China competition, it’s crucial to remember there are 24 other players in the regional game.
The Najib verdict and the test of Malaysia’s institutions
The Najib verdict and the test of Malaysia’s institutions
Tough punishment will be a deterrent only if paired with a credible threat of prosecution and impartial judgement.
Emerging From COVID: Policy Responses To The Pandemic
Interactives
Emerging From COVID: Policy Responses To The Pandemic
In this new feature, Lowy Institute experts provide policy recommendations for Australia to address issues that are critical to our nation’s — and the world’s —…
Chart of the week: Global trade through a US-China lens
Chart of the week: Global trade through a US-China lens
Two thirds of the world trade more goods with China than with the US.
Jokowi’s curious plan for Indonesia’s capital
Jokowi’s curious plan for Indonesia’s capital
The Indonesian president’s scheme to move the capital won’t fix Jakarta – or the government.
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