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    The race for Raqqa

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  • 01 Mar 2017 16:53

    Australia's F-35s: The beginning of a 5th generation RAAF

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  • 01 Mar 2017 13:44

    Welcome to the post-American era

    America is transitioning from an indispensable nation, the guarantor of the global rules-based order, to a normal great power.

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People | contributor Leon Berkelmans
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Areas of ExpertiseCentral Banking; Economic Growth; Business Cycles

Dr Leon Berkelmans was formerly the Director of the International Economy Program and the G20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute. Before joining the Institute, Leon was a Senior Manager at the Reserve Bank of Australia, where he worked on the Chinese and Indian economies, investment, trade, and financial markets. Prior to the RBA, Leon worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C., where his main responsibilities were macro-econometric modelling of the United States economy. Leon has also spent time working in Kenya, evaluating the efficacy of different methods of giving aid, and has also worked as an economic consultant at the Centre for International Economics. Leon has a PhD in economics from Harvard University. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Australian National University, with a year on exchange to Oxford University.