Politics and economics in Asia and the Pacific; Aid and international development policy.
Alexandre Dayant is a senior economist and Deputy Director of the Indo-Pacific Development Centre, a dedicated policy research centre within the Lowy Institute. The Centre is committed to producing fresh policy insights and ideas on the most pressing economic development challenges facing the Indo-Pacific region — principally focusing on the emerging and developing economies of Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands and South Asia.
Alexandre directs the Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map project, which provides the world’s most comprehensive data tracking of all official aid and other development finance flows to the Pacific Islands. He is also leading a related forthcoming project focused on official development finance in Southeast Asia.
His interests are in aid and development finance, and geoeconomics. He writes on Australian foreign policy, development issues, the Pacific Island countries and Europe. He has presented his work across the South Pacific, the United States and Asia, and has notably been invited to testify in front of the United States Congress and the French National Assembly.
Prior to joining the Institute in 2017, Alexandre worked as a management consultant for PwC in Mexico. He has a master’s degree in International and Development Economics from the Australian National University and a master’s degree in Econometrics from La Sorbonne, Paris. Alexandre speaks fluent French, English and Spanish.