Alyssa Leng is a Research Associate in the Power and Diplomacy program at the Lowy Institute. Alyssa works primarily on the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index, a data-driven project launched by the Institute in 2018 to map the changing distribution of power in the region. Her other research interests include international macroeconomics and Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia and Indonesia.
Before joining the Institute, Alyssa worked on Australia's economic policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic and infrastructure policy at the Australian Treasury. Alyssa has also worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.