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The International Economics Program

The International Economics Program

The International Economics program aims to explain developments in the international economy, and influence policy. It does so by undertaking independent analytical research.

The International Economics program contributes to the Lowy Institute’s core publications: policy briefs and policy analyses. For example, the program contributed the Lowy Institute Paper, John Edwards’ Beyond the Boom, which argued that Australia’s transition away from the commodities boom will be quite smooth.

 
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Upgrading Cambodia’s Economic Model for a Post-COVID-19 World
Commentary
Upgrading Cambodia’s Economic Model for a Post-COVID-19 World
Published by the Cambodia Annual Outlook Conference ↗
Five reasons Australia should establish a Development Finance Institution
Five reasons Australia should establish a Development Finance Institution
The Australian government has recently announced a Development Finance Review. One big idea actively under consideration is establishing an Australian development finance…
Does Southeast Asia need a new development model?
Interactives
Does Southeast Asia need a new development model?
A Lowy Institute debate, with contributions from leading Southeast Asian experts.
India’s economy after Covid
India’s economy after Covid
One cost of the past two years of limited air travel is that it became too easy to lose touch with what was really happening in other countries. Having not returned in a number of…
Is the East Asian growth and development superhighway closing? So what?
Commentary
Is the East Asian growth and development superhighway closing? So what?
Published by the Development Intelligence Lab ↗
Worries about China's economic power are overdone
Commentary
Worries about China's economic power are overdone
Core realities suggest that it will never establish a meaningful lead over the West. Originally published in Nikkei Asia.
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.
Sanctions bite – but how dangerously?
Sanctions bite – but how dangerously?
Though not without precedent against lesser rivals, the decision to impose severe financial sanctions against a major economy – and a nuclear-armed great power – has been a…
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.
Australian election 2022: Big businesses, small productivity gains
Commentary
Australian election 2022: Big businesses, small productivity gains
Originally published in The Canberra Times.
Australian Financial Review
5 December 2022
Australian Associated Press
1 November 2022
The Saturday Paper
5 November 2022
Associated Press
31 October 2022
Australian Associated Press
31 October 2022
The Australian Financial Review
31 October 2022
Agence France-Presse
31 October 2022
The National (PNG)
20 October 2022