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Commentary
Yes, we can spend our way to recovery if we are careful
Australia has rightly lost its fear of big deficits. But we must walk back debt in lockstep with private sector expansion. Originally published in The Australian Financial Review.
Commentary
Australia's economic centre has shifted from Sydney to Canberra
Originally published in The Canberra Times.
Commentary
Vital trade lessons from China’s failed attempt at coercion
Originally published in The Australian. 
Lowy Institute Conversations: John Edwards and Jennifer Hewett on Australia’s economy after COVID-19
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: John Edwards and Jennifer Hewett on Australia’s economy after COVID-19
In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Roland Rajah, Lowy Institute lead economist, sits down with Dr John Edwards and Jennifer Hewitt to discuss Australia’s economy…
Commentary
Southeast Asia’s post-pandemic recovery outlook
Originally published on Brooking's Order From Chaos blog.
Commentary
Blame austerity, not the RBA for post-GFC slow growth
Ross Garnaut is wrong to fault the Reserve Bank for not cutting rates during the ‘Dog Days’ of 2013-2019. The real culprit was elsewhere. Originally published in the Australian…
Commentary
If money is practically free, why is nobody investing it?
Negative interest rates won’t help when it is clear that there are other reasons entrepreneurs have lost their mojo. Originally published in The Australian Financial Review.
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…
China and the Rules‑Based Order
Interactives
China and the Rules‑Based Order
Seven experts debate China’s approach to the rules‑based international order