Alyssa Leng is a Research Fellow and Economist in the Power and Diplomacy program at the Lowy Institute. Her research focuses on economic growth and development, particularly in Southeast Asia, as well as geo-economics. Alyssa produces data-driven projects and analyses, including the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index and the COVID Performance Index.
Before joining the Institute, Alyssa worked on Australia's economic policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic and infrastructure policy at the Australian Treasury. She has also worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.