Australia's place in the world - research report

Australia's place in the world - research report

Nov 21
CEDA will release a research report in November 2017 which will consider the economic effects felt in Australia from policy decisions that emerge from geopolitical events.


Professor Richard Pomfret, Professor of Economics, The University of Adelaide
Alan Oxley, Chair, APEC Study Centre, RMIT University

Event overview

Do political events in Europe, military tensions in Asia, and policies pursued by the Trump administration herald change in the global economy?

Are the norms, standards and institutions that Australia relies on to maintain global relations under challenge?  

CEDA's latest research will consider Australia's place in the world with respect to the global economy, global security and global governance with this event focusing on the global economy. All event attendees will receive a copy of this CEDA research report.

Meet the speakers

Professor Richard Pomfret
Professor of Economics, The University of Adelaide

Richard Pomfret has been Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide since 1992 and is Jean Monnet Chair on the Economics of European Integration for 2017-20. Before moving to Adelaide, he was Professor of Economics at the Johns Hopkins University. In 1993, he was seconded to the United Nations, serving as adviser to the governments of newly independent Central Asian countries, and he has also acted as a consultant to the World Bank, UNDP, OECD and Asian Development Bank.

Alan Oxley
Chair, APEC Study Centre, RMIT University

Alan Oxley is Principal of ITS Global, international trade and policy consultants, Chair of the APEC Study Centre at RMIT University. Before establishing his consultancy in 1990, Mr Oxley was a career diplomat. He represented Australia in Singapore, at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva. He transferred to the Trade Department in 1985 and served as Australian Ambassador to the GATT, the predecessor of the World Trade Organization, until 1989. He was the first Australian to serve as GATT Chairman, and has expertise in all areas of international trade from agriculture to services, intellectual property to government procurement, and in particular provisions of international trade agreements.

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