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Shiro Armstrong

Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre; Director, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research; and Associate Professor, Crawford School


BEcon (ANU), BActS (ANU), MA (IDEC, ANU), PhD (ANU)

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Shiro Armstrong is an economist and Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre, Editor of the East Asia Forum, Director of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and Research Associate at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at the Columbia Business School.

Shiro is a Visiting Scholar at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and in a Visiting Associate Professor at Keio University. He is recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award for Public Policy and Outreach and twice the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Service Quality.

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PhD students

  • Yuma Osaki
  • Stewart Nixon
  • Susan Travis
  • Rebecca Mendelsohn
  • Daulet Taimagambet
  • Barli Suryanta (completed)
  • Paul Hubbard (completed)
  • Adam Triggs (completed)
  • Buavanh Vilavong (completed)
  • Jiao Wang (completed)
  • Luke Hurst (completed)
  • Ben Ascione (completed)

Research interests

  • Sino-Japan economic and political relations
  • East Asian economic integration
  • International trade and foreign direct investment
  • East Asian economies


Issues in Japanese Policy POGO8220 (Semester 2 intensive course)

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