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Peter Drysdale

Emeritus Professor


M, BA (UNE), PhD (ANU)

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 6125 5539

Room: Old Canberra House (OCH) 3.69

Peter Drysdale is Emeritus Professor of Economics and the Head of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and East Asia Forum at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He is widely recognised as the leading intellectual architect of APEC. He is the author of a number of books and papers on international trade and economic policy in East Asia and the Pacific, including his prize-winning book, International Economic Pluralism: Economic Policy in East Asia and the Pacific. He is recipient of the Asia Pacific Prize, the Weary Dunlop Award, the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun with Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon, the Australian Centenary Medal and he is a member of the Order of Australia.

Current projects

  • Chinese outward investment
  • East Asia Forum
  • Regional cooperation and economic policy in East Asia and South Asia

Research interests

  • Asia Pacific economic integration
  • International trade and economic policy
  • Japanese economy and economic policy
  • Foreign direct investment
  • East Asia’s and China’s trade and transformation


  • The Asia Pacific Economies (taught at Australia Asia Management Centre)
  • Japanese Economy and Economic Policy (ECON 8002/8008)
  • Issues in Economic Development: Asia Pacific Economies and Government(IDEC8003)

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