EAF articles

  • G20 should facilitate international cooperation on climate change

    Date: 21st July 2014

    Author: Ross Garnaut, University of Melbourne

  • G20 must shape a new world trade regime

    Date: 17th July 2014

    Authors: Mari Pangestu and David Nellor, Indonesia

    Over the past decade global trade and investment discussions have moved far away from the formal global trade regime. The multilateral system has been mired in the Doha Development Round — defined by a single undertaking and a fixed agenda that is increasingly out-of-date. In the meantime, most countries have devoted their energies to regional trade and investment discussions.

  • China and the future of Asia Pacific trade

    Date: 20th January 2014

    Author: Peter Drysdale, Editor, East Asia Forum

  • Averting economic cold war

    Date: 19th January 2014

    Author: Yiping Huang, Peking University and ANU

    When the first G20 summit was held at the end of 2008 in Washington DC, many believed that the time had finally come for developed and developing countries to work together to reconfigure the international economic architecture. Some even suggested that the US and China formally adopt the G2 mechanism to jointly manage global affairs.

  • Five years after the global crisis, the world is no safer

    Date: 15th November 2013

    Author: Pradumna B. Rana, RSIS

  • Can Japan lift its economic growth trajectory?

    Date: 14th October 2013

    Author: Peter Drysdale, Editor, East Asia Forum

    There is a glimmer of hope — with the advent of Abenomics — that Japan might be on the cusp of lifting its economic growth and cheating the demographic fate of its shrinking working population.

  • Asia gets on with it while America’s out of play

    Date: 7th October 2013

    Author: Peter Drysdale, Editor, East Asia Forum

  • Indonesia connects APEC to regional ambitions

    Date: 6th October 2013

    Author: Shiro Armstrong, ANU

    Indonesia wraps up its hosting of APEC in Bali this week. The last time Indonesia hosted APEC was in Bogor in 1994 from which APEC was given the vision that has guided its work and progress to date, the Bogor goals of free and open trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific by 2010 for industrialised economies and 2020 for developing economies.

  • Asian trade strategies

    Date: 29th September 2013

    Author: Peter Drysdale, ANU

    From Japan to China across ASEAN to India, Asia is collectively in need of a new round of economic and trade reform to fulfil its expectations of development. Australia’s Asian strategies need to be now carefully tuned and calibrated to that reality.

  • When money’s cheap, reform matters

    Date: 27th September 2013

    Author: Maria Monica Wihardja

    Central bankers in every emerging-market economy want to know one thing: how exactly does the US Federal Reserve plan to ‘exit’ from its unconventional monetary policy, known as ‘quantitative easing 3’ (QE3)?