Peter Drysdale is Emeritus Professor of Economics, Head of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and Editor-in-Chief of East Asia Forum in the Crawford School of Public Policy.

Professor Drysdale is widely acknowledged as the intellectual architect of APEC. He is the author of a large number of books and papers on East Asian and Pacific economic cooperation and international trade and economic policy, including the prize-winning International Economic Pluralism: Economic Policy in East Asia and the Pacific. He is recipient of the Asia Pacific Prize, the Cosmopolitan Prize, the Weary Dunlop Award, the Order of the Rising Sun, the Australian Centenary Medal, and the Order of Australia.

Fields of expertise



Pandemic plan shot in the arm Australia-China relations need

Working together to solve the global health and economic challenges caused by COVID-19 could act as a “circuit…

12 November 2020


Chinese investment in Australia plummets to $2.5 billion

Chinese investment in Australia dropped by over 47 per cent, from $4.8 billion in 2018 to $2.5 billion…

14 September 2020


Asian plan to help world recover from COVID-19

Prominent former senior government officials and leading academics are calling for Asian nations to work together in order…

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