Peter Drysdale

Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia & the Pacific

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Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale is widely acknowledged as the intellectual architect of APEC. He was founding head of the Australia-Japan Research Centre. He is the author of a large 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, the Japan Foundation Prize, the Asian Cosmopolitan Prize and an Honorary Doctor of Letters, from the Australian National University. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1985 and an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2016. He is presently Co-Editor of East Asia Forum and Head of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and the South Asia Bureau of Economic Research. In 2011-12, he served on the Advisory and Cabinet Committee of the Australian Government's White Paper on Australia’s in the Asian Century. In 2015 and 2016, was the Australian Chair, together with Zhang Xiaoqiang of the China Center of International Economic Exchanges of China, of a major Australia-China Joint Economic Report on the economic relationship between Australia and China.

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