The School of Economics has a long tradition of research on economic development. Geographical specializations are reflected in the separate programs on China and on Indonesia. Since the early 1990s associates of the CIES have also had a strong research interest in the formerly centrally planned economies of Asia in Indochina, Mongolia and Central Asia.
Subject interests mirror the school's strengths in international economics, with particular emphasis on trade policies and on natural resources, and energy economics in the case of Central Asia.
The Program Leader is Richard Pomfret, Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide and Research Associate, CIES. Comments about the program are welcome, as are possibilities for research collaboration. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CIES researchers on Central Asia collaborate with the Joint Center www.silkroadstudies.org of the Johns Hopkins University Central Asia - Caucasus Institute www.sais-jhu.edu/centers/caci/index.htm in Washington DC and the Institute for Security & Development Policy www.isdp.eu in Stockholm.
The School of Economics has an agreement with Thammasat University in Bangkok www.tu.ac.th