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Richard Pomfret

Richard Pomfret

Senior Adjunct Professor


Senior Adjunct Professor, SAIS Europe. Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Adelaide, since 1992. Jean Monnet Chair on the Economics of European Integration (2018-2020). Previously Professor of Economics at SAIS in Bologna, Washington D.C. and Nanjing (1980-1991), Assistant Professor of Economics at Concordia University, Montréal, and Research Fellow at the Institut für Weltwirtschaft in Kiel. PhD, economics, Simon Fraser University. Seconded to the United Nations 1992-4 and also consultant to the UN Development Programme, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. Pomfret is author of numerous books and articles on international economics, economic development, and other subjects.




  • Asia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Southeast Asia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan


  • Economic Development
  • International Economics


  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the News

Why does the EU look different through English eyes?

Richard Pomfret wrote for London School of Economics blog, 12/13

World Trade Organization talks: Make or break.

Richard Pomfret wrote in Fulcrum, 11/29

Uzbekistan election spotlights economic reforms, static politics.

Richard Pomfret quoted in Nikkei Asian Review, 10/22

The European Union is a model of economic regionalism.

Richard Pomfret interviewed in Tahlil Bazaar, 04/09

The road to monetary union.

Richard Pomfret interviewed for New Books Network, 04/07