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Richard Pomfret

Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics


Jean Monnet Chair on the Economics of European Integration, and Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide. Serves as a consultant to the UN Development Program, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank; Associate Fellow at the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies at the University of Reading, International Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute of World Economics and Associate Fellow at the ROSES-CNRS of Université-Paris I Sorbonne; associate professor and professor of economics at in Bologna, Washington DC and Nanjing (1980-1991). PhD, economics, Simon Fraser University.

Publications: Author of numerous books and articles on international economics, economic development, and other subjects. Recent books include "The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century: Paving a New Silk Road," Princeton University Press (2019); "International Trade: Theory, Evidence and Policy" (2016); "Public Policy and Professional Sports" (with John K. Wilson, 2014); "Regionalism in East Asia: Why has it flourished since 2000 and how far will it go?" (2011).




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


  • Economic Development
  • International Economics


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