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The man who overcame

Michael Fullilove reviews Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom, a biography by Conrad Black. The Australian, 7 February 2004, 6 - NSW Country, p. B10

Globalization and disease: the case of SARS

The outbreak of SARS in late 2002 has alerted the world to the potential economic costs of epidemics. The purpose of this paper is to provide an assessment of the global economic impacts of the SARS disease as well as provide a more comprehensive approach to estimating the global consequences of

The international economy in 2003…

This Issues Brief suggests that a key theme over the past year has been the management of external imbalances in a world economy that is not only increasingly integrated but which is simultaneously undergoing a sustained geographic shift in the distribution of economic weight towards Asia

Hitch our dream to an Asian star

Mark Thirlwell, Program Director, International Economy at the Lowy Institute, writes on the economic development of China and IndiaThe Australian, 6 January 2004, 1 - All-round Country, p. 9

The perfect wave

Mark Thirlwell, Program Director, International Economy at the Lowy Institute, writes on the outlook for the global economy in 2004. The Diplomat, Vol. 2 No. 5, Dec-Jan 2004, pp. 25-26

The return of the US twin deficits

In the US, a large current account deficit has been joined by a growing fiscal shortfall, leading to a return of the “twin deficits” phenomenon last seen in the 1980s

Are Australian policymakers operating in a new global economy?

Developments including the rise of vertically specialised trade and the growing internationalisation of production, broader and deeper goods and financial market integration, the extension of international trade to the previously “non-tradeable” services sector, and the spread of international

Trading off two world leaders

Mark Thirlwell, the Lowy Institute’s Program Director, International Economy, writes on the visits to Australia of Presidents George Bush and Hu Jintao. The Age, 18 October 2003. Insight p.11

The consequences of China WTO accession on its neighbours

Southeast Asian industrial exports are now facing intense competition from Chinese industrial exports. How much more would competition increase with China's recent accession to the World Trade Organization? Would Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand (the ASEAN-4) de-industrialise and return