We undertake research, disseminate information and facilitate discussion on APEC-related issues
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Centre at Griffith University conducts research and engages relevant communities on international trade and investment, sustainable development, and inclusive growth in the Asia–Pacific region.
March 12, 2018
Why Trump’s tariffs will have little impact on Australia and a trade war is unlikely
US President Donald Trump has levied a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminiumimported from all countries except Canada and Mexico. Trump had hinted that the trade protections would exclude Australia, but it wasn’t explicitly exempted. Regardless, import tariffs on steel and aluminium will...
November 15, 2017
APEC leaders’ meeting exposes policy fault line
With differing views on trade, multilateralism and the future of APEC itself, the latest APEC leaders’ meeting presented much more to think about than the colour of the delegates’ traditional costumes. Vietnam welcomed some of the world’s leaders last week as it hosted the 2017 APEC Leaders’ Meeting...
July 10, 2017
Liberalising foreign investment to bolster economic growth in APEC
The Asian Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, recently organised a session on economic growth in Asia at the 3rd International Conference on Public Policy, 28 – 30 June, Singapore. This conference, held in Asia for the first time,...
May 23, 2017
Griffith Represents Australia at the APEC Study Centre Consortium Conference in Vietnam
Griffith Asia Institute’s APEC Study Centre represented Australia at the 12-13 May APEC Study Centre Consortium Conference (ASCCC17) held in Hanoi, Vietnam, this year’s APEC host country. ASCCC17 was convened in conjunction with the Senior APEC Officials Meeting in the run-up to the APEC economies L...
March 21, 2017
Prioritising foreign investment in APEC
Greatly expanded international trade within the Asia-Pacific over recent decades has fuelled regional and world economic growth. APEC members account for over forty per cent of world GDP, yet more than half of world trade. This relatively high global trade share signifies a higher degree of globalis...
February 20, 2017
Vietnam’s exchange rate policy
This year Vietnam is the host APEC country, convening a series of official meetings that will culminate in the APEC leaders’ forum in November. Vietnam’s economy has performed remarkably since economic and political reforms started under the so-called Doi Moi liberalisation program launched in...