Tony Makin, Professor of Economics at Griffith University is the Centre’s inaugural Director. He has previously served as an international consultant with the IMF Institute based in Singapore, as Australian convenor of the structural issues group of the Pacific Economic Co-operation Council (PECC), and as a senior economist in the Australian federal departments of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Treasury and Prime Minister and Cabinet. He has a PhD from the Australian National University, and specialises in international macroeconomic issues. He is the author of Global Finance and the Macroeconomy, and Global Imbalances, Exchange Rates and Stabilization Policy, and International Macroeconomics, and has published widely in economics and public policy journals, including Journal of International Money and Finance, The World Economy, Economic Modelling, International Review of Economics and Finance, Applied Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, The Economic Record, Australian Journal of Public Administration, as well as in numerous Asia oriented journals, including Asian Survey, China and World Economy and Journal of Asian Economics.
Dr Larry Crump is an international negotiation researcher and educator focused on negotiating trade treaties. He publishes extensively on trade negotiations involving Australia, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. based on interviews with over 250 trade negotiators, diplomats and ambassadors. His publications can be found in the Negotiation Journal, the International Negotiation journal and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (among other journals) where he serves on the Board or Advisor Board. Larry provides negotiation training to the European Commission, the Colombian government and regularly trains in the DFAT Trade Policy Course. Larry holds an appointment as a Professor at Kyung Hee University (2014-2015, Korea) and as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (2016-2017, Germany), while enjoying a full-time appointment at Griffith University within the Department of International Business and Asian Studies where he teaches international negotiation and international management courses.
Heidi Dahles (PhD in social sciences in 1990, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands) is full Professor and Head of Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia. Her research interest is in Chinese business networks, small-scale and micro business, in particular in the tourism industry, business resilience, and the informal economies of Southeast Asia. Heidi published in peer-reviewed journals such as Asia-Pacific Business Review, Culture & Organization, East Asia - An International Quarterly, the Journal of Entrepreneurial Communities, the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Journal of Contemporary Asia. Among her recent co-edited volumes are Capital and Knowledge. Changing Power Relations in Asia (2003) and Multicultural Organizations in Asia (2006). Her seminal book on tourism development in Yogyakarta (Tourism, Heritage and National Culture in Java, 2001) has recently become available as an e-book. Heidi is Review Editor for the Journal of Business Anthropology and editor-in-chief of Asia Matters. Business, Culture & Theory.
Fabrizio Carmignani is Professor of Economics and the Head of the Economics Discipline and Deputy Head of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Griffith University. In 2002 he assumed a position as economist at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He worked for the United Nations for six years, holding the position of Chief Economist of UNECA Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa and First Economist in the Trade, Finance and Economic Development Division. He also worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva. In 2009 he joined the School of Economics of the University of Queensland as Senior Lecturer. He moved to Griffith University in 2012.