Dominic Meagher is a multi-disciplinary political economist focusing primarily on Australia’s economic relationship with China. He has a background in institutional economics and Chinese policy and economic analysis. Before joining China Matters, Dominic was based in Hong Kong researching China’s institutional evolution and reform process, as well as RMB internationalization.

Meagher holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University, where he was a Rio Tinto China Scholar, and he holds a graduate diploma and Masters degree in International Development Economics from the ANU and an honors degree in Politics and International Relations with a major in History from the University of New South Wales.

Concurrent with his Ph.D., Meagher was Manager of the Crawford School of Public Policy’s China Economy Program, Project Officer at the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, and consulting editor with the East Asia Forum, which he helped establish. He also interned with Citi in Hong Kong in 2007, where he advised against the prevailing belief that a repeat of the 1997 Asian financial crisis was impossible.

First arriving in China in 2003 without knowing a single word of Chinese, Meagher left after a year of evading SARS and becoming conversationally fluent in Mandarin. He has spent around a third of the time since then in greater China.

Meagher has analyzed China’s economic transformation, energy use, geopolitics, climate change, water management, international trade rules, rural poverty, Asian integration, and financial systems. He has written on U.S. and Chinese politics, China-Japan relations, food crises, international trade, and China’s oil, coal, and electricity industries and has been interviewed by international media on environmental sustainability, air quality, and Australia-China relations.

Last Updated: March 22, 2016



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