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The ongoing shift in global economic weight to the Indo-Pacific presents tremendous opportunities for the United States and Australia, along with risks and significant challenges. Both countries share a deep strategic interest in working together – and closely with other countries, business and research bodies in the region – to keep Asian markets open, contestable, and rules-based. In doing so, Washington and Canberra can help maximise the prosperity and security of the Australian and American people, as well as those in the region.
Delivering Prosperity in the Indo-Pacific: An agenda for Australia and the United States is a joint report by the ANU and CSIS in Washington, led by Gordon de Brouwer and Matthew Goodman, explores how broad-based cooperation between Australia and the US can help address some of the structural causes of economic frictions, realise growth potential in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, and India, and maximize opportunities for the United States and Australia. This event will explore the report’s five priority recommendations in infrastructure, investment and facilitation, energy, digital economy and financial systems with the report’s authors and policy experts from Australia and the United States.
David Gruen, Deputy Secretary, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Australia’s G20 Sherpa
Gordon de Brouwer, Former Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Honorary Professor at the Crawford School of Economics and Government
Jenny Gordon, Chief Economist at Nous Group
Amy King, Senior Lecturer at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.
Adam Triggs, Economist and the Director of Research at the Asian Bureau of Economic Research at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Global Economy and Development program.