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Ryan Edwards

Deputy Director and Fellow


PhD Economics (ANU), MDevEcon (advanced), BEcon, BBusMan (UQ)

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Dr. Ryan Edwards is an economist at the Crawford School, the Deputy Director of the Development Policy Centre, and a Fellow in the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics. His research lies at the intersection of development economics, labour economics, international trade, and the environment. Ryan returned to the ANU in 2019 from academic appointments at Dartmouth College and Stanford. He worked mostly in the Australian Government, global development, and finance before that.

At the Development Policy Centre, Ryan leads the Economic Development stream of the Pacific Research Program and the Centre’s labour mobility research, including a new longitudinal survey on Pacific migration and the independent impact evaluation of the Pacific Labour Scheme, both with the World Bank. He is also a Principal Investigator of the Small Firm Diaries, with the Financial Access Initiative at New York University, the University of the South Pacific, and others. He convenes Devpol’s labour mobility seminars, the ACDE Seminars, the Pacific Update, and the Pacific Migration Research Workshop, and edits Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies (AE), the Centre’s Discussion Papers, and the Blog your Development PhD Research series..

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Research supervision and teaching

Ryan regularly guest lectures at the Crawford School and across the College, and is available as a potential supervisor for masters and PhD students in economics.

Current students

Past students (at ANU)

  • Ardhian Satya (MRE, S1 2021)

  • Suhainti (MRE, S1 2021)

  • Jollanda Mathew (Greg Taylor Scholar, 2020)

  • Tunye Qiu (MRE, S1 2020)

  • April Zhou (Crawford School Internship Program, summer 2019–20 )

  • Kelly Samof (QPIE and Greg Taylor Scholar, S2 2019 and summer 2019–20)

  • Shuhao Yang (MRE, S2 2019)

  • Anita Faiziah (MRE; co-supervisor, S1 2019)

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