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Ryan Edwards

Fellow/Senior Policy Fellow, and Deputy Director, Development Policy Centre


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

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Dr Ryan Edwards is an applied economist and the Deputy Director at the Development Policy Centre. He is also a Fellow in the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics at the Crawford School. His research lies at the intersection of development economics, labour economics, international trade, and the environment.

Ryan returned to the ANU in June 2019 from academic appointments in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College, where he taught courses in statistics and development economics, and at Stanford University, where he completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Centre on Food Security and the Environment and the Department of Earth System Science. Ryan worked in the Australian Government—mostly on federal budgets, school funding reforms, social investment, and impact evaluation policy—and in global development before that.

Ryan currently leads the Economic Development stream of the Pacific Research Program–joint with the Department of Pacific Affairs and the Lowy Institute–and coordinates the ANU’s labour mobility research in partnership with the World Bank, including the impact evaluation of the Pacific Labour Scheme and a new labour mobility-focused longitudinal household survey.

Ryan also convenes the Economics PhD Seminars at the Crawford School, and has has collected tips for students on his personal website.

Upcoming talks

  • 19 May, ACDE Seminar, Crawford School (via Zoom)

Current students

  • Tunye Qiu (MRE, S1 2020)

  • Debasish Das (ANU Economics PhD, panel member, S1 2020–)

  • Jollanda Mathew (Greg Taylor Scholar, summer 2020–)

  • Riswandi (ANU Economics PhD, panel member, S2 2019–)

Past students (at the ANU)

  • 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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