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Shiro Armstrong

Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre; Director, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research; and Associate Professor, Crawford School


BEcon (ANU), BActS (ANU), MA (IDEC, ANU), PhD (ANU)

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Shiro Armstrong is an economist and Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre, Editor of the East Asia Forum, Director of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and Research Associate at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at the Columbia Business School.

Shiro is a Visiting Scholar at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and in a Visiting Associate Professor at Keio University.

See Reimagining the Japan Relationship report, launched 22 November 2021.

Latest publications:

  • Navigating Prosperity and Security in East Asia, ANU Press, Canberra, 2023 (ed. with Adam Triggs and Tom Westland).

  • Laurenceson, James & Shiro Armstrong (2023) ‘Learning the right policy lessons from Beijing’s campaign of trade disruption against Australia’, Australian Journal of International Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/10357718.2023.2212612

PhD students

  • Yuma Osaki
  • Stewart Nixon
  • Rebecca Mendelsohn
  • Daulet Taimagambet
  • Khresna Satriyo
  • Sam Hardwick
  • Barli Suryanta (completed)
  • Paul Hubbard (completed)
  • Adam Triggs (completed)
  • Buavanh Vilavong (completed)
  • Jiao Wang (completed)
  • Luke Hurst (completed)
  • Ben Ascione (completed)

Research interests

  • Sino-Japan economic and political relations
  • East Asian economic integration
  • International trade and foreign direct investment
  • East Asian economies


Issues in Japanese Policy POGO8220 (Semester 2 intensive course)

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