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Shiro Armstrong

Fellow, International Development Economics


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

Contact details

Phone: 6125 6410

Room: Old Canberra House (OCH) 3.75

Shiro Armstrong is an economist and Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is 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 recipient of an Australian Government Endeavour Research Fellowship, Gary Saxonhouse Prize Fellowship for Japanese Economics, Crawford Award for best research paper on the Japanese Economy, Japan Foundation Fellowship, Pacific Trade and Development Conference (PAFTAD) Fellowship, Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award for Public Policy and Outreach and twice the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Service Quality.

He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia University, the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, China Centre for Economic Research at Peking University and the the University of Tokyo.

Current PhD students

  • Luke Hurst
  • Rebecca Mendelsohn
  • Ben Ascione
  • Daulet Taimagambet
  • Buavanh Vilavong

Research interests

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


Government, Markets and Global Change CRWF8000 (Semester 1)
Masters Research Essay IDEC8011 (Semester 1)

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