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Nathan Attrill

New Zealand


BA (Hons) (VUW), MIR (VUW), MPP (Peking)

Contact details

Phone: 04-5083-2445

Room: Stanner Room 2.27

PhD programme

Policy and Governance - China

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

Economic mentality and policy regimes in China’s north-east 'rust belt'

Topic description

My research looks at the role of economic mentality as an obstacle to regional economic policy change, particularly the case of north-eastern China and whether anti-market ideology among officials and business elites is actually playing such a role.


‘China’s leadership model goes back to the future’ – East Asia Forum (April 2016)

‘China and the rule of law - everything and nothing changes’ – China Stock Research (January 2015)

‘Shock! Horror! Youku Tudou May Have Been Caught Stealing Content (Allegedly)’ – China Stock Research (December 2014)

‘China’s new bank deposits insurance scheme’ – China Stock Research (November 2014)

‘What if China misses its GDP growth target?’ – China Stock Research (November 2014)

‘China: The next monetary hegemonic power? Determinism vs. free will in the international monetary system’ – China Working Paper No. 13, New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre: Wellington, New Zealand, 2009.

Scholarships and fellowships

EABER Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2016

Australian Postgraduate Award, 2016

Geoffrey Davies Memorial Prize, 2011

James Bertram Scholarship, 2011

Summer Scholars Scheme, 2010

Asian Politics Prize – Postgraduate, 2009

Employment history

China project officer, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER). Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. August 2016, ongoing.

Sub-editor, East Asia Forum, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER). Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. July 2016, ongoing.

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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