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Hal Hill

H.W. Arndt Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies


MEc (Monash), PhD (ANU)

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Hal Hill is the H.W. Arndt Professor Emeritus of the Southeast Asian Economies at the Crawford School, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University. His main research interest is Southeast Asian economic development.

He is the author/editor of 20 books and about 170 journal articles and book chapters. Over the past 20 years and beyond he has been active in managing/co-managing several major research projects with a large and diverse group of authors and colleagues that have resulted in edited book volumes on various aspects of Asian economic development. Details of the volumes published since 2000 are listed below. His major current research project is an updated and fully revised third edition of his book on the Indonesian economy, to be published by Cambridge University Press.

He has held visiting academic appointments at the University of the Philippines, Gadjah Mada University, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Oxford University, Colombia University, the International University of Japan, the Tinbergen Institute, the National University of Malaysia, the Rockefeller Bellagio Center, and Freiburg University.

He serves on various boards and committees, including the Honorary Board (Dewan Kehormatan) of the Bank Indonesia Institute, the Council of the East Asian Economic Association (of which he is President in 2020-21), and boards at the ANU, Macquarie University, and Monash University.

He has advised and consulted to the Australian Government, the Indonesian Government, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and various United Nations agencies. He is also a member of the editorial boards of 12 academic journals, and a frequent media contributor.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia, and has been an official guest of the Republic of Indonesia under its Presidential Friends of Indonesia program.

In 2020 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

He has been gratified to receive two volumes: The Philippine Review of Economics, Volume LII No 2, December 2015, eds, Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista, Arsenio Balisacan and Emmanuel S. De Dios. Trade, Development, and Political Economy in East Asia, eds, Prema-Chandra Athukorala, Arianto A. Patunru and Budy P. Resosudarmo, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 2014.

Books since 2000:

Matthias Helble, Hal Hill, Rana Hasan (eds) (forthcoming 2020), Mongolia’s Economic Prospects: Resource-Rich and Landlocked Between Two Giants, Asian Development Bank, Manila.

Takashi Yamano, Hal Hill, Edimon Ginting, Jindra Samson, (eds, 2019), Kyrgyz Republic: Improving Growth Potential, Asian Development Bank, Manila.

Hal Hill, Siwage Dharma Negara (eds, 2019), The Indonesian Economy in Transition: Policy Challenges in the Jokowi Era and Beyond, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

Ramon L. Clarete, Emmanuel F. Esguerra, Hal Hill (eds, 2018), The Philippine Economy: No Longer the East Asian Exception? Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

Prema-Chandra Athukorala, Edimon Ginting, Hal Hill, Utsav Kumar (eds, 2017), The Sri Lankan Economy: Charting a New Course, Asian Development Bank, Manila.

Hal Hill, Jayant Menon (eds, 2016), Managing Globalization in the Asian Century: Essays in Honour of Prema-Chandra Athukorala, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

Hal Hill (ed, 2014), Regional Dynamics in Decentralized Indonesia, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

Hal Hill, Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista (eds, 2013), Asia Rising: Growth and Resilience in an Uncertain Global Economy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Hal Hill, Tham Siew Yean, Ragayah Haji Mat Zin (eds, 2012), Malaysia’s Development Challenges: Graduating from the Middle, Routledge, London.

Hal Hill, M. Ehsan Khan, Juzhong Zhuang (eds, 2012), Diagnosing the Indonesian Economy: Towards Inclusive and Green Growth, Anthem, London.

Arsenio M. Balisacan, Hal Hill (eds, 2007), The Dynamics of Regional Development: The Philippines in East Asia, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Yun-Peng Chu, Hal Hill (eds, 2006), The East Asian High-Tech Drive, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Douglas H. Brooks, Hal Hill (eds, 2004), Managing FDI in a Globalizing Economy: Asian Experiences, Palgrave/MacMillan, Basingstoke.

Arsenio M. Balisacan, Hal Hill (eds, 2002), The Philippine Economy: Development, Policies, and Challenges, Oxford University Press, New York.

Hal Hill, Joao M. Saldanha (eds, 2001), East Timor: Development Challenges for the World’s New Nation, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

Yun-Peng Chu, Hal Hill (eds, 2001), Social Impact of the Financial Crisis in East Asia, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Hal Hill (2000), The Indonesian Economy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, second edition.

Current research projects

  • Southeast Asian development dynamics (manuscript in progress).
  • The Indonesian Economy (completely revised 3rd edition of the book of this title first published in 1996 with Cambridge University Press)
  • Growing out of conflict in Cambodia (with Jayant Menon, Asian Development Bank).
  • Regional Dynamics in a Decentralized indonesia (edited volume to appear in 2014).
  • Industrialization in Indonesia (with Haryo Aswicahyono, CSIS Jakarta, and Dionisius Narjoko, ERIA Jakarta).


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