EAF articles

  • Rethinking the global trade regime

    Date: 4th August 2014

    Author: Peter Drysdale, Editor, East Asia Forum

  • Onus falls on G20 to manage political tensions

    Date: 14th July 2014

    Author: Bruce Jones, Brookings
    Five years have passed since the peak of the global financial crisis and the elevation of the G20 from a meeting of finance ministers to a meeting of leaders. The organisation has helped states to make substantial progress towards financial recovery, although there is still more work to be done on preventing the next financial crisis.

  • Taxing times should prompt move to revenue reform

    Date: 30th June 2014

    Authors: Ken Henry and Shane Johnson, ANU

  • Scope for an ambitious development agenda in the G20

    Date: 25th June 2014

    Author: Homi Kharas, Brookings Institute

  • Can the G20 deliver new direction?

    Date: 23rd June 2014

    Author: Peter Drysdale, Editor, East Asia Forum

  • Chasing the chimera of coordinated monetary policy at the G20

    Date: 23rd February 2014

    Author: Maria Monica Wihardja, World Bank
    Evidence shows that the volatility in monetary policy in advanced economies (AEs) is the root cause of the volatility of capital flows to emerging market economies (EMEs) and the exchange rate pressures in these EMEs.

  • IMF reform and isolationism in the US Congress

    Date: 29th January 2014

    Author: Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard University
    A long-awaited reform of the International Monetary Fund has now been carelessly blocked by the US Congress. This decision is just the latest in a series of self-inflicted blows since the turn of the century that have needlessly undermined the claim of the United States to global leadership.

  • Australia learns how to be a good multilateralist

    Date: 16th January 2014

    Author: Jochen Prantl, ANU
    On 1 December 2013, Australia took over the 2014 presidency of the G20, succeeding Russia and preceding Turkey.

  • Australia takes over the G20 presidency

    Date: 2nd December 2013

    Author: Peter Drysdale, Editor, East Asia Forum
    This week Australia assumes the presidency of the G20 Summit from Russia for 2014. Under the troika arrangement that now guides the direction of the G20 summits, Australia will work with Russia (the past president) and Turkey (which will take over the reins in 2015) to shape the agenda this year.

  • Australia’s leadership of the G20 in 2014

    Date: 1st December 2013

    Author: Colin Bradford, Brookings Institution
    While the G20 was most effective during the peak of the global financial crisis, there is now a need for renewed leadership to reassure the world that the global economy is in good hands. The Brisbane G20 Summit can raise the bar of global leadership of the global economy by prioritising global growth within the G20 ‘framework for strong and sustainable global economic growth’ established by the Pittsburgh G20 Summit in 2009.