Peter Warr

Founding Director

Poverty Research Centre, Australian National University
Peter Warr is the John Crawford Professor of Agricultural Economics and founding Director of the Poverty Research Centre at the Australian National University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and has published extensively on economic issues in Southeast Asia, especially Thailand. His books include The Thai Economy in Transition (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and Thailand's Macroeconomic Miracle: Stable Adjustment and Sustained Growth, 1970 to 1990 (World Bank and Oxford University Press, 1996).

Professor Warr's recent research has included studies of the determinants of poverty reduction in Thailand, using a general equilibrium framework, and studies of the relationship between poverty reduction and the sectoral composition of economic growth in India, Taipei, China, and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia).

Focus: Agriculture, Economy, Poverty, Trade, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Asia

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2009

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