Professor James Laurenceson

Professor James Laurenceson is Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney. 

He has previously held appointments at the University of Queensland (Australia), Shandong University (China) and Shimonoseki City University (Japan). He was President of the Chinese Economics Society of Australia from 2012-2014.

His academic research has been published in leading scholarly journals including China Economic Review and China Economic Journal.

Professor Laurenceson also provides regular commentary on contemporary developments in China’s economy and the Australia-China economic relationship. His opinion pieces have appeared in Australian Financial ReviewThe AustralianSydney Morning HeraldSouth China Morning Post, amongst many others.

Selected publications include:

Laurenceson, J., Bretherton, H., Burke, P., Wei, E. 2019. Chinese investment in Australian infrastructure assets: accounting for local public preferences. China Economic Journal, 12, 77-92. 

Ma, G., Laurenceson, J. 2017. China's debt challenge: stylised facts, drivers and polic implications. Singapore Economic Review, 63, 1-23. 

Laurenceson, J. 2017. Economics and freedom of navigation in East Asia. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 71, 461-473.

Laurenceson, J., Burke, P., Wei, E. 2015. The Australian public’s preferences over foreign investment in agriculture. Agenda: a journal of policy analysis and reform, 22, 45-60.

Laurenceson, J. O’Donnell, C. 2014. New estimates and a decomposition of provincial productivity change in China. China Economic Review, 30, 86-97.

Carmignani, F., Laurenceson, J. 2013. Provincial business cycles and fiscal policy in China. Economics of Transition, 21, 323-340.

Laurenceson, J. 2013. Interpreting fluctuations in output growth in China. China Economic Journal, 6, 12-20.

Laurenceson, J., Rodgers, D. 2010. China’s macroeconomic volatility: how important is the business cycle? China Economic Review, 21, 324-333.

Laurenceson, J. 2008. Chinese investment in Australia. Economic Papers: a journal of applied economics and policy, 27, 87-94.

Jiang, B.B., Laurenceson, J., Tang, K.K., 2008. Share reform and the performance of China’s listed companies. China Economic Review, 19, 489-501.

Laurenceson, J., Chai, J.C.H. 2003. Financial reform and economic development in China. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

His CV can be downloaded here.