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Director and Professor, Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI), University of Technology Sydney

James Laurenceson is Director and Professor at the Australia-China Relations Institute (UTS), University of Technology, Sydney. He has previously held appointments at the University of Queensland, Shandong University (China) and Shimonoseki City University (Japan).

His research focuses exclusively on the Chinese economy and has been published in international, peer-reviewed journals such as China Economic Review and China Economic Journal. He writes regularly on contemporary developments in Australia-China relations in outlets such as the Australian Financial Review.

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) was established by the University of Technology Sydney in 2014. Its mission is to inform Australia’s engagement with China through research, analysis and dialogue grounded in scholarly rigour.


  • 2014–2019
    Deputy Director and Professor, Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2010–2014
    Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, University of Queensland


  • 2001 
    The University of Queensland, Ph.D (Economics)


Immediate Past President, Chinese Economics Society Australia (CESA) -