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Adam Triggs is an economist and the Director of Research at the Asian Bureau of Economic Research at the Crawford School of Public Policy. Formerly at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Adam is widely published in leading economics journals and is a regular contributor to the The Conversation, the Australian Financial Review, East Asia Forum, The Monthly, Huffington Post and other Australian and regional publications. In previous roles, Adam worked as an economic policy advisor to the Shadow Assistant Treasurer of Australia, the Hon. Andrew Leigh MP, and is a former advisor at Prime Minister and Cabinet on the global economy and the G20. He is a former consultant at the Cape York Institute and a former mergers and acquisitions analyst at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in law, a bachelor’s degree in economics, a master’s degree in international economics and a PhD in macroeconomics.


  • 2015–present
    Researcher in International Economics, Crawford School, Australian National University
  • 2015–2017
    Advisor, The Office of the Hon. Andrew Leigh MP
  • 2012–2015
    Advisor, Global economy and G20, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • 2012–2012
    Advisor, Cape York Institute
  • 2011–2012
    Advisor, Global economy and trade, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • 2009–2011
    Economist, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission


  • 2011 
    Crawford School, Australian National University, Masters in International and Development Economics
  • 2008 
    College of Law, Australian National University, Bachelor of Laws
  • 2007 
    College of Business and Economics, Australian National University, Bachelor of Economics


  • 2018
    Macroeconomic policy cooperation and the G20, The World Economy
  • 2017
    China’s New Role in the International Financial Architecture, Asian Economic Policy Review
  • 2016
    Markets, Monopolies and Moguls: The Relationship between Inequality and Competition, Australian Economic Review
  • 2016
    The G20 and Macroeconomic Policy Cooperation, Lowy Institute
  • 2015
    Macroeconomics and the Phillips Curve Myth: Book review, Economic Record
  • 2015
    The global growth challenge and the G20 growth strategies, The G20 Blue Book, Renmin University Press