Adam Triggs is a doctoral candidate in economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. In 2017-18 he was a visiting researcher at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. He is a former advisor on the G20 and global economy at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and was a former advisor to the Shadow Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Andrew Leigh MP. Adam has worked as an economic consultant at the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, the Cape York Institute and the Australian Competition and Consumer Competition. Adam holds a bachelor's degree in law, a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in international economics and is completing his PhD in macroeconomics at the Australian National University.


  • 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