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Richard Pomfret

Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics


Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide. Serves as a consultant to the UN Development Program, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank; Associate Fellow at the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies at the University of Reading, International Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute of World Economics and Associate Fellow at the ROSES-CNRS of Université-Paris I Sorbonne; Jean Monnet Chair on the Economics of European Integration (2018-2020); associate professor and professor of economics at in Bologna, Washington DC and Nanjing (1980-1991). PhD, economics, Simon Fraser University. Professor Pomfret is author of numerous books and articles on international economics, economic development, and other subjects.




  • Asia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Southeast Asia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan


  • Economic Development
  • International Economics


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In the News

Why does the EU look different through English eyes?

Richard Pomfret wrote for London School of Economics blog, 12/13

World Trade Organization talks: Make or break.

Richard Pomfret wrote in Fulcrum, 11/29

Uzbekistan election spotlights economic reforms, static politics.

Richard Pomfret quoted in Nikkei Asian Review, 10/22

The European Union is a model of economic regionalism.

Richard Pomfret interviewed in Tahlil Bazaar, 04/09

The road to monetary union.

Richard Pomfret interviewed for New Books Network, 04/07