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Anthony Swan

Research Fellow, Development Policy CentreLecturer, International Development and Economics (IDEC) program

Contact details

Phone: 6125 4405

Room: Room 5, 7 Liversidge st (Development Policy Centre cottage)

Anthony Swan is a Research Fellow in the Development Policy Centre and Lecturer in the International Development and Economics (IDEC) program at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He conducts research on a broad range of issues related to aid and development economics, international economics, and globalisation. His is currently working on the Promoting Effective Public Expenditure in PNG (PEPE) project which looks at how Papua New Guinea allocates its public money and the effectiveness of its public expenditure in key service delivery sectors. The objective of PEPE is to inform PNG’s political and bureaucratic leadership, civil society and general public of current levels of service delivery performance, and to influence allocations and expenditure rules to promote better allocations and more effective and transparent expenditure. Anthony’s PhD was on quantifying the effects of economic globalisation on production and trade patterns, levels of innovation, and welfare across countries. Prior to the Crawford School, Anthony was a lecturer at the University of Papua New Guinea, a Research Fellow at the PNG National Research Institute, and an economic consultant at Access Economics.

Research interests

  • Economic development
  • Budget analysis and public expenditure tracking
  • Aid effectiveness
  • International trade and multinational production
  • International migration
  • Papua New Guinea and Pacific Island Economies
  • Energy Economics


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