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Hal Hill

Visting Period:June/ July 2013
Department:              Department of International Economic Policy
Afiliation:Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU)


Hal Hill is the H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economies in the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University. His main research and teaching interests focus on various aspects of the economies of Southeast Asia.

He is the author/editor of 16 books and about 140 journal articles and book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of 13 academic journals, and is an advisor to AusAID, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and United Nations agencies.

2011 highlights included an official state visit to Indonesia under that country’s “Presidential Friends of Indonesia” program, and election as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia.

He is also currently president of ADEW, the Australasian Development Economics Workshop, a group of development economists that, in association with AusAID, organizes a major annual international conference at an Australian university.


Selected publications

Hill, H., M.E. Khan, and J. Zhuang (eds), Diagnosing the Indonesian Economy: Toward Inclusive and Green Growth, Anthem Press, London, pp 482 + xxi. ISBN: 9780857284471.

Hill, H., Tham Siew Yean, Ragayah Haji Mat Bin (eds), Malaysia’s Development Challenges: Graduating from the Middle, Routledge, London, 2012.

Basri, M. C., and H. Hill, ‘Indonesian Growth Dynamics’, Asian Economic Policy Review, 6 (1), 2011, pp. 90-107.

Hill, H. and J. Menon, ‘Reducing vulnerability in transition economies: crises and adjustment in Cambodia, ASEAN Economic Bulletin, 28 (2), 2011, pp, 134-159.

Bird, K. and H. Hill, ‘Tiny, Poor, Landlocked, Indebted, But Growing: Lessons for Late Reforming Transition Economies from Laos’, Oxford Development Studies, 38 (2), 2010, pp. 117-143.

Aswicahyono, H., H. Hill, D. Narjoko (2010), ‘Industrialisation after a Deep Economic Crisis: Indonesia’, Journal of Development Studies. 46 (6), 2010, pp. 1084-1108.

P.-C. Athukorala, P.-C. and H. Hill, ‘Asian Trade and Investment: patterns and trends’, in P.-C. Athukorala (ed), The Rise of Asia: Trade and Investment in Global Perspective, Routledge, 2010, pp. 11-57.


Versions of most of these can be found in working paper form at the Arndt-Corden web site for working papers:

Recent opinion pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Global Asia, The Australian, Australian Financial Review, Straits Times, and Canberra Times.


Research Project

“Indonesian sub-national development dynamics in a decentralized policy environment” (in cooperation with the Department of Economic Policy, Prof. Günther Schulze)

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