• Ph.D. in Economics,  Simon Fraser University, Canada (1974), 
  • M.A. in Development, Economics University of East Anglia, U.K (1970).

English (native), French (fluent).

Richard Pomfret

CASE Fellow

CASE Fellow


  • regional integration in Central Europe
  • Eastern and Southeast Asia
  • international economics
  • development economics
  • international trade



Current Positions:

  • CASE Fellow,
  • Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide, since 1992.

Previous Positions:

  • Professor of Economics, SAIS, Washington DC (1989-1991), 
  • Professor of Economics, JHU Nanjing Project, China (1988-1989), 
  • Associate Professor of Economics JHU Bologna Centre (1979-1988). 


Selected Publications:

  • Lecture Notes on International Trade Theory and Policy (World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore, 2008).
  • The Central Asian Economies since Independence (Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ, 2006).
  • (with K.H. Anderson): Consequences of Creating a Market Economy: Evidence from Household Surveys in Central Asia (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, 2003).
  • Constructing a Market Economy: Diverse Paths from Central Planning in Asia and Europe (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, 2002).
  • Central Asia Turns South? Trade Relations in Transition (The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, and The Brookings Institution, Washington DC, 1999).
  • "The Financial Sector and the Future of Capitalism", Economic Systems 34(1), March 2010, 22-37.
  • "Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific Region: How Wide, How Deep?" Journal of the Korean Economy 10(3), December 2009, 1-22.
  • (with John K. Wilson) "Government Subsidies for Professional Team Sports in Australia", Australian Economic Review 42(3), September 2009, 264-75.
  • "The Post-2007 Financial Crisis and Policy Challenges facing Australia", Economic Papers 28(3), September 2009, 254-62.
  • "Using Energy Resources to Diversify the Economy: Agricultural Price Distortions in Kazakhstan", Comparative Economic Studies 51(2), June 2009, 181-212.
  • (with Patricia Sourdin) "Have Asian Trade Agreements reduced Trade Costs?" Journal of Asian Economics 20(3), May 2009, 255-68.
  • "Regional Integration in Central Asia", Economic Change and Restructuring 42(1-2), May 2009, 47-68. 


Online Profiles:


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case publications