Ron Duncan is Professor Emeritus, Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University (ANU). During the period 2003 to 2007 he was Foundation Executive Director, Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the National Centre for Development Studies at ANU (9 years) and Director of the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management at ANU (now the Crawford School) for 2 years.
Ron’s career has also spanned work with the New South Wales Department of Agriculture, the Australian Government’s Industries Assistance Commission, and the World Bank (14 years).
Ron is Editor of the Asian-Pacific Economic Literature journal published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Ron is an economist with special interests in agricultural, trade, and competition policies, management of natural resources, and economic development in developing countries. His primary developing country interests are China and Vietnam and countries of the South Pacific.
In 2003, Ron was awarded a Centenary Medal for Services to Australian Society through Economics; and in 2006 he was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.