Prof Hal Hill

1998 …2024

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MEc (Monash), PhD (ANU)


Hal Hill is the H.W. Arndt Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies in the Arndt Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. His main research interest is the economic development of Southeast Asia.

He is the author/editor of 18 books and about 160 journal articles and book chapters. Books since 2000 include The Indonesian Economy, The Philippine Economy (co-edited with Arsenio Balisacan), Malaysian Development Challenges (co-edited with Tham Siew Yean and Ragayah Haji Mat Bin), and Regional Dynamics in a Decentralized Indonesia.

He has held visiting academic appointments at the University of the Philippines, Gadjah Mada University, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Oxford University, Colombia University, the International University of Japan, the Tinbergen Institute, the National University of Malaysia, the Rockefeller Bellagio Center, and Freiburg University.

He serves on various boards and committees, and is a frequent lecturer on various aspects of the Southeast Asian economies. He has advised and consulted to the Australian Government, the Indonesian Government, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and various United Nations agencies. He is a member of the editorial board of 14 academic journals. Since 2003 he has convened the annual H.W. Arndt Memorial Lecture at ANU.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia, and has been an official guest of the Republic of Indonesia.

He has been gratified to receive two volumes: (1) The Philippine Review of Economics, Volume LII No 2, December 2015, eds, Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista, Arsenio Balisacan and Emmanuel S. De Dios. (2) Trade, Development, and Political Economy in East Asia, eds, Prema-chandra Athukorala, Arianto A. Patunru and Budy P. Resosudarmo, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 2014.

Expertise Areas

  • Economic Development and Growth
  • Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
  • Urban and Regional Economics


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