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Head of ACDE, Professor Raghbendra Jha

Professor Raghbendra Jha is the Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor of Economics and Head of the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics. He is also Executive Director of Australia South Asia Research Centre (ASARC).

He is currently working on the impact of decentralisation on the supply of local public goods in rural India, global food security and fiscal federalism issues in India.


Academic staff ACDE’s academic staff are internationally renowned for their work on economics, particularly that of the Asia-Pacific region.

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PhD scholars

PhD scholars ACDE’s PhD scholars work on a diverse range of topics and across different sub-disciplines in economics. PhD scholars play an essential role in the intellectual life of the department.

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Professional staff

Professional staff ACDE’s professional staff play a crucial role in delivering a world-class research environment and student experience.

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Visitors & Honorary appointees

Visiting staff ACDE’s visitors and honorary appointees staff provide a broad range of economic expertise on the economies of the Asia-Pacific region.

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