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Peter Robertson
University of Western Australia
peter.robertson@uwa.edu.au
Peter Robertson is Professor of Economics in the Business School of the University of Western Australia. Prior to this he was at the University of New South Wales and an Assistant Director at the Research Division of the Australian Productivity Commission. He was educated at the University of Otago, the University of New England and Simon Fraser University. Peter’s research focus is on the interactions between economic growth, development and international trade. He has also written on human capital accumulation, environmental issues, crime and immigration. Much of his research has also focused on country issues, particularly for China, India, Indonesia and the East Asian region. His journal publications include the International Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Economic Theory and Oxford Economic Papers. He is currently working on projects relating to human capital accumulation in China; the existence of a middle income trap; the balance power in western pacific, and India's jobless growth.


Articles By Peter Robertson
Will India really grow faster than China?
Posted On: 23 Mar 2015

Topics:   Economic Growth

According to the IMF, India will overtake China to be the fastest growing economy this year. In this article, Chetan Ghate and Peter Robertson assess the validity of this claim. In their view, the challenge for India is to not only catch up with China, but to also catch up with itself. Strong democratic institutions and the right economic reforms can work in India’s favour.
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Understanding India’s unbalanced growth
Posted On: 03 Feb 2014

Topics:   Economic Growth

Growing regional disparities in India are a cause for concern. But little is known about the relative importance of possible reasons for the varied growth experiences across the country. This column explores growth imbalances among Indian districts. Proximity to cities, infrastructure, degree of urbanisation and state government policies are found to be key determinants.
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