Author: Professor John West

India Squanders its Comparative Advantage

India is squandering its comparative advantage in labour-intensive manufactures, writes John West East Asia’s successful economies, like Japan, Korea and China, enjoyed export-driven growth during their high-growth periods which exploited their comparative advantage, based...

“Red Flag: Waking up to China’s challenge”

Peter Hartcher’s Quarterly Essay provides an excellent, informative and insightful analysis of the challenges Australia faces in managing its deepening relationship with China writes John West. “Australia and China have got rich together. For...

Asia’s shameful gender discrimination

The annual release of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report is always a moment of great shame for Asia’s leading economies. The relative gaps between Asian women and men on measures of health, education,...

India Has a Modi and a BJP Problem – John West

Modi’s initiative is undermining the very idea of India as a secular and multicultural liberal society John West Violent protests and rallies are engulfing India, from Delhi to Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, with many...