Navigating the Emerging Geoeconomic Order

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Project leader(s)

Professor Anthea Roberts leads the ANU CAP Geoeconomics Working Group. The Working Group is a collaborative effort by academics across the ANU to analyse, discuss and debate geoeconomic issues. Further information on the activities of the Working Group can be found here.

The geoeconomic world order is characterised by a increased convergence between security and economics in an era of US-China rivalry; a greater focus on relative economic gains given strategic implications; and heightened concerns over the security risks posed by interdependence. These shifts are leading to a significant restructuring of the institutions that govern the international trade and investment.

This project will develop frameworks to understand how economic relationships and policy instruments can be sources of leverage and vulnerability. It will evaluate the risks and opportunities at the nexus of economics, security and technology.

A sample of publications on geoeconomics by project members:

  • Anthea Roberts, Henrique Choer Moraes, and Victor Ferguson, “Towards a geoeconomic order”, Journal of International Economic Law (2019): 655-676.

  • Anthea Roberts, Henrique Choer Moraes, and Victor Herguson, “The US-China trade war is a competition for technological leadership”, Lawfare Blog, 21 May 2019.

  • Anthea Roberts, Henrique Choer Moraes, and Victor Herguson, “Geoeconomics: The US strategy of technological protection and economic security”, Lawfare Blog, 11 December 2018.

  • Anthea Roberts, Henrique Choer Moraes, and Victor Herguson, “Geoeconomics: The Chinese strategy of technological advancement and cybersecurity”, Lawfare Blog, 3 December 2018.

  • Anthea Roberts, Henrique Choer Moraes, and Victor Herguson, “Geoeconomics: The variable relationship between economics and security”, Lawfare Blog, 27 November 2018.

  • Anthea Roberts, Henrique Choer Moraes, and Victor Herguson, “The Geoeconomic World Order”, Lawfare Blog, 19 November 2018.

  • Yun Jiang, “The Scientist and the Spy — intellectual property and industrial espionage”, The China Story, 13 June 2020.

  • Yun Jiang and Adam Ni discuss Domestic Coronavirus Propaganda and China-Australia Relations, ChinaTalk, April 2020.

  • Yun Jiang, Martyn Kirk and Nick Coatsworth discuss the coronavirus, Policy Forum Pod, February 2020.

  • Mara Hvistendahl and Yun Jiang discuss China’s industrial espionage efforts, Little Red Podcast, February 2020.

A full list of publications on geoeconomics by members of the Geoeconomics strategic research spoke can be found here.

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Trade, investment & intellectual property

This cluster looks at the impacts of the trade, investment and intellectual property regimes on the regulatory sovereignty and capacity of states and the consequences that flow from those impacts.

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