Jayant Menon

Dr Jayant Menon is a Senior Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore. At ISEAS, Jayant Menon plans to continue his work on trade and investment issues and economic development in the Asian region. His last post was at ADB as Lead Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist. He was also at the ADB Institute in Tokyo from 2005 to 2008. He started work as an academic in Australia, spending almost a decade at the Centre of Policy Studies at Monash University at its original campus in Clayton, Melbourne. He has also worked at the University of Melbourne, Victoria University, and the American University in Washington, DC. He holds adjunct appointments with the Australian National University, University of Nottingham, UK and IDEAS, Malaysia.

Articles by Jayant Menon (19)

Cambodia Has Benefited From BRI projects, but Must be More Strategic Going Forward

Jayant Menon

Cambodia’s participation in the Belt and Road Initiative has strengthened relations with China and brought net benefits, but also highlighted the risks of over-reliance on one country and the need for a more comprehensive framework for evaluating new investments.

Southeast Asian Economies: Out of the Storm, Clouds on the Horizon

Jayant Menon

The Southeast Asian economy is looking up, after absorbing the blow of several downside risks in 2022. Continued growth in 2023 will depend on China’s recovery, the management of the fallout from the U.S.-China trade war and the war in Ukraine.

An ethnic Hmong hill tribeswoman harvesting buckwheat

Towards Resilient Agricultural Value Chains in the Mekong

Jayant Menon|Elyssa Kaur Ludher|Maria Monica Wihardja

The development of the agricultural sector in the Greater Mekong Subregion will play an important role in inclusive growth and social upliftment.

Supply Chain Resilience and the Trumped-up Case for Reshoring

Jayant Menon

Regional or country-specific shocks are more likely to cause relocations to third countries than reshoring, driven by changes to competitiveness.

The CLMV Countries and RCEP: Will They Grasp the Opportunities?

Jayant Menon

Like all members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam will enjoy preferential access to the expansive region’s markets. As the least developed members, however, they will have to undergo the greatest changes in reforming their tariff and non-tariff policies to meet the requirements of this modern agreement.