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 (16)

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.

Adjusting Towards a Digital Economy: The Critical Role of Labour Mobility

Jayant Menon

The COVID-19 pandemic has sped up the move towards a digital economy, as well as other aspects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. There are fears that this accelerated transition will exacerbate wealth inequalities both within countries and regionally.

World Trade Organisation Talks: Make or Break

Jayant Menon|Richard Pomfret

The second postponement of the World Trade Organisation’s 12th Ministerial Conference, may only compound its woes. When they meet, a looming North-South divide and the long-standing consensus rule could stymie progress in many areas.

Is Cambodia’s Endemic Covid-19 Approach Sensible?

Jayant Menon

With high vaccination rates, Cambodia has decided to reopen. Learning to live with the virus may be the right decision but ending random testing could pose risks.