Dr Sean Turnell is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.
Dr Turnell has been a researcher of Myanmar’s economy for over twenty-five years and, since 2016, Special Economic Consultant to Myanmar’s State Counsellor. Formerly at the Reserve Bank of Australia and a Professor at Macquarie University, Dr Turnell has been an advisor on Myanmar to Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to the US State Department and to USAID, to the World Bank, and many other international bodies. In 2009, Dr Turnell’s book on the history of the financial sector in Myanmar, “Fiery Dragons: Banks, Moneylenders and Microfinance” was published. He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins.