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David Uren

David Uren

Senior Fellow

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David Uren is one of Australia’s most highly regarded economics writers. He led The Australian’s Canberra economic coverage for 15 years and was the newspaper’s Economics Editor from 2012 to 2018.

He is a specialist in international economic relations. He is author of the book on Australia’s attitudes towards foreign investment, Takeover, (2016) and of The Kingdom and the Quarry (2012) about the tensions in Australia’s economic relationship with China which emerged under the Rudd government. He was also co-author, with Lenore Taylor, of Shitstorm (2010), about the Rudd government’s management of the global financial crisis.

He has also written research reports on rare earths and on Australia’s investment relationship with the United States for the US Studies Centre.

David writes regularly for the ASPI Strategist and contributes to ASPI Special Reports.

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