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John West

John WestFormer Senior Consultant, Asian Development Bank Institute

John West is Executive Director of the Asian Century Institute. He teaches Asian economic development, and Japanese business and economy at Tokyo's Sophia University.  

John West has had a long career in international economics and previously held positions at the Australian Treasury, where he was Director of Balance of Payments and External Debt (1980-86), Head of Public Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (1986-2008), and Senior Consultant for Capacity Building and Training at the Asian Development Bank Institute (2009-2011). He taught globalisation at the Paris-based Institut d'Etudes Politiques ("Sciences Po"). 

He a MA in Economics and BA in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of New South Wales, Australia.