Professor Christopher Findlay is Executive Dean for the Faculty of the Professions. He has consulted to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, Ausaid and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
Australia’s economic relations with Asia are the theme of his research. A special interest is the reform and industrialisation of the Chinese economy. Professor Findlay has been especially involved in research on the textiles, steel and air transport industries in East Asia and on the implications of developments in those industries for Australia.
Professor Findlay was a principal researcher in a major research program on impediments to services trade and investment. In the first three years of the program, innovative methods were established to assess and measure the impact of the impediments. The methodology provided estimates of tariff equivalents of barriers to forms of services sector transactions and led to the incorporation of those estimates into general equilibrium models. A book on this work was published in 2000. The second three years of this program, funded like the first by the ARC, focussed on the impact of domestic regulation on services trade and investment and has led to two new collections of papers published in 2002 and 2003.