Leon Berkelmans

Leon Berkelmans is the Director of the International Economy Program at the Lowy Institute. Before joining the Institute, Leon was a Senior Manager at the Reserve Bank of Australia, where he worked on the Chinese and Indian economies, investment, trade and financial markets. Prior to the RBA, Leon worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC, where his main responsibilities were macro-econometric modelling of the US economy. Leon has also spent time working in Kenya, evaluating the efficacy of different methods of giving aid, and has also worked as an economic consultant at the Centre for International Economics.