Professor James Laurenceson is an economist and Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). His academic research has focused on macroeconomic aspects of China’s economy, including financial reform, business cycle fluctuations and productivity growth, as well as issues related to the Australia-China economic relationship. These contributions have been published in leading scholarly journals including China Economic Review and China Economic Journal. From 2012-2014 he was President of the Chinese Economics Society of Australia. He also provides frequent analysis of contemporary developments in these areas and in the broader Australia-China bilateral relationship, including in the pages of the Australian Financial Review and online in specialist blogs such as Australian Outlook. In 2018, he was the author of a major report into the facts and evidence underpinning claims appearing in Australian media about China and Australia-China relations titled “Do the claims stack up? Australia talks China”.