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The Australian National University

Associate Professor Pierre van der Eng

BA, MA, PhD (Groningen)

Position(s):Reader, Senior Fellow (ANU Crawford School)
Phone:Ext. 55438
(+61) 2 612 55438
(+61) 2 612 56215 (ANU Crawford School)
Fax:(+61) 2 612 58796
Office:Room 1096
LF Crisp Building (26)
Mailing Address:
Research School of Management
ANU College of Business and Economics
LF Crisp Building 26
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Pierre van der Eng

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I am an economist and historian with academic interests in business history and international business, as well as economic history and development economics. My earliest research interests in the 1980s included postwar economic recovery in the Netherlands and long-term agricultural development in Indonesia. This broadened during the 1990s to include aspects of long-term economic growth and economic development in Indonesia and in Southeast Asia more generally. My current research interests now also include aspects of business development, and company organisation and strategy in Australia and Southeast Asia, particularly of Japanese firms and their subsidiaries and associates. I also conduct research on Australia’s business relations with the European Union.

Disciplines & research interests

  • Business & Business Administration
  • Economic History
  • Economics
  • International Business

More specifically:

  • International business, particularly in East and Southeast Asia
  • Business history, particularly of European firms in Australia
  • Australia-Europe business relations
  • Economic growth and productivity change, particularly in Asia


  • International Business
  • Business in Asia
  • Development of Modern Business

I coordinate these courses:

Consultation times

I am seconded to the Indonesia Project in the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Please send me an email to make an appointment.

Professional responsibilities

Research Papers

Further information

Recent awards:

  • 2012 and 2013 ANZIBA annual conference best reviewer
  • 2011 Sir Timothy Coghlan Prize
  • 2009 ANZIBA conference best paper prize

Selected publications:

International business

Business history

Development economics

Economic history

Recent opinion articles:

Recent conference and seminar presentations:

More complete listings of my publications can be found here:

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