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Academic Advisory Council

The Academic Advisory Council is composed of internationally renowned East Asia Summit countries' scholars and experts from universities, research institutions, the private sector, international organisations and non-governmental organisations.

The council provides advice and support to the Office of the President on:

  • Advice on the annual work program plan;
  • Review and evaluation of the research outcome; and
  • Review and evaluation of the performance of researchers.
Prof Dr Peter DrysdaleEmeritus Professor Crawford School of Economics & Government, Australia
Mr Pravin Kumar AgarwalDirector of The Energy and Resource Institute, India
Prof Kyoji FukaoPresident of The Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) JETRO, Japan
Dr Shankaran NambiarSenior Research Fellow and Head, Policy Studies Division, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research, Malaysia
Dr Hank Lim Giok-Hay (Chairman)Senior Research Fellow of SIIA, Singapore
Prof Gary Richard HawkeEmeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, and Senior Fellow, NZ Institute of Economic Research, New Zealand
Prof Zhang YuyanDirector, Professor, Institute of World Economics & Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China
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