Jayant Menon

Dr Jayant Menon
Senior Fellow
  • 0Regional Economic Studies Programme0
Research Interest

Researcher’s Profile

At ISEAS, Jayant Menon plans to continue his work on trade and investment issues and economic development in the Asian region. His last post was at ADB as Lead Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist. He was also at the ADB Institute in Tokyo from 2005 to 2008. He started work as an academic in Australia, spending almost a decade at the Centre of Policy Studies at Monash University at its original campus in Clayton, Melbourne. He has also worked at the University of Melbourne, Victoria University, and the American University in Washington, DC. He holds adjunct appointments with the Australian National University, University of Nottingham, UK and IDEAS, Malaysia.


Current Research

  • Economic impacts of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia
  • COVID-19 and the Poor
  • The US-China trade war and restructuring of GVCs in Asia
  • Evolving regional economic architecture: AEC, RCEP, CPTPP etc


Selected Publications

  • Jayant Menon and Cassey Lee (2109) (eds.) Evolving ASEAN: Vision and Reality, Manila: Asian Development Bank.
  • Jayant Menon and Anna Fink (2019). “ASEAN4.0: What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for regional economic integration?”, Journal of Asian Economic Integration, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 2-18.
  • Jayant Menon and T.N. Srinivasan.2018. (Eds.) Integrating South and East Asia: Economics of Regional Cooperation and Development, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Jayant Menon and Ng Thiam Hee. 2017. “Do State-Owned Enterprises Crowd Out Private Investment: Firm Level Evidence from Malaysia”, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 507-522.
  • Jayant Menon. 2016. “The TPP Unveiled: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”, in H. Hill and J. Menon (eds.), Managing Globalization in the Asian Century, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 275-96.
  • Jayant Menon. 2014. ‘Multilateralization of Preferences versus Reciprocity when FTAs are Underutilized’, The World Economy, Vol. 37, pp. 1348-66.
  • Hal Hill and Jayant Menon. 2012. “ASEAN Economic Integration: Driven by Markets, Bureaucrats, of Both?”, in Mordechai E. Kreinin and Michael Plummer (eds.), Handbook of International Commercial Policy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 357-86.
  • Rodolfo Severino and Jayant Menon. 2013. “ASEAN as a Community: An Overview”, in S. Das, J. Menon, O. Shrestra and R. Severino (eds.), The ASEAN Economic Community: A Work in Progress, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
  • Jayant Menon and Peter Warr. 2008. “Does Road Improvement Reduce Poverty? A General Equilibrium Analysis for Lao PDR”, in D. Brooks and J. Menon (eds.), Infrastructure and Trade in Asia, London: Edward Elgar, 2008, pp. 115-42.
  • Peter B. Dixon, Jayant Menon and Maureen Rimmer. 2000. “Changes in Technology and Preferences: A General Equilibrium Explanation of Rapid Growth in Trade”, Australian Economic Papers 39(1), pp. 31-55.
  • Jayant Menon, David Greenaway and Chris Milner. 1999. “Industrial Structure and Australia-UK Intra-Industry Trade”, Economic Record 75(228), pp. 19-27.
  • Jayant Menon and Peter B. Dixon. 1997. “Intra-industry versus Inter-industry Trade: Relevance for Adjustment Costs”, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv (Review of World Economics) 133(1), pp. 164-69.
  • Jayant Menon. (1996). “The Degree and Determinants of Exchange Rate Pass-through: Market Structure, Non-tariff Barriers and Multinational Corporations”, Economic Journal 106(435), pp. 434-44.
  • Prema-Chandra Athukorala and Jayant Menon. 1995. “Exchange Rates and Strategic Pricing in Swedish Machinery Exports”, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 57(4), pp. 529-42.
  • Prema-Chandra Athukorala and Jayant Menon. 1995. “Modeling Imports: Methodological Issues with Evidence for Australia”, Journal of Policy Modeling 17(4), pp. 667-75.
  • Jayant Menon. 1995. “Exchange Rate Pass-Through”, Journal of Economic Surveys 9(2), pp. 197-231.
  • Prema-Chandra Athukorala and Jayant Menon. 1994. “Pricing to Market Behaviour and Exchange Rate Pass-through in Japanese Exports”, Economic Journal 104(423), pp. 271-81.