Dr Jeffrey Wilson
B.Ec.Soc.Sci. (Hons) USyd, PhD ANU

Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy

About me

Jeffrey Wilson is a Fellow of the Asia Research Centre and Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy. His research interests include international political economy, economic regionalism in the Asia-Pacific, and international resource politics. He was awarded the University of Sydney Medal in 2006, and in 2012 was awarded the inaugural Boyer Prize by the Australian Institute of International Affairs for his work on the politics of Sino-Australia mining investment. He has published widely on the political economy of Asia in leading international journals, including New Political Economy, The Pacific Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Third World Quarterly, Resources Policy, Asian Security, and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific. He is the author of Governing Global Production: Resource Networks in the Asia-Pacific Steel Industry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and International Resource Politics in the Asia-Pacific: The Political Economy of Conflict and Cooperation (Edward Elgar, 2017). He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Contemporary Politics.

Research areas

International political economy, Asia-Pacific economic regionalism, international resource politics, Australia’s foreign relations with Asia

Current projects

International resource politics in the Asia-Pacific: The political economy of conflict and cooperation

This project investigates international resource politics in the Asia-Pacific during the recent global resources boom. It examines governments are deploying new strategies in the wake of the boom to manage resource interdependence between the producing and consuming economies in the region. By examining the causes and impacts of these strategies, the project will contribute to the understanding of how and why the governance of regional resource interdependence is being reconstituted and its consequences for economies in the Asia-Pacific.

  • How are resource consuming and producing states in the region responding to the global resource boom, and what factor account for these policy responses?
  • What factors – be they domestic, regional or international – are conditioning the way which governments approach resource relationships?
  • What are the implications of these new strategies for the governance of resource interdependence in the Asia-Pacific?

The political economy of Australia-China economic relations

With Mark Beeson (UWA). Supported by ARC Discovery Projects Grant 2015-17 (DP150100217)

This project analyses the bilateral economic relationship between Australia and China. The principal focus is on how economic relations have been conditioned by distinctive patterns of economic and political organisation in each country. Its approach draws on and extends the Varieties of Capitalism (VoC) literature to provide a detailed analysis of the institutional features of the Chinese and Australian economies, and how these institutions condition the economic relationship between the two. It does so by:

  • Developing a new theoretical framework based on the Varieties of Capitalism approach to understand how domestic economic institutions influence transnational economic ties
  • Providing a detailed comparative institutional analysis of the  Chinese and Australian economies
  • Examining as case studies three key dimensions of the bilateral economic relationship – mining relations, foreign investment regulations and free trade agreement negotiations

Awards and grants


Australian Research Council Discovery Projects (DP) Grant 2015-17. ‘The political economy of Australia-China economic relations’. $154,418. With Mark Beeson (UWA), DP150100217.

Murdoch University School of Management and Governance Small Grants Scheme 2015. ‘International resource politics in the Asia-Pacific’. $7,500.

Murdoch University School of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Grant 2012. International resource politics in the Asia-Pacific’. $5,000.

Awards and Prizes

Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Research Award 2015 (ECR Achievement) - Awarded by Murdoch University to an ECR who has demonstrated a rapidly advancing research profile ahead of what is considered normal for the stage of their career.

The Boyer Prize 2012 - Awarded by the Australian Institute of International Affairs for best article published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs in 2011.

The University of Sydney Medal 2006 - Awarded for outstanding academic performance in the Bachelor of Economic and Social Science (Honours) program, 2003-2006.

Award nominations

Nominated for Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2014, Murdoch University

Nominated for Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2013, Murdoch University

Nominated for College of Asia-Pacific Excellence in Teaching Award 2012, Australian National University

Media appearances

Media work regarding free trade agreements in Asia

  1. Interview with Kirsten Diprose on Australian dairy exports to China, ABC Radio Victoria, 10 August 2017.
  2. New York Times (2017). ‘TPP, the Trade Deal Trump Killed, Is Back in Talks Without US’, 14 July.
  3. ANZ BlueNotes (2017). ‘Does the future of trade look like RCEP?’, 14 March.
  4. ABC Radio National (2017). ‘Australia’s trade objectives following the US election’. Interview with Michael Janda, PM Business Program, 20 January.
  5. Wilson, J.D. (2017). ‘After Trump: Will RCEP replace the TPP?’, Australian Outlook blog, Australian Institute of International Affairs, 20 January.
  6. ABC Online (2017). ‘Trans Pacific Partnership on trade almost defunct, but Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership may take its place’, 16 January.
  7. The New Daily (2016). ‘China to fill trade vacuum left by Donald Trump’, 23 November.
  8. Interview with Kristina Keneally on Trans-Pacific Partnership following 2016 US Presidential Election, Sky News, 22 November 2016.
  9. Sydney Morning Herald (2016). ‘Trust between Indonesia and Australia has been restored, says Jokowi’, 5 November.
  10. ABC 7:30 (2016). ‘Australia on verge of clinching trade deal with Indonesia’, 23 August.
  11. Wilson, J.D. (2016). ‘TPP and RCEP: What’s Next for Asia Pacific Trade?’ Interview with Flavia Zimmerman, Australian Outlook blog, Australian Institute of International Affairs, 12 August.
  12. Stiles, J. (2016). ‘What a doomed TPP might mean for all Australians’, The New Daily, 1 August.
  13. Forbes Asia (2016). ‘How A Suspicious Hillary Clinton Would Change The Pacific Rim’s Trade Pact’, 13 June.
  14. Sheridan, G. (2016). ‘In The Zone: Bilateral deals tangle like noodles in a bowl’, The Australian, 13 May.
  15. Wilson, J.D. (2016). ‘Can the Trans-Pacific Partnership fix the ‘noodle bowl’ of Asian free trade agreements?’, Australian Outlook blog, Australian Institute of International Affairs, 26 February.
  16. ABC 7:30 (2015). ‘TPP creates the world’s largest free trade area and concerns critics‘, 6 October.
  17. The Conversation (2015). ‘Five things you need to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership’, 6 October.
  18. Sharwood, A. (2015). ‘OK, let’s cut through the crap and bring a few facts to the China Free Trade Agreement debate‘, News.com.au, 19 September.
  19. International Business Times (2015). ‘Australia-China FTA will boost Aussie agriculture and dairy sectors: Experts‘, 15 September.
  20. The Land (2015). ‘FTA to reaffirm Australia’s ‘Chinafication”, 10 September.
  21. ABC 7:30 (2015). ‘The lure of rural land for Chinese investors‘, 1 September.
  22. ABC News Online (2015). ‘China free trade agreement expected to tip billions into Australian farms‘, 1 September.
  23. ABC Radio National (2015). ‘Federal government defends Trans-Pacific Partnership as Productivity Commission questions benefits’. Interview with Sue Lannin, PM Program, 25 June.
  24. Wilson, J.D. (2015). ‘China-Australia trade agreement a compromised victory’, The Conversation, 18 June. Reprinted in ABC’s The Drum, 19 June.
  25. ABC News 24 (2015). ‘China free trade agreement details within weeks of release’, 21 May.
  26. Wilson, J.D. (2014). ‘Mega-regional trade deals in the Asia-Pacific’, SPERI Comment, 16 September.
  27. Herald Sun (2014). ‘Cattle exporters pin hopes on South Korea deal’, 8 September. Reprinted in Brisbane Courier Mail, Daily Telegraph, The Australian and Sky News.
  28. Interview with Tony Easterly, ABC News 24, 10 April 2014.
  29. Interview on Australia-Japan free trade agreement, RTR Radio Perth, 7 April 2014.
  30. Interview with John Morrison, ABC Radio Statewide NSW, 3 March 2014.
  31. Interview with Stan Grant, Sky News Australia, 18 February 2014.
  32. Voice of America (2014). ‘Taiwan in Tough Fight to Join Regional Trade Blocs’, 14 January.
  33. Nikkei Asian Review (2013). ‘Aussies fret over intellectual property rules in TPP’, 21 December.
  34. Interview with Paul Murray, 6PR Drive program, Radio 6PR Perth, 5 December 2013.
  35. Wilson, J.D. (2013). ‘Multilateral, regional, bilateral: which trade agreement is best?’, The Conversation, 15 November.
  36. ABC Radio National (2013). ‘The cost of free trade’. Interview with Damien Carrick, Sunday Extra program, 20 October.
  37. Wilson, J.D. (2013). ‘Why embracing free trade may be more complicated than it looks’, The Conversation, 20 September.
  38. ABC Radio National (2013). ‘China trade talks could boost beef and lamb’. Interview with Cameron Wilson, Bush Telegraph program, 9 October.
  39. ABC Radio National (2013). ‘Free trade agreements no farm saviour, analysts warn’, 20 April 2013.
  40. Wilson, J.D. (2012). ‘The hidden resource agenda within Australia’s Asian free trade agreements’, The Conversation, 4 October. Reprinted in Business Spectator, 4 October.


Media work regarding foreign investment in Australia

  1. Xinhua (2017). ‘New Hope Group wants to invest 1 billion dollars in Australia’, 2 February.
  2. Xinhua (2017). ‘Australia should extend welcome to foreign investment as it beneficial for Australia’s development: experts’, 26 January.
  3. New York Times (2016). ‘The Land at Stake Is in Australia, but the Focus Is on China’, 28 October.
  4. Independent reviewer for Smith, E. and B. Pritchard (2016). ‘FactCheck: Is 30% of Northern Territory farmland and 22% of Tasmanian farmland foreign-owned?’. The Conversation, 21 September.
  5. The Conversation (2016). ‘Viewpoints: do foreigners have more freedom to invest in Australia than in almost any other country?’, 9 September.
  6. ABC Lateline (2016). Panel debate on ‘Foreign investment in Australian critical infrastructure’, 19 August.
  7. ABC NewsRadio (2016). ‘National security concerns raised over potential partial sale of Ausgrid to Chinese companies’. Interview with Glen Bartholomew, 8 August.
  8. Wilson, J.D. (2016). ‘Morrison’s ruling on Kidman & Co sale redefines the national interest test’, The Conversation, 29 April. Reprinted in Australian Outlook, 2 May.
  9. Financial Times (2014). ‘Leighton sells John Holland to China SoE’, 12 December.
  10. Financial Times (2014). ‘Australia ‘open’ to more Chinese investment‘, 20 June.
  11. Wilson, J.D. (2014). ‘Foreign investment in Australian mining’. Interview with Babs McHugh, ABC Rural, 14 January.
  12. ABC Rural (2014). ‘Australian mining continues to attract foreign investors’, 14 January.
  13. ABC Rural (2013). ‘Chinese company gets federal nod to take over Yancoal’, 11 December.
  14. ABC Radio National (2013). ‘Treasurer made history with GrainCorp call, says analyst’. Interview with Eleanor Hall, The World Today program, 2 December. Reprinted in World Grain, 2 December.
  15. Wilson, J.D. (2013). ‘Foreign investment and the popularity test: does GrainCorp set a new precedent’, The Conversation, 2 December. Reprinted in Business Spectator and Food Magazine Australia, 2 December.
  16. Botterill, L. et al. (2013). ‘Hockey kills GrainCorp takeover by ADM: experts respond’, The Conversation, 29 November.
  17. Wilson, J.D. (2013). ‘Why Australia must deepen its Asian investment relationships’, The Conversation, 20 November. Reprinted in Business Australia, 20 November and Business Spectator, 28 November.


Media work regarding Australian mining industry

  1. The Guardian (2017), ‘WA Nationals leader digs in on mining tax as BHP Billiton steps up attack’, 10 March 2017.
  2. Lim, D (2014). ‘Hilary Clinton’s trade warning: Can China coerce Australia?’, Lowy Interpreter, 1 July.
  3. WA Today (2014). ‘Selling the heart of the gold industry to the WA public’, September 16.
  4. Stock Journal (2014). ‘Profits blindslide controversy’, 3 July.
  5. News segment interview on Queensland coal industry and Chinese coal import policies, multiple ABC Radio newsreels, 6 December 2013.
  6. Mining.com (2013). ‘Big 4′s massive new iron ore supply cutting juniors off at the knees’. January 24.
  7. Wilson, J.D. (2012). ‘The anatomy of the resource boom tells us it’s only going to get better for taxpayers’, The Conversation, 9 November.
  8. Wilson, J.D. (2012). ‘How China drives the Australian iron ore boom (and bust?)’, The Conversation, 27 August. Reprinted in Business Spectator, 27 August.
  9. News segment interview on prospects for continuation of mining boom, multiple ABC Radio newsreels, 23 August 2012
  10. Interview with Barry Nicholls, WA Regional Drive program, ABC Local Radio – Regional WA, 23 August 2012
  11. Interview with Geoff Hutchison, Perth Drive program, ABC Radio 720 Perth, 23 August 2012
  12. Interview with Paul Murray, 6PR Morning program, Radio 6PR Perth, 24 August 2012.
  13. Australian Financial Review (2012), ‘Debt covenant relief likely for Fortescue’, 18 September.
  14. Australian Financial Review (2012), ‘Resources still vibrant – key participants’, 24 August.
  15. Mining Chronicle (2012), ‘China to dictate future certainty’, Vol. 17(10), p. 6.


Other media work:

  1. Voice of American (2017). ‘Australia Positioning to Help US Check China’s Maritime Expansion’, 22 September.
  2. Wilson, J.D. (2017). ‘What does China want from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?’. Australian Outlook blog, Australian Institute of International Affairs, 20 January.
  3. South China Morning Post (2017). ‘Beijing-Taipei row takes shine off blood diamond meeting in Australia’, 5 May.
  4. ABC News (2017). ‘Trump International Hotel and Tower developer rules out bringing president’s name to Australia for now’, 28 February.
  5. News.com.au (2017). ‘So Long, Donald Trump: Fight with Australia is President’s worst move yet’, 11 February.
  6. Forbes Asia (2017). ‘China’s Business Elite Won’t Have Trouble Investing In The U.S. Under Trump’, 7 February.
  7. Interview with Tian Wei on Australia-China economic relations, World Insight program, China Global Television (CCTV-9), 8 February.
  8. Forbes Asia (2016). ‘Why China, Secretive For Decades, Is Opening Its Space Program To Tourists’, 3 November.
  9. Forbes Asia (2016). ‘Why Beijing Won’t Landfill This Valuable Sinkhole In The Disputed South China Sea’, 10 October.
  10. The Telegraph (2016). ‘China creates global steel champion as doubts deepen on output cuts’. 19 September.
  11. Forbes Asia (2016). ‘G20 Summit: China To Push Ambitious Economic Agenda On Wary World Leaders’, 31 August.
  12. Forbes Asia (2016). ‘The ISIS Threat Is Bringing Old Foes Australia And Indonesia Closer Together’, 4 August.
  13. Forbes Asia (2016). ‘World’s Top 20 Countries Tighten Scrutiny of Shaky Chinese Economy’, 2 August.
  14. Forbes Asia (2016). ‘What’s China Really Doing Up In Space?’, Forbes Asia, 30 June.
  15. ABC Online (2016). ‘Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank board meets for first time, Australian industries hope to benefit from stronger supply chains’, 14 January.
  16. Interview on Channel News Asia regarding new Australian Prime Minister and Cabinet, 21 September 2015.
  17. The Guardian (2015). ‘Disengaging WA from broader Australian economy ‘almost impossible’, 13 April.
  18. Bloomberg BusinessWeek (2014), ‘Why the US-China Emissions Pact Could Be a Climate Change Breakthrough’, 12 November.
  19. Reilly, B. (2014), ‘Australia now the odd-man in’, The West Australian, 11 November.
  20. Wilson, J.D. (2014). ‘Global commitment issues on display at the G20’, The Conversation, 20 October.
  21. ABC Radio National (2014). ‘BHP boss pushes for rollback of trade protection’. Interview with Pat McGrath, The World Today program, 23 May.
  22. Wilson, J.D. (2013). ‘Why Australia must deepen its Asian investment relationships’, The Conversation, 20 November. Reprinted in Business Australia, 20 November and Business Spectator, 28 November.
  23. Interview with Paul Murray, 6PR Morning program, Radio 6PR Perth, 20 November 2013.
  24. ABC News (2013). ‘Colin Barnett concerned spying stoush could affect WA’s relationship with Indonesia’, 21 November.
  25. News segment interview on First Murdoch Commission report, multiple ABC Radio newsreels, 21 November 2013.
  26. Asia Research Centre (2013). ‘Roundtable on Governing the Resources Boom’. Australian Political Studies Association Conference, 1 October 2013.
  27. The Australian (2013), ‘Corporate interest mines the research’, 9 October.
  28. Wilson, J.D. (2013). ‘Resource security and the Australia-Japan economic relationship’, The Conversation, 15 April.
  29. Interview with Paul Murray on Commonwealth Government’s Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, 6PR Morning program, Radio 6PR Perth, 29 October 2012.
  30. The West Australian (2012). ‘Asia the ultimate challenge: Gillard’, 29 October.
  31. ABC Radio National (2012). ‘Clive’s World’. Interview within Stanley Correy, Background Briefing program, 15 April.
  32. ABC Radio Australia (2012). ‘China to face WTO over rare earth export limits’. Interview with Liam Cochrane, Connect Asia program, 14 March.
  33. San Francisco Chronicle (2012). ‘Petronas Rebuff Casts Doubt on CNOOC $15.1 Billion Nexen Bid’, 22 October.
  34. Wilson J.D. (2011). ‘Australia-China: Some faulty economic assumptions’, Lowy Interpreter, 22 July.


Public lectures and speeches

From revisionism to status seeking: China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank initiative. Speech at Balsillie School of International Affairs, 14 September 2017.

The Future of Trade Under Trump: Middle Powers in the Asia-Pacific – Australia, Korea and Indonesia. Speech at Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 7 February 2017.

Negotiating pathways for multilateralising the Asia-Pacific trade architecture: Options in a post-TPP world. Speech to the Seoul Conference on Trade and Industry, Ministry of Trade Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea, 30 November 2016.

The ‘new bilateralism’ in the Asia-Pacific trade system: Economic and security drivers. Seminar for the National Asian Security Studies Program (NASSP), UNSW ADFA, 10 November 2016.

Resource Nationalism After the Boom: The Future of Business-Government Interactions in the Energy Sector. Presentation to Energy and Minerals Institute of Western Australia, 27 September 2016.

The Future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the 2016 US Presidential Election. Speech at Australian Institute of International Affairs Public Seminar, Deloitte Perth, 10 August 2016.

The contentious politics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Envoy Group Public roundtable, 25 May 2016.

Current Directions in the Asia-Pacific Trade System: Examining the ‘New Bilateralism’. Seminar for the Perth USAsia Centre’s Indo-Pacific Executive Development Program, 13 November 2015.

TPP vs RCEP: Choosing between the ‘mega-regional’ trade deals in the Asia-Pacific. Speech at Perth USAsia Centre, University of Western Australia, 6 August 2015.

Contribution to ‘Ten Years of the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement’ Public Forum, Perth USAsia Centre, University of Western Australia, 23 July 2015.

Mega-regional trade deals in the Asia-Pacific. Presentation to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Perth, 9 October 2014.

Free trade agreements and Australian trade policy choices. Contribution to ‘Trade – Opening Australia to the World’ Public Forum, Australian Labor Party, Perth, 31 July 2014.

Multilateral organisations and the challenge of international energy cooperation. Speech at G20 Youth Forum, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 9 May 2014.

The contemporary policy environment for Sino-Australian energy relations. Speech at Australia-China Futures Dialogue, Griffith University, 4 July 2013.

Resource Nationalism or resource liberalism? Explaining Australia’s approach to Chinese investment in its minerals sector. Public lecture to the Australian Institute of International Affairs, West Australia Branch, Perth, 28 August 2012.

Australia’s approach to Chinese minerals investment: Is the FIRB restricting Chinese resource investors? Presentation to Rio Tinto Ltd, Brisbane Australia, 3 October 2011.

The faulty economic assumptions of Australia’s ‘triangularity’ in Asia. Speech to New Voices – Dynamic Asia Conference, Lowy Institute for International Policy, 8 July 2011.

Administrative responsibilities

Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University

PhD Coordinator, 2015 – present.

Sir Walter School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Murdoch University

Academic Chair, Master of International Affairs program, 2014 – present

Murdoch University Human Research Ethics Committee

Research representative, 2014-16

Policy advisory roles

Perth USAsia Centre

Research Fellow, 2016-present

Australia-Indonesia Working Group (AIWG)

Group member and trade policy contributor to The Power of Proximity: Enhancing Australia-Indonesia Economic Relations report, 2017.

Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA)

Trade policy consultant for Australia-Indonesia Business Council (AIBC). Recommendations adopted in both AIBC and Indonesia-Australian Business Partnership Group (IA-BPG) submissions to IA-CEPA negotiators.

Parliament of Australia Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) Inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement 2016.

Invited expert testimony on various technical aspects of the TPP with respect to the National Interest Analysis (NIA) provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement 2016.

Invited submission on effects of TPP with respect to structure of Asia-Pacific region trade architecture

Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into the Foreign Investment Review Framework 2016.

Invited expert testimony regarding the Foreign Investment Review Board and assessment of investment in Australian ‘critical infrastructure’ by foreign state-owned enterprises.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia) Energy and Resources Taskforce

Contributing non-governmental specialist, 2015

Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee Inquiry into the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement 2014.

Public submission and invited expert testimony on operation of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms within Australian free trade agreements.

Department of Defence (Australia) Strategic Risk Assessment Process

Contributing non-governmental specialist, 2014

Department of Defence (Australia) Defence White Paper Consultation Process

Contributing non-governmental specialist, 2014

G20 Youth Forum 2014

Academic Delegate, Australia

First Murdoch Commission: Western Australia and the evolving regional order

Commission Member, 2013

Australia-China Futures Dialogue 2013: Securing Our Energy Future: Chinese and Australian Perspectives

Second Track Dialogue Member, Australia

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Former PhD supervisions

  • Shaomin XU. The Evolution of Chinese Soft Power: Its Domestic and International Roles (Awarded UWA 2016)

Current PhD supervisions

  • Chu Minh THAO. Principal supervisor (50%); with Prof Garry Rodan (Murdoch) Vietnam’s international trade policy-making.
  • Faris AL-FADHAT. Co-supervisor (50%); with Prof Kanishka Jayasuriya (Murdoch). Global governance and Southeast Asian regionalism: The Indonesian experience
  • Nathan WATSON. Co-supervisor (20%), with Prof Mark Beeson (UWA). The influence of US hegemony on Australia’s regional engagement with Asia.
  • Troy LEE-BROWN. Co-supervisor (20%), with Prof Mark Beeson (UWA). The rise of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ concept in Asian regional security.



Wilson, J.D. (2017). International Resource Politics in the Asia-Pacific: The political economy of conflict and cooperation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Wilson, J.D. (2013). Governing Global Production: Resource networks in the Asia-Pacific steel industry. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


Journal articles:

Wilson, J.D. (forthcoming). ‘The evolution of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: From a revisionist to status-seeking agenda’. International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.

Wilson, J.D. (forthcoming). ‘Whatever happened to the rare earths weapon? Critical materials and international security in Asia’. Asian Security.

Solis, M. and J.D. Wilson (2017). ‘From APEC to mega-regionals: The evolution of the Asia-Pacific trade architecture’. The Pacific Review, 30(6): 923-937.

Wilson, J.D. (2016). ‘Killing the goose that laid the golden egg? Australia’s resource policy regime in comparative perspective’. Australian Journal of Political Science, 51(1): 110-121.

Wilson, J.D. (2015). ‘Multilateral organisations and the limits to international energy cooperation’. New Political Economy, 20(1): 85-106.

Wilson, J.D. (2015). ‘Resource powers? Minerals, energy and the rise of the BRICS‘. Third World Quarterly, 36(2): 223-239.

Wilson, J.D. (2015). ‘Understanding resource nationalism: Economic dynamics and political institutions’. Contemporary Politics, 21(4): 399-416.

Wilson, J.D. (2015). ‘Mega-regional trade deals in the Asia-Pacific: Choosing between the TPP and RCEP?Journal of Contemporary Asia, 45(2): 345-353.

Breslin, S. and J.D. Wilson. (2015). ‘Bringing Mitrany back in? Toward Asian regional functional futures’. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 69(2): 126-143.

Wilson, J.D. (2015). ‘Regionalising resource security in the Asia-Pacific: The challenge of economic nationalism’. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 69(2): 224-245.

Beeson, M. and J.D. Wilson (2015). ‘Coming to terms with China: Managing complications in the Sino-Australian economic relationship’. Security Challenges, 11(2): 21-38.

Wilson, J.D. (2014). ‘Northeast Asian resource security strategies and international resource politics in Asia’. Asian Studies Review, 38(1): 15-32.

Wilson, J.D. (2012). ‘Resource security: A new motivation for free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region’. The Pacific Review, 25(4): 429-453.

Wilson, J.D. (2012). ‘Chinese resource security policies and the restructuring of the Asia-Pacific iron ore market’. Resources Policy, 37(3): 331-339.

Wilson, J.D. (2011). ‘Resource nationalism or resource liberalism? Explaining Australia’s approach to Chinese investment in its minerals sector’. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 65(3): 283-304.


Journal special issues

Hameiri, S. and J.D. Wilson (eds.) (2015). ‘The Contested Rescaling of Economic Governance in East Asia‘. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 69(2).


Book chapters and other articles

Wilson, J.D. (2017). ‘The resource nationalist challenge to global energy governance’. In A. Goldthau, M.F. Keating and C. Kuzemko (eds.), Handbook of International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Wilson, J.D. (2016). ‘The challenges of Australia’s resource power moment’. In M. Beeson and S. Hameiri (eds.), Australia in World Affairs 2011-2015: Navigating the New International Disorder. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Wilson, J.D. (2015). ‘The China-Australia free trade agreement: A compromised victory’. In J. Watson (ed.), The Conversation Yearbook 2015: Politics, policy and the chance of change. Melbourne: Melbourne University Publishing.

Wilson, J.D. (2012). ‘The Baosteel Group – a national champion amongst national champions’. In Xu, Yi-Chong (ed.), The Political Economy of State-Owned Enterprise Reform in China and India, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wilson, J.D. (2011). ‘China’s Rare Earths and Global Resource Security’. ANU-MASI Policy Background Papers, No. 5, Canberra: ANU-Macarthur Asian Security Initiative. Available at:

Wilson, J.D. (2011). ‘Dependency Theory in International Relations’. In K. Dowding (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Power. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.


Commissioned policy/technical papers and consultancy reports

Wilson, J.D. (2017). ‘Investing in the economic architecture of the Indo-Pacific’. Indo-Pacific Insight Series, Perth: Perth USAsia Centre.

Wilson, J.D. (2017). ‘RCEP: India’s economic bridge to Asia’, in Realising the Indo-Pacific: Tasks for India’s Regional Integration, Perth: Perth USAsia Centre.

Wilson, J.D. (2017). ‘What does China want from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?Indo-Pacific Insight Series, Perth: Perth USAsia Centre.

Wilson, J.D. (2017). ‘Middle Powers in the Asia Pacific: Australia, Korea and Indonesia’. The Trump Era and the Trade Architecture in the Asia-Pacific. Singapore: Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Wilson, J.D. (2017). ‘Australia’s post-Trump trade agenda: Making sense of limited options’. Sydney: United States Studies Centre.

Wilson, J.D. (2017). ‘The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: An Indo-Pacific approach to the regional trade architecture?Indo-Pacific Insight Series, Perth: Perth USAsia Centre.

Wilson, J.D. (2016). The changing architecture of the Asia-Pacific trading system: Implications for the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).  Technical Report for the Australia-Indonesia Business Partnership Group (IA-BPG), June 2016.

Wilson, J.D. (2016). ‘Can the Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateralise the ‘noodle bowl’ of Asia-Pacific trade agreements?Indo-Pacific Insight Series. Perth: Perth USAsia Centre.

Wilson, J.D. (2015). ‘Managing the controversies over Chinese foreign investment – Lessons from Australia’. China’s World, 1(1): 9-19.

Wilson, J.D. (2011). ‘China’s Rare Earths and Global Resource Security’. ANU-MASI Policy Background Papers (No. 5), Canberra: ANU-Macarthur Asian Security Initiative.