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Barry Sterland

Visiting Fellow - Global Economy and Development

Barry Sterland is a Visiting Fellow leading a project looking at economic risk and resilience in Asia. The work will be looking at sources of economic vulnerability both inside and external to the region, current domestic, regional and global policies promoting resilience, and practical policy ideas that could improve the region’s preparedness for economic shocks.

Sterland recently finished a two-year term as Executive Director on the IMF Board, representing Australia, Korea, and 13 other mainly Asia-Pacific countries. He is a Deputy Secretary in the Australian Treasury and is seconded to the Brookings Institution for the duration of the project, February to October 2017.

Prior to his IMF appointment, Sterland was Deputy Secretary in charge of international economic engagement at the Australian Treasury. In this role, he led the G-20 Finance Deputies group during Australia’s Presidency of the G-20 in 2014, represented Australia on the Financial Stability Board, and was closely involved in regional forums such as APEC and in Australia’s bilateral economic engagement in the Asian region.

Sterland spent the previous decade in working in senior positions within the Australian Government leading work in the areas of carbon pricing, domestic macroeconomic policy, and Cabinet governance.

He was a Fulbright Scholar, and studied economics and public policy at Princeton and Sydney Universities.

Barry Sterland is a Visiting Fellow leading a project looking at economic risk and resilience in Asia. The work will be looking at sources of economic vulnerability both inside and external to the region, current domestic, regional and global policies promoting resilience, and practical policy ideas that could improve the region’s preparedness for economic shocks.

Sterland recently finished a two-year term as Executive Director on the IMF Board, representing Australia, Korea, and 13 other mainly Asia-Pacific countries. He is a Deputy Secretary in the Australian Treasury and is seconded to the Brookings Institution for the duration of the project, February to October 2017.

Prior to his IMF appointment, Sterland was Deputy Secretary in charge of international economic engagement at the Australian Treasury. In this role, he led the G-20 Finance Deputies group during Australia’s Presidency of the G-20 in 2014, represented Australia on the Financial Stability Board, and was closely involved in regional forums such as APEC and in Australia’s bilateral economic engagement in the Asian region.

Sterland spent the previous decade in working in senior positions within the Australian Government leading work in the areas of carbon pricing, domestic macroeconomic policy, and Cabinet governance.

He was a Fulbright Scholar, and studied economics and public policy at Princeton and Sydney Universities.