Lauren A. Johnston

Postdoctoral Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne.

Lauren’s research focuses on China’s economy and the China-Africa economic nexus. Lauren holds a PhD in Economics (Peking), an MSc Development Economics (London (SOAS)) and a B.Com/B.A (Melbourne). Prior to completing a PhD, Lauren was an ODI Fellow in Sierra Leone and Guyana, a World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow based in Geneva, and a consultant at the World Bank in Washington.

Bridges news

21 August 2018
Alors que le dividende démographique chinois de ces quarante dernières années touche à sa fin, le pays recherche activement de nouvelles opportunités économiques dans des activités productives à plus forte valeur ajoutée. L’Afrique pourrait-elle s’avérer la grande gagnante de cette restructuration...
5 July 2018
As China’s four-decade long demographic dividend is coming to an end, the country is actively seeking to seize new economic opportunities in higher-value-added productive activities. Could Africa be the big winner of this economic restructuring? In September, leaders of China and most African...
19 December 2016
O crescente papel da China como investidora no exterior pode ter um efeito transformador para os países da África. No entanto, isso dependerá de como os destinatários dos investimentos chineses utilizarão esses fluxos para seu próprio desenvolvimento sustentável.
23 September 2016
Quelles sont les implications de l’investissement extérieur croissant de la Chine pour le continent africain, en particulier dans le cadre de l’initiaitve chinoise « One Belt, One Road » ? Les flux d’aide, de commerce et d’investissement entre la Chine et l’Afrique font partie des catalyseurs du...
15 September 2016
China’s growing outbound investment ambitions could be as transformative for today’s poor countries as inbound investment was for China. This will depend upon how recipient developing economies, in particular in Africa, utilise China’s investor interest for their own sustainable development. Aid,...