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Alex Blair

  • Title: Mr
  • Position: Associate Lecturer - Department of Economics
  • Qualifications: BA (Economics), UNSW; MCom, UNSW

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Areas of Expertise

  • East Asian economies
  • Development economics
  • Economics of technological change


  • Master of Commerce: Economics (University of New South Wales)
  • Bachelor of Arts: Economics (University of New South Wales)


journal toggle icon open Refereed Journal Articles

  • Blair, A. and Chareunsy, A. K. (2017). Modelling guanxi with a games network approach. Oxford Development Studies, 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2017.1397619
  • Blair, A. (2010). Justice undone: The trial of General Araki Sadao. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences5(4): 107-120.
  • Freedman, C. and A. Blair (2010). Seeds of destruction: The decline and fall of the US car industry. Economic and Labour Relations Review21(1), 105-126.
  • Freedman, C., A. Blair, and D. Chung (2010). The handmaiden’s tale: Japan’s foreign investment as a reflection of its domestic economy. International Journal of Business and Globalisation4(4), 322-337. DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2010.032969
  • Freedman, C., A. Blair and A. Vicary (2007), "Tried by One's Peers: How Effective are Open Systems in Academia?", International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 7(1): 107-114.
  • Freedman, C. and A. Blair (2007), "If Corporate Governance is the Answer, What is the Question? The Illusory Relation between Structural Solutions and Japanese Deflation", The Economics and Labour Relations Review, 17(2): 25-35.

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  • Blair, A. and C. Freedman (2004), "Are Japanese Multinationals Different? Technology Transfer in the Asian Region", in R. Haak and D. Tachiki (eds.) Corporate Impact of Globalisation - Strategies and Organisation of Multinational Corporations in Asia-Pacific. Frankfurt: Luducium, pp. 141-166.

conference toggle icon open Conferences and Presentations

  • Blair, A. (2009). Stunde Null 1978: Perceptions of pre- and post-reform China. In L. Chester, M. Johnson, & P. Kriesler (Eds.), Australian Society of Heterodox Economists, Conference (pp. 46-62). Sydney: The University of NSW, Sydney.