Raymond Mallon. 
Freelance Economist 
Economic Consultant

Positions and interests

  • Economic Consultant, Program Design and Evaluation

  • Regional Economic Cooperation (especially ASEAN and ASEAN+)

  • Visiting Fellow, Australia Vietnam Policy Institute

Looking for interesting part-time professional and volunteer economic policy consulting and advisory opportunities, especially in Southeast Asia.

Summary Resume 

Curriculum Vitae

General experience

An economist with more than three decade’s experience learning about economic development, regulatory reform, and economic integration issues in Asia and the Pacific, providing program design and evaluation consulting services for national and multilateral development and research organisations.

As part-time economic advisor to research and planning agencies and regional institutions in Southeast Asia, I advise on economic development planning and policies, and regulatory, trade and investment reforms. Engagement with regional economic groupings (e.g., ASEAN, RCEP and the GMS initiative) has provided me valuable opportunities to work with leading thinkers in Asia.

In addition to economic research and consulting reports, I have contributed to outreach publications, conference and working papers, and book chapters (e.g. the Viet Nam 2035 report), and co-authored Viet Nam: a transition tiger? published by ANU's Asia Pacific Press. Click here for details.

My formal education includes a Masters Degree in Economics from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Agriculture Economics (Hons) from the University of New England.

A member of the Australian Institute for Company Directors (since 2007), I am interested in approaches to improving public sector and corporate governance in Viet Nam and Southeast Asia.

As a member of the Board of the United Nations School (UNIS, Hanoi), I chaired the UNIS Governance Committee. I was also an adviser to AIESEC (Foreign Trade University, Hanoi).

From a farming family, I maintain a strong interest in rural development issues.

Pastimes include cycling, reading, trekking, yoga, travel, food and wine.

Professional Expertise: Economist

  • Economic growth and equity, trade, (ASEAN) regional economic cooperation and development policy and planning studies.

  • Country, program, and thematic planning and evaluation (Asia).

  • Private sector, investment, regulation and state enterprise reform.

  • Regional and rural economic development.

  • Environmental and resource management policy analysis.

  • Governance and capacity building.

  • Political economy of economic reform and development.

Other skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • High level stakeholder engagement and communication skills.

  • Established high level networks in Asia and Australia.

  • Negotiation, capacity building and leadership skills.

  • Writing, communications, and computer skills.

Country experience

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Caribbean, China, Egypt, Fiji, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam.


1986 Master of Economics, Australian National University.

1982 Bachelor of Agriculture Economics (Hon.), University of New England.

1975 Farm Technology Certificate, Albury Technical College.

Short-term training in strategic planning, evaluation, corporate governance, board skills, and communications.

  • Asian Studies Association.

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • World Economics Association.

Volunteer positions
  • (Former) AIESEC Board of Advisors, U. of Foreign Trade, Hanoi.

  • (Former) Member, Board of Directors (and former Chair of Governance Committee) United Nations International School of Hanoi.

Typical clients include:
  • Multilateral institutions (ADB, UN and the World Bank).

  • Government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs).

  • Research institutes or organisations.


Email: raymallon@gmail.com  

Twitter: @mallonray


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