Peter was educated at the University of Otago, the University of New England and Simon Fraser University. He has been a visiting Scholar at the University of Otago, The University of British Columbia, Rutgers University and The University of Oxford. He was previously at the University of New South Wales and the Productivity Commission.
Peter’s research is focused on the interactions between economic growth, economic development and international trade. Particular interests include economic miracles in East Asia, China and India, human capital accumulation, international trade, and immigration. Current projects include regional growth in India, measuring the balance of military power, human capital accumulation in China, and the middle income trap.
Peter’s research is published widely in journals such as The International Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Economic Theory, Oxford Economics Papers, World Development, World Economy and Explorations in Economic History. Peter has also served as an expert consultant to the Productivity Commission and to the Department of Innovation, industry, Science and Research.