Tristram Sainsbury


Tristram is Research Fellow and Project Director in the G20 Studies Centre. He is a contributing author and co-editor with Mike Callaghan of a forthcoming book, The Future of International Economic Governance and the G20, and editor of the G20 Studies Centre’s quarterly G20 Monitor. Prior to joining the Lowy Institute, Tristram was at the Australian Treasury where he worked on G20 policy, focusing mainly on international financial architecture reform, financial regulation reform, and G20 growth strategies. He has also worked on a project on innovative approaches to Australian assistance to microstates in the Pacific at the Crawford School for Public Policy at the Australian National University. Tristram holds a Masters in Applied Economics from ANU and has completed undergraduate studies in Resource Economics at the University of Sydney. Tristram is a visiting fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University.

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19 Aug 2016

The 21st edition of the G20 Monitor highlights considerations for the G20 ahead of the 4–5 September 2016 G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hangzhou, China. It also canvasses three topics that are possibly of interest to the 2017 German G20 Presidency: cyber rule-setting, global migration governance,...


29 Jul 2016

In this Lowy Institute Analysis, G20 Studies Centre Research Fellow and Project Director Tristram Sainsbury and Research Associate Hannah Wurf argue that the G20 should be at the centre of Australia’s approach to international economic engagement in the years ahead.

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19 May 2016

It is now close to the halfway point in China’s 2016 G20 Presidency, and this issue of the G20 Monitor discusses several additional considerations for China as it pursues a vision of an innovative, invigorated, interconnected, and inclusive world economy.

In light of the...


16 Feb 2016

The 19th issue of the G20 Monitor focuses on the state of the G20 in the initial months of the Chinese G20 Presidency and examines policies that could contribute to the G20’s core goal of improving global economic growth.

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29 Oct 2015

G20 engagement group representatives from Business (B20), Civil Society (C20), Labour (L20), Think Tanks (T20), Women (W20), and Youth (Y20) have contributed to the 18th issue of the G20 Monitor. The representatives address how their groups have contributed to the G20 process in 2015, their...

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