Alyssa Leng is a Research Associate in the Power and Diplomacy program at the Lowy Institute. Before joining the Institute, Alyssa worked on Australia's economic policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic and infrastructure policy at the Australian Treasury. She has also worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. Alyssa’s research interests include geo-economics as well as economic growth and development, particularly in Southeast Asia. She is one of the principal researchers behind the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index, a data-driven project which maps the changing distribution of power in the region.