ADEW Program

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Day One

Detailed Program

Day 1: Thursday 6 June 2013




Opening RemarksVenue: HB1
Dr Michael Carnahan, Chief Economist, AusAID


Keynote Address IVenue: HB1
Professor Anne Krueger, Johns Hopkins University
What Have We Learnt about Development Economics from the Global Financial Crisis?


Coffee breakVenue: HB Foyer


Concurrent Session A1Venue: HB1

Family and Demography

Salma Ahmed, Deakin University
Determinants of Pregnancy, Induced and Spontaneous Abortion in a Jointly Determined Framework: Evidence from a Country wide District Level Household Survey in India

Cong Wang, Monash University
Can Infant Mortality, Female Education, Urbanization and Income Explain Fertility Decline in Developing Countries?

Liang Choon Wang, Monash University International Migration, Gender Imbalances, and Marriage Market Outcomes in the Philippines

Concurrent Session A2Venue: HB2

Growth and Productivity

Longfeng Ye, UWA
On the Existence of a Middle Income Trap

Peter Timmer, Harvard University Structural transformation of the Agri-Food System: Five key interactions

Shuo Chen, Fudan University, China
Rural Tax Reform: Agricultural Productivity and Local Public Finance


LunchVenue: HB Foyer


Concurrent Session B1Venue:  HB1

Gender and Discrimination

Lutfunnahar Begum, Monash University Identifying Gender Bias in Parental ‘Attitude’: An Experimental Approach

Marie-Claire Robitaille, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Sex-Selective Abortions and Infant Mortality in India:  The Role of Parents' Stated Son Preference

Chris Barrett, Cornell University
Decomposing Intergenerational Income Elasticity: The gender-differentiated contribution of capital transmission in rural Philippines

Concurrent Session B2Venue: HB2

Macro and International

Susan Olivia, Monash University
Measuring Economic Change in Indonesia – As Seen from Space

Eik Swee, University of Melbourne
Is Happiness Really a Warm Gun? The Political Consequences of U.S. Weapons Sales

Akihiro Kubo, University of Toyama, Japan
How did central banks react to the global financial crisis? A semi-structural investigation


Coffee breakVenue: HB Foyer


Concurrent Session C1Venue: HB1

Social Capital

Ariel BenYishay, UNSW
Communicating with Farmers through Social Networks

Alin Halimatussadiah, University of Indonesia
Social Capital and Collective Environmental Action: Analysing Behaviour using Experimental Method

Ananta Neelim, Monash University
Religion, Minority Status and Trust: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Concurrent Session C2Venue: HB2

Corruption and Contract

Tatyana Chesnokova, University of Adelaide
Who makes Fisheries Access Agreements with Whom and Why?

Ranjan Ray, Monash University
Informality and Corruption

Shrabani Saha, Edith Cowan University
Corruption, Shadow Economy and Income Inequality: Evidence from Asia


Keynote Address II,Venue: Coombs Lecture Theatre
The 12th H.W. Arndt Memorial Lecture:
Professor Justin Yifu Lin, Peking University
New Structural Economics: A Third Wave of Development Thinking


Conference Dinner (for speakers)Venue: Common Room, Uni House

Day Two

Detailed Program

Day 2: Friday 7 June 2013




Concurrent Session D1Venue: HB1

Human capital

Gaurav Datt, Monash University
Schooling outcomes in the developing world: A new measure

Mabel Andalon, University of Melbourne
The Effect of Schooling on Contraceptive Knowledge and Use in Mexico

Elisabetta Magnani, UNSW
Dispersion, Evolution and Determination: Intergenerational Transmission of Education
in China during 1990-2000

Concurrent Session D2Venue: HB2


Maria S Gochoco-Bautista, Asian Development Bank Manila
Corporate Investments in Asian Emerging Markets: Financial Conditions, Financial Development, and Financial Constraints

Neil McCulloch, AusAID Jakarta
Does better provincial governance boost private investment in Vietnam?

Eric Ramstetter, International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development, Japan
Ownership and Energy Efficiency in Indonesia’s Manufacturing Plants: Comparing the 1990s and the Early 21stCentury


Coffee break Venue: HB Foyer


Special Session on Food SecurityVenue: HB1

Chris Barrett, Cornell University
Food or Consequences: Food Security and Its Implications for Global Socio-political Stability

Peter Timmer, Harvard University
Food Security and Socio-political Stability in Southeast Asia

Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide
Trade Policies and Global Food Security

Peter Warr, ANU
Food Security: New Measures and Determinants


LunchVenue: HB Foyer


Concurrent Session E1Venue: HB1

Labour and Trade

Juthathip Jongwanich, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Global Production Sharing and Wage Premium: Evidence from Thai Manufacturing

Kien Trung Nguyen, ANU
Determinants of labour demand in the manufacturing sector: does firm ownership matter?

Anthony Swan, ANU
Trade Barriers and the Price of Capital Goods

Concurrent Session E2Venue: HB2

Poverty and vulnerability

Lachlan McDonald, RMIT
Household Vulnerability to Poverty in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

Cate Rogers, ANU
Poverty, risks and vulnerability in four remote villages in Papua New Guinea

Anu Rammohan, UWA
Dietary diversity and food insecurity in rural Burma


Coffee breakVenue: HB Foyer


Concurrent Session F1Venue: HB1

Chau Nguyen, Monash University
Does microcredit change informal lending in village economies? A case study in Bangladesh

Debayan Pakrashi, UQ
The Microfinance Puzzle: Intrahousehold Distribution and Seasonality in Labour Supply

Sujiphong Shatragom, Uni of Adelaide
Is joint liability lending more efficient than individual lending?

Concurrent Session F2Venue: HB2

Health and Risk
Elan Satriawan, National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, Office of Vice President-Republic of Indonesia
Does Social Health Insurance Help the Poor to Access the Health Services? Evidence from Indonesia

Lisa Cameron, Monash University
The Dirty Business of Reducing Open Defecation: Lessons from a Sanitation Intervention

Nicholas Biddle, ANU
Poor (Indigenous) Economics: Lessons for Indigenous policy from development and lessons for development policy from Indigenous research

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