COVID-19

Past events

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September

01 to 03
Sep
2020
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Executive Education

Strategic public sector leadership series

Associate Professor Robert Styles

9.30am–4.30pm

Strategic Public Sector Leadership: Impacting wellbeing, performance & productivity in the modern workplace.

01
Sep
2020
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | ACDE Seminar

Islam and the state: Religious education in the age of mass schooling

Samuel Bazzi, Boston University

10.30am–12pm

Bazzi investigates the market response to the policy of expanding public schooling, designed in part to foster nation-building and to curb religious influence in society.

02
Sep
2020
Resources, Environment and Development Group | RE&D Research Seminar

Decolonising the Anthropocene: Crisis, climate justice and oceanic resistance

Dr Siobhan McDonnell and Maeve Powell, Hosted by Bec Colvin

12–12.45pm

Please join us for an upcoming RE&D Research Notes webinar, hosted by the Resources, Environment and Development group (RE&D), Crawford School of Public Policy.

RE&D Scholars Dr Siobhan McDonnell and Maeve Powell will present their research insights on decolonising the Anthropocene. The seminar will be facilitated by Dr Bec Colvin.

04
Sep
2020
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | PhD Seminar (Econ)

FDI performance and efficiency in Vietnam: A stochastic frontier analysis

Quoc Anh Ho

11am–12pm

Quoc Anh Ho presents a thesis proposal review on FDI performance and efficiency in Vietnam

04
Sep
2020
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

COVID, Planning reforms and the future of engagement

Sara Bice, Kylie Cochrane, Nick Thomas

12.30–2pm

The Australian National University Next Generation Engagement Program is delighted to invite you to the launch of our free industry webinar series. Over the coming months we will look at some of the most pressing emerging challenges and opportunities in infrastructure delivery - working with leaders from across the infrastructure sector to apply the unique ‘NextGen’ lens to these important discussions.

The past few months have brought planning reforms at State and Federal level, with significant implications for the way communities can engage with the planning process for major infrastructure. Our expert panelists will unpack the changes at State and Federal level, discuss the implications for community engagement and question what that might mean in terms of a social licence for new projects.

07 to 10
Sep
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Conference

Economic dimensions of COVID-19 in Indonesia: responding to the crisis

His Excellency Gary Quinlan, Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia; Boediono, Indonesia’s former Vice President; M Chatib Basri, Universitas Indonesia and Indonesia’s former Finance Minister; Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor, The Australian National University; and many more

1–3pm

This conference focuses on the economic dimensions of COVID-19 in Indonesia. This conference is held over four days online from 7-10 September 2020.

08
Sep
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Seminar

2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: On care, welfare conditionality and free riding

Dr Elise Klein

12–1pm

Care is essential to all life – we need it, we feel it, we desire it and none of us can live without it. It underpins so many practices in our lives – from reproductive work, to caring for children and the elderly, the community and ecology. This essential but mostly unpaid work is also something that the economy is dependent on, and it is mostly carried out by women. In this paper, Klein examines this “freeriding” (termed by Nancy Fraser) and its relationship with the ongoing stigmatisation of single mothers not in the labour force. Drawing on empirical research into contemporary welfare conditionality programs, Klein argues that welfare conditionality not only further stigmatises women, but can reinforce the expropriation of women’s labour. In drawing attention to the links between gender, welfare conditionality and capitalism’s dependency on care, Klein asks, what other ways can we imagine social security that values care and those that do the work?

08 to 10
Sep
2020
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific | Conference

Japan Update 2020: Japan's Choices Beyond COVID-19

Sanjaya Senanayake, Sota Kato, Hiromi Murakami, Haruka Sakamoto, Ippei Fujiwara, Sagiri Kitao, Toshitaka Sekine, Lauren Richardson, Rikki Kersten, Yoshihide Soeya, Tomohiko Satake

5–7pm

The Update is the flagship conference of the Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) in Crawford School of Public Policy, and the Japan Institute at The Australian National University. This year’s update brings together distinguished experts from Japan and Australia for the latest research and debates on how Japan will navigate the policy challenges of the post-COVID-19 world.

09
Sep
2020
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Japan’s economic crisis and recovery

Toshitaka Sekine (Hitotsubashi University) and Sagiri Kitao (University of Tokyo)

5–6.30pm

This panel will discuss the economic crisis from the coronavirus pandemic and the recovery strategy for Japan. How does COVID-19 change the economic outlook in Japan? Does a relatively high rate of corporate savings in major Japanese firms put them in a better position than their foreign rivals? Will Japan’s large government debt and limited capacity for fiscal expansion constrain the recovery process?

14
Sep
2020
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Launch of the Individual Deprivation Measure Country Study Report for Indonesia

Dr Maliki, Director for Poverty Alleviation and Development of Social Welfare, National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Indonesia. Facilitated by Ibu Nina Sardjunani, Head of the National SDGs Secretariat, National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Indonesia, Allaster Cox, Charge d’Affaires, Australian Embassy Jakarta

12–1.30pm

Please join us for a virtual launch of the Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) Multidimensional Poverty Reports for two districts in Indonesia.

15
Sep
2020
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | ACDE Seminar

Diagnosing housing fever with an econometric thermometer

Shuping Shi, Macquarie University

2–3.30pm

Shi presents a new econometric method for identifying housing bubbles, with an empirical application to Australian housing markets.

22
Sep
2020
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | ACDE Seminar

Emission reduction and foreign direct investment nexus in China

Yanrui Wu, University of Western Australia

2–3.30pm

Yanrui Wu investigates the association between city-level environmental regulation and changes in the pattern and structure of foreign direct investment in China.

22
Sep
2020
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

TikTok: The platform, the public, the politics

Policy Forum and ANU Learning Communities presents

7–8.30pm

The latest social media craze to sweep the world has been the entertainment platform of choice during lockdown periods for many of us. But this hasn’t stopped TikTok from becoming entangled in political controversy and debate about cybersecurity. In this event, we talk all things TikTok - from the perspective of users and with a political lens.

23
Sep
2020
Development Policy Centre | Public Seminar

Medical worker migration and origin-country human capital: evidence from U.S. visa policy

Dr Caroline Theoharides

10–11am

Dr Caroline Theoharides presents new research on the so-called brain drain for health workers using rich administrative data.

23
Sep
2020
Indonesia Project | Launch

BOOK LAUNCH. Democracy in Indonesia: from stagnation to regression

Emil Salim, Universitas Indonesia; Allen Hicken, University of Michigan; Eve Warburton, National University of Singapore; Thomas Power, The University of Sydney; and many more

1–2.30pm

ANU Indonesia Project warmly invites you to the book launch of Democracy in Indonesia: from stagnation to regression? (editors: Eve Warburton,Thomas Power, published by ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in 2020).

24
Sep
2020
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Age-dependent risk aversion: Re-evaluating fiscal policy impacts of population ageing

Phitawat Poonpolkul, CAMA, PhD Student

4–5pm

The study presented in this webinar revisits optimal fiscal policies in response to population ageing by introducing an age-dependent increasing risk aversion assumption into an OLG model with risk-sensitive preferences to factor in the welfare cost of the policy-induced uncertainties.

25
Sep
2020
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | PhD Seminar (Econ)

The impact of female leadership on public spending and service access: causal evidence from Indonesia

Ruth Nikijuluw

11am–12pm

Ruth Nikijuluw presents her PhD research on female leaders, public spending, and service access in Indonesia

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