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April

01
Apr
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Workshop

Wattle bites

Grazia Scotellaro

12–1pm

Come along to see Grazia with everyday Wattle questions, or to discuss other technological innovations in teaching (i.e. iPad, Smartboard).

01
Apr
2014
Resources, Environment and Development Group | PhD Seminar

Understanding the disconnect between agri-environment investment and biodiversity outcomes

David Salt, PhD student, ANU

1–2pm

David Salt’s research aims to explore why there has been an ongoing failure by governments here in Australia and overseas in connecting public investment in the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes (on private land).

01
Apr
2014
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Rethinking the emissions-income relationship in terms of growth rates

Professor David Stern, Crawford School, ANU.

2–3.30pm

Professor David Stern and his co-authors investigate the relationship between emissions and income in terms of long-run growth rates. They find that the environmental Kuznets effect, convergence, and time effects are important determinants of emissions growth.

03
Apr
2014
Resources, Environment and Development Group | RE&D Research Seminar

The impact of information provision on Agglomeration Bonus performance: an experimental study on local networks

Professor Frans de Vries, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, Scotland.

12.30–1.30pm

In this seminar, Professor Frans de Vries will discuss the Agglomeration Bonus (AB) - a policy mechanism to induce adjacent landowners to spatially coordinate their land use for the delivery of ecosystem services from farmland.

03
Apr
2014
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Implicit central bank preferences: nominal GDP and the great moderation

Dony Alex, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

12.30–1.30pm

In this seminar, Dony Alex estimates a forward looking nominal GDP rule for the US spanning from 1960-2007 and tries to reconsider the preferences of the Federal Reserve during this period.

04
Apr
2014
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Constrained to study in good universities? The impact of household income on the access to quality higher education in Korea

Eunsup Jang, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

9.30–11am

In this seminar Eunsup Jang investigates the impact of household income on students’ access to quality higher education in Korea.

04
Apr
2014
Asia & the Pacific Policy Society | Public Seminar

Special presentation of the Asian Development Outlook 2014 Report

Dr Joe Zveglich, Assistant Chief Economist, and Emma Veve, Principal Economist, Pacific Department, Asian Development Bank.

12.30–1.30pm

Dr Joe Zveglich, Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Assistant Chief Economist and Emma Veve, Principal Economist of ADB’s Pacific Department, will present and discuss the Asian Development Outlook 2014 (ADO)—ADB’s flagship economic publication. The report aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia and the Pacific, with growth projections by country and region.

04
Apr
2014
Centre for Climate Economics and Policy | Lecture

Reflections on China's carbon markets

Dr Yue Tan David Tang, Deputy General Manager, Funds Department, Strait Energy Limited.

2–3.30pm

China is moving towards using carbon markets as part of its climate policy. In this lecture, Dr Yue Tan David Tang, who has been involved with the design of the Tianjin emissions trading scheme and other aspects of Chinese carbon markets, will discuss carbon pricing in China.

04
Apr
2014
Development Policy Centre | Public Seminar

Growth prospects in the Pacific: four challenges driving longer-term prospects

Emma Veve, Principal Economist, Pacific Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB); Christopher Edmonds, Senior Economist, Pacific Department, Asian Development Bank.

2.30–3.30pm

Experts from the Asian Development Bank discussed the trends that are shaping growth across the Pacific.

08
Apr
2014
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Repositioning in the global apparel value chain in the post-MFA era: the case of Sri Lanka

Professor Prema-chandra Athukorala, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

2–3.30pm

Many trade modellers predicted that, large low cost countries and countries in proximity to major markets would crowd out performance of other developing countries. The reality in world apparel trade after the termination of Multi-fiber Arrangement (MFA) is different: a number of ‘predicted loser’ perform well, contrasted to ‘predicted gainers’. Professor Athukorala explains why, using the case of Sri Lanka.

08
Apr
2014
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific | Seminar

Education and support for representative, direct and stealth democracy

Dr Hilde Coffé, Senior lecturer, Political Science and International Relations Programme, Victoria University of Wellington.

4–5.15pm

Using data collected within the scope of a Dutch internet panel survey (LISS) in 2011, this study tracks public support for direct, stealth and representative democracy according to educational level.

10
Apr
2014
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Estimating fiscal multipliers: news from a non-linear world

Gabriela Nodari, PhD student, University of Verona.

12.30–1.30pm

In this seminar Gabriela Nodari will discuss non-linear VARs to assess to what extent fiscal spending multipliers are countercyclical in the United States.

10
Apr
2014
Resources, Environment and Development Group | RE&D Research Seminar

Solar capitalisation in the Australian property market

Dr Chunbo Ma, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia.

12.30–1.30pm

In this seminar Dr Chunbo Ma will discuss the first empirical estimate of the price premium of properties with photovoltaic (PV) panels in Australia.

11
Apr
2014
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Labour force and retirement dynamics of married couples: evidence from Australia

Manoj K Pandey, PhD scholar, Crawford School.

9.30–11am

In this seminar Manoj K Pandey will discuss new evidence on labour force and retirement dynamics of married couples in Australia.

14
Apr
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Seminar

Should government be risk-neutral?

Allan Randall, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, The University of Sydney.

3.30–5pm

The idea that government should seek to maximise expected value has currency in many risky contexts: as an investor, a regulator of risky innovations and in climate policy. In this talk, Professor Allan Randall will discuss risk-neutral government, concluding with a critique of risk-neutrality in the regulation of pharmaceutical products and medical treatments.

17
Apr
2014
Australian National Institute of Public Policy | Forum

Food and environmental security - Australia’s contribution

Professor David Lobell, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University; Dr Mark Howden, CSIRO; Professor Murray Badger, Research School of Biology, ANU; Sarah Bridge, Department of Agriculture; Professor Robert Costanza, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

1–5pm

This event brings together experts to discuss solutions for food and environmental security issues and how they can be applied in Australia.

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