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August

01
Aug
2016
Research School of Economics | Seminar

The Australian minimum wage and the needs of a family – 100 years of change, the institutions and outcomes

Rob Bray, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.

12–1pm

Rob Bray presents this Research School of Economics Seminar on the minimum wage.

01
Aug
2016
State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program | Seminar

Coffee, market economy and informality in late colonial Papua New Guinea

John Conroy, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School, ANU.

3–4.30pm

John Conroy explores how a variant of Keith Hart’s informal economy emerged among indigenous Gorokans in colonial Papua New Guinea.

02
Aug
2016
Indonesia Project | Indonesia Study Group

Realising a Green Economy: the opportunities and complexities of policy reform in Aceh

Luke Swainson, ANU.

1.10pm

The research concentrates on a case study in Aceh Province, Indonesia, and particularly ‘Aceh Green’, which was a provincial wide green economy initiative attempted between 2008 and 2012.

02
Aug
2016
The Australian National University | Function

Film screening: 'Prison Songs' and panel discussion

Indigenous Health staff, Rural Clinical School at the ANU Medical School.

5–7pm

The Indigenous Health staff from the Rural Clinical School at the ANU Medical School present this film screening of ‘Prison Songs’. The film will be followed by a panel discussion on issues raised.

03
Aug
2016
Research School of Economics | Seminar

The effect of credit and secondary markets on inflation before and during the great moderation

Dr Begona Dominquez, University of Queensland.

12–1pm

Dr Begona Dominquez presents this Research School of Economics Seminar on Macroeconomics.

03
Aug
2016
Development Policy Centre | Forum

Pacific possible: labour mobility

Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School, ANU; and Jesse Doyle, Social Protection Economist, World Bank

12.30–1.30pm

This forum presented the joint ANU-World Bank report, Pacific Possible on labour mobility.

04
Aug
2016
Crawford School of Public Policy | Lecture

Climate change and the humanities

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago.

12.30–1.30pm

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty discusses what the humanities can contribute to our understanding of climate change.

04
Aug
2016
Research School of Economics | Seminar

An experimental investigation of distinct motives for charitable giving

Associate Professor Gigi Foster, The University of New South Wales.

3.30–5pm

Associate Professor Gigi Foster presents this Research School of Economics Seminar.

08
Aug
2016
National Security College | Seminar

US foreign policy under the next presidency

Richard Fontaine, President, Center for a New American Security.

6–7pm

Richard Fontaine discusses how either a Democratic or Republican administration will tackle the foreign policy challenges of the post-Obama United States.

09
Aug
2016
Research School of Economics | Seminar

Unions, efficiency and bargaining when workers have heterogeneous productivity

Patrick Hamshere, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

12–1pm

Patrick Hamshere presents this Research School of Economics Seminar on economic theory.

09
Aug
2016
Tax and Transfer Policy Institute | Seminar

Commitment to pay taxes: a field experiment on the importance of promise

Professor Benno Torgler, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.

12.30–1.30pm

Professor Benno Torgler discusses research on tax compliance.

09
Aug
2016
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Technical and policy issues in the integration of renewable energy technologies to the electricity grid in the Asia-Pacific countries

Dr Arif Syed, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

2–3.30pm

Dr Arif Syed discusses technical and policy issues related to the integration of renewable electricity into existing electricity networks in several Asia-Pacific countries.

10
Aug
2016
Research School of Economics | Seminar

Policy uncertainty and cost of delaying reform: a case of ageing Japan

Sagiri Kitao, Keio University, Japan.

12–1pm

Sagiri Kitao presents this Research School of Economics Seminar on Macroeconomics.

11
Aug
2016
Research School of Economics | Seminar

Half sky over China: women’s political participation and sex imbalances in the Mao Era

Professor Yang Yao, Peking University.

3.30–5pm

Professor Yang Yao presents this Reseach School of Economics Seminar.

12 to 13
Aug
2016
Crawford School of Public Policy | Conference

Labour Econometrics Workshop

Bhash Mazumder, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

9am–5pm

This year’s Labour Econometrics Workshop provides an opportunity for researchers in applied microeconometrics to share and discuss their latest research, and receive constructive feedback.

12
Aug
2016
Crawford School of Public Policy | Crawford Research Seminar

Nickel and dimed in the Lao PDR: a political ecology of ‘Best Practice’ hydropower resettlement

Dr Keith Barney, Crawford School, ANU.

12–1pm

In this Crawford Research Seminar, Dr Keith Barney examines how hydropower produces social marginalisation, based upon a decade of ethnographic research in central Laos’ Hinboun Valley.

12
Aug
2016
The Australian National University | Launch

Launch of the Young Australians Plan for the Planet program

Youth perspectives across Australia, chaired by ABC presenter, Lish Fejer.

5–8pm

This launch will see a panel of talented young people taking questions from the audience on achieving sustainability in Australia and globally.

15
Aug
2016
East Asian Bureau of Economic Research | Launch

Australia-China Joint Economic Report launch

The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP; Dr John Hewson AM, and Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale AO, Crawford School; Dr He Fan, Renmin University; HE Cheng Jingye, Chinese Ambassador to Australia; Professor Shirley Leitch, ANU; Moderated by Allan Gyngell, Crawford School.

5.30–7pm

The event will see the Canberra launch of the Australia-China Joint Economic Report. The report is the first major joint study of the economic relationship between Australia and China.

16
Aug
2016
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Thailand’s automotive manufacturing corridor

Peter Warr, Emeritus Professor, ANU.

2–3.30pm

Peter Warr investigates the policies that have contributed to Thailand’s extraordinary success as automobile producer and exporter.

17
Aug
2016
Indonesia Project | Indonesia Study Group

United we stand: Pribumi politics in an Indonesian provincial town

Amalinda Savirani, Gadjah Mada University.

12.30–2pm

Amalinda Savirani discusses native (Pribumi) entrepreneurs using the cases of the batik and construction sectors in the provincial town of Pekalongan, Central Java.

17
Aug
2016
Research School of Economics | Lecture

Mortality and urbanisation: SSA paradox

Professor Markus Brueckner, ANU Research School of Economics.

5.30–7pm

Professor Markus Brueckner examines the relationship between urbanisation and mortality, focusing on different regions across the globe.

18
Aug
2016
National Security College | Seminar

The China-Pakistan axis: Asia’s new geopolitics

Andrew Small, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).

6–7pm

Andrew Small explains the ramifications of Sino-Pakistani ties for the West, for India, for Afghanistan and for Asia as a whole.

19
Aug
2016
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

The power of institutions: the importance of effective governments for electricity use in developing countries

Rohan Best, PhD Candidate, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School.

9.30–11am

Rohan Best discusses the effectiveness of institutions for increasing electricity use in developing countries.

19
Aug
2016
The Australian National University | Forum

Conversations across the Creek series

Professor Marcus Hutter, and Associate Professor Lexing Xie, ANU Research School of Computer Science; Dr Adam Henschke, National Security College, ANU Crawford School; and Dr Emmeline Taylor, ANU School of Sociology.

12–1.30pm

This event is an initiative under the auspices of the Head of the Humanities Research Centre and the Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science to provide a space for continuing dialogue among ANU scientists, social scientists and humanities scholars.

23
Aug
2016
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

The Malthusian paradox: declining food prices in the very long run

Harry Bloch, Curtin Business School.

2–3.30pm

Harry Bloch explains the failure of the Malthusian prediction.

25
Aug
2016
Research School of Economics | Seminar

Robust incentive contracting

Gabriel Carroll, Stanford University.

3.30–5pm

Gabriel Carroll presents this Research School of Economics Seminar.

26
Aug
2016
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Alternative livelihoods for household food security: evidence from a small-island fishing community in Indonesia

Rus'an Nasrudin, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

9.30–11am

Rus’an Nasrudin presents his research on food security in Kei Island, Indonesia.

26
Aug
2016
Crawford School of Public Policy | Crawford Research Seminar

Fire, flood and asbestos: financing disaster recovery with income and equity contingent loans

Dr Leo Dobes, Crawford School, ANU.

12–1pm

In this Crawford Research Seminar, Dr Leo Dobes proposes an innovative and integrated funding approach for natural disasters and other exigencies, based on a combination of income and equity contingent loans.

27
Aug
2016
Crawford School of Public Policy | Function

ANU Open Day 2016

Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

9am–4pm

Looking to enhance your public policy career with a postgraduate qualification? Talk to Crawford’s team of academics and course advisors at ANU Open Day to explore which public policy postgraduate degree best suits your career goals.

29
Aug
2016
The Australian National University | Seminar

Climate Café: how climate change threatens our security

Admiral Professor Chris Barrie.

12.15–1.45pm

Join this gathering of students and researchers interested in discussing ideas and questions on climate change and related topics.

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