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March

02
Mar
2015
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

The economics of hydropower: integrating downstream externalities and multiple water uses into dam operator decision-making

Paul Wyrwoll, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy.

12–1pm

In this thesis proposal review, Paul Wyrwoll will present research that applies economic theory and modelling to the problem of maximising social benefits from hydropower dams and reservoirs.

02
Mar
2015
Australia South Asia Research Centre | ASARC Lecture

2015 Narayanan Oration

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited.

5.30–6.30pm

The 2015 Narayanan Oration will be delivered by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. She will talk on ‘Innovating for growth: building India-Australia high-tech business cooperation through start-ups’.

05
Mar
2015
Resources, Environment and Development Group | RE&D Research Seminar

The measurement of social impacts as a public policy problem: the case of major resource projects in Papua New Guinea

Dr Colin Filer, Crawford School, ANU.

12.30–1.30pm

In this seminar Dr Colin Filer will discuss measuring major resource projects’ social impacts.

06 to 07
Mar
2015
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Workshop

Prospects of Korean reunification and its global economic effects

Warwick McKibbin and other prominent speakers.

9am–12pm

In this workshop, renowned Korean and international specialists in government, academia and research institutes will present their academic and policy-oriented research related to the prospects of Korean reunification and its economic consequences for the Korean peninsula and neighboring countries.

10
Mar
2015
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Can the WTO be saved? PS - does it really matter?

Malcolm Bosworth and Greg Cutbush, Academic visitors, Crawford School.

2–3.30pm

The seminar is based on an article prepared by Bosworth, Cutbush and Jenny Corbett for the WTO Bali Ministerial Meeting in 2012. The speakers discuss why it is hard to save the WTO and how the proliferation of preferential trade agreements exacerbates the problem.

11
Mar
2015
Indonesia Project | Indonesia Study Group

Changing patterns of support for ISIS and al-Qaeda in Indonesia

Sidney Jones and Solahudin, Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict.

12.30–2pm

In this seminar Sidney Jones and Solahudin will discuss why Indonesia still lacks a national strategy on counter-terrorism.

12
Mar
2015
Resources, Environment and Development Group | PhD Seminar

Hidden parts of the oil palm industry in Indonesia

Yusuke Koizumi, PhD scholar, University of Tokyo.

12.30–1.30pm

In this seminar Yusuke Koizumi will discuss the expansion of independent smallholders’ oil palm cultivation in Riau province, Indonesia.

12
Mar
2015
Indonesia Project | Indonesia Study Group

Jokowi: from electoral sensation to presidential disappointment?

Dr Marcus Mietzner, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU.

12.30–2pm

In this talk Dr Marcus Mietzner will evaluate Jokowi’s first few months in office and try to gauge what lies ahead.

12
Mar
2015
Development Policy Centre | Public Lecture

The 2015 Harold Mitchell Development Policy Annual Lecture - The new economy and development: an Indonesian perspective

Dr Mari Elka Pangestu, Professor of International Economics at the University of Indonesia and Former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesian Government.

5.30–6.30pm

Dr Mari Elka Pangestu discussed Indonesia’s new wave of economic change and the challenges ahead.

13
Mar
2015
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Productivity, efficiency and rural development in Myanmar rice production

Nilar Aung, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

9.30–11am

In this seminar Nilar Aung will analyse the source and extent of potential productivity and efficiency gains in Myanmar rice production.

17 to 18
Mar
2015
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Workshop

Growth prospects and fragilities in the global economy

Warwick McKibbin, Adele Morris, David Vines and other prominent speakers.

8.30am–5pm

This two day workshop will bring together leading scholars on the economics of key regions with an eye to weaving together a consistent view of the likely global economic outlook over the coming decade.

17
Mar
2015
Tax and Transfer Policy Institute | Seminar

Facing demographic challenges: pension cuts or tax hikes?

Dr Chung Tran, Research School of Economics, ANU.

12.30–1.30pm

In this seminar Dr Tran will discuss policy options to mitigate fiscal pressure arising from an ageing Australian population.

17
Mar
2015
Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Directed technical change and the British Industrial Revolution

David Stern, Crawford School.

2–3.30pm

In this seminar Professor David Stern revisits the Industrial Revolution in Britain in a model that allows the elasticity of substitution between machines and energy to be less than unity.

19
Mar
2015
Resources, Environment and Development Group | Seminar

Australia's collapsed competitiveness: causes and cures

Professor Tony Makin, Griffith University.

12.30–1.30pm

Professor Tony Makin will talk about Australia’s international competitiveness and economic policy responses.

19
Mar
2015
Research School of Economics | Lecture

Conditions for democratic legitimacy of independent agencies

Sir Paul Tucker, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School.

5.30–6.30pm

Former Deputy Governor at the Bank of England, Sir Paul Tucker discusses the conditions for democratic legitimacy of independent agencies using central banks as an example.

20
Mar
2015
Centre for Climate Economics and Policy | Forum

Australia’s post-2020 emissions target

Peter Woolcott, Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment; plus many other prominent speakers from universities, research organisations, business associations and think tanks.

1.30–5pm

In this public forum, leading researchers and commentators will present their analysis and perspectives on Australia’s post-2020 emissions target and issues affecting it.

25
Mar
2015
Asia & the Pacific Policy Society | Lecture

Asian Development Outlook 2015: financing future growth in Asia and the Pacific

Joe Zveglich, Director, Macroeconomics Research Division, and Christopher Edmonds, Senior Economist, Pacific Department, Asian Development Bank.

12.30–1.30pm

In this lecture Joe Zveglich and Christopher Edmonds from the Asian Development Bank will present the key Asia and Pacific findings of their annual report.

26
Mar
2015
Crawford School of Public Policy | Lecture

Forest ecosystem services, climate change and water security in China and the US

Professor Bai-lian Larry Li, Director of the International Center for Ecology and Sustainability, University of California-Riverside.

12.30–1.30pm

Professor Li will explore climate regulation and water supply on forest management.

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