Events

May 2019

01
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Forum

Australian aid: building a robust performance culture

Jim Adams

Join us on Wednesday 1 May as former World Bank Vice President Jim Adams will present his reflections on the performance of the Australian aid program.

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01
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Indonesia Project | Indonesia Study Group

Jokowi's re-election: national and local dimensions

Marcus Mietzner, ANU and Edward Aspinall, ANU

The seminar will discuss the results of 2019 election with some key electoral shifts in the regions.

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03
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

The cost of price stability controls: water tariff design for multipurpose hydropower reservoirs

Paul Wyrwoll

Paul Wyrwoll makes his final thesis presentation on his research on tariff design for hydro.

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07
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Seminar

Asia's economic outlook: what are the risks?

Various

Amid slowing global growth, weaker external demand and rising protectionism, the near-term prospects for the East Asian region are expected to be softer, while the longer term economic fundamentals remain intact. But risks are elevated. In this seminar, the Chief Economist of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office, Dr Hoe Ee Khor, explores the major economic and financial risks facing the Asian region, and the region’s capacity to respond to those risks, with leading experts from the ANU and Australian Government.

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David Stanley on flickr
07
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

The 'remittance trap': should we be concerned for small Pacific Island countries?

Ron Duncan, Emeritus Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy

Ron Duncan investigates the potentially negative Dutch Disease impact of migrant worker remittances on growth rates of small-island Pacific states.

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08
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project | Indonesia Study Group

Survey of recent developments: The growth of social protection in Indonesia

Anne Booth, SOAS University of London

This seminar will preview the forthcoming article co-authored by Anne Booth, Moh. Raden Purnagunawan and Elan Satriawan in the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies on various government’s initiatives which aim to protect the poor and vulnerable in Indonesian society.

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10
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Natural resource prices and welfare: evidence from Indonesia’s coal and palm oil booms

Donny Pasaribu

Donny Pasaribu presents his PhD findings on effects of coal and palm oil prices on local development outcomes in Indonesia.

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14
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Uncertainty and sign-dependent effects of oil market shocks

Tatsuyoshi Okimoto, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

This seminar investigates the oil market reaction to its fundamental shocks in different regimes characterised by uncertainty in the market.

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14
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Tax and Transfer Policy Institute | Seminar

The effect of tax price on donations

Ross Hickey, Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Join Ross as he explains the large administrative dataset from Canada to estimate the tax price elasticity of donations.

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14
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Automation, inequality and macro policy

Yixiao Zhou, Crawford School of Public Policy, The ANU and Curtin University

Yixiao Zhou examines the impact of automation on inequality and the trade-offs between various macroeconomic policies for alleviating this impact.

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14
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | East Asian Bureau of Economic Research | Public Seminar

Introducing more flexible modelling of regional household consumption and saving decisions into the dynamic GTAP model

Paul Gretton, The ANU

The seminar is on a paper that the speaker will be presenting at the forthcoming Conference on Global Economic Analysis, 19th to 21st of June, Warsaw, Poland.

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15
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Tipping, the optimal carbon price and weighing cows and coal

Tony Wiskich, PhD Student, CAMA

This seminar will cover two papers. The first paper is on the optimal carbon tax with an endogenous chance of a tipping climate.The second paper is on optimal taxes for methane and carbon from a tipping risk.

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Research Officer Rohan Fox
15
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Seminar

Does financial inclusion empower women in PNG? Evidence from two large-scale surveys

Rohan Fox

Rohan Fox shares findings from a rigorous quantitative analysis to show whether popular methods like financial literacy training, education, access to finance, or others, successfully achieve empowerment for women in PNG.
Rohan Fox is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre.

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17
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Modeling the importance of financial liberalisation to Indonesia’s economic growth

Krisna Gupta, Crawford School of Public Policy

Krisna Gupta presents his PhD findings on the potential economic benefits of financial liberalisation in Indonesia.

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20
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Public Lecture

Harry Johnson’s ‘case for flexible exchange rates’ – 50 years on

Maurice Obstfeld, University of California – Berkeley

This lecture will evaluate the nearly five decades of exchange-rate flexibility since 1973 through the prism of both Harry G Johnson and economists’ theories.

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20
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Recruiting

Postgraduate Information Evening

Representatives from Crawford School

Explore your options to study at Crawford School of Public Policy at theANU Postgraduate Study & Networking Forum onMonday, 20 May from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Cultural Centre, Kambri Precinct, on campus at ANU.

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21
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Australia-Japan Research Centre | Forum

Getting the Australia-China relationship right

Various

This Public Forum takes a fresh look at the Australia-China relationship, and will provide a critical examination of the issues that need to be addressed in order to realise the relationship’s potential.

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21
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

The puzzle of educated unemployment in West Africa

Esther Mirjam Girsberger, University of Technology Sydney

Esther Mirjam Girsberger examines the relationship between education levels and unemployment in West Africa, and considers relevant policy choices.

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23
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Some effects of a decreasing elasticity of substitution between clean and dirty energy on optimal climate policy

Tony Wiskich, PhD Student, CAMA

Using a climate model with endogenous technology, this seminar investigates the implications of a decreasing elasticity of substitution between clean and dirty energy as the share of clean energy rises.

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24
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Complementarity of foreign direct investment and migration in the Asia-Pacific

Stewart Nixon

Stewart Nixon presents his thesis proposal review on key issues in foreign direct investment and migration in the region.

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28
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

US-China rivalry: the macro policy choices

Rod Tyers, University of Western Australia and The ANU

Tyers uses a calibrated global macro model to examine recent US and Chinese tax reforms, tariffs against imports, and alternative Chinese monetary targeting.

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29
May
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Public Seminar

Political animals: the qualities of successful aid policy entrepreneurs

Dr Benjamin S. Day

Why do states redirect their aid policy? And what factors are most important in driving such change? Part of the reason we are not able to answer these questions satisfactorily is because to the role of individual political leaders play in aid policy change has received very little attention. This seminar presents the findings of research conducted with Dr Joanna Spratt (Oxfam New Zealand and ANU Development Policy Centre) which addresses this oversight by applying the concept of policy entrepreneurs to the issue area of aid policy.

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