Events

October 2019

01
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Long-term effects of Agent Orange on health capital in Vietnam

Nobu Yamashita and Trong Anh Trinh, RMIT

The authors examine the long-term effects of the spraying of deforestation chemicals by the US military on the prevalence of disability among civilians born after the Vietnam war ended.

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02
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Resources, Environment and Development Group | Public Seminar

In search of social protection: The government of poverty and the evolution of entitlements on Indonesia’s rural periphery

John McCarthy, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Crawford School’s John McCarthy gives the Anthropology Seminar on In search of social protection on Wednesday 2 Oct 2019 from 9.30am - 11.00am at the Marie Reay Teaching Centre.

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03
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Conference

Vietnam: political and economic challenges and opportunities

Various

The one-day conference discusses the constitutional (rule of law) history in Vietnam, and examines the nature of Vietnam’s polity and compares it with China’s. It also traces the impact of internal and external forces on the reform of the legal system and state institutions in Vietnam.

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03
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

De facto bank bailouts

Phong Ngo, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, The ANU

The paper presented in this seminar shows that the likelihood a defaulting sovereign is granted an IMF loan is increasing with US banks’ exposures to its country.

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04
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Determinants of productivity growth: a firm level analysis of Vietnam

Hai Thanh Nguyen

Hai Thanh Nguyen presents her PhD findings on Vietnamese manufacturing productivity.

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08
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

The intergenerational behavioural consequences of a socio-political upheaval

Xin Meng, CBE, The ANU

Xin Meng argues that descendants of those affected by China’s Cultural Revolution are less trusting, less trustworthy, and less likely to choose to compete than those whose predecessors were not affected.

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11
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Labour regulation shift and stagnation of labour-intensive manufacturing sector

Nurina Merdikawati

Nurina Merdikawati presents her PhD research on the employment impacts of restrictive labour market regulations in Indonesia.

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11
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Asia & the Pacific Policy Society | Public Lecture

Political management: what is it and why should we care?

Jennifer Lees-Marshment, Associate Professor, The University of Auckland

In this lecture, Associate Professor Jennifer Lees-Marshment from the University of Auckland looks at political management and how it is more of a dance than a march, involving the unseen and the informal, and requiring artful and tactful leadership to draw on and extend diverse sources of power.

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15
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | ANU College of Asia & the Pacific | ACDE Seminar

Trade facilitation, trade costs, and export performance: evidence from South Asia

Ramesh Paudel, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Ramesh Paudel argues that intraregional transport costs play a dominant role in lowering trade volumes, and investigates the scope for improving South Asian export performance.

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16
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Public Seminar

The internal brain drain: foreign aid, hiring practices, and international migration

Dr Nicolas Lemay-Hébert

In this seminar, Dr Nicolas Lemay-Hébert discussed the difficult policy choices facing development and humanitarian organisations when every set of policies addressing one side of the equilibrium is bound to impact the other.

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16
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Asia & the Pacific Policy Society | Workshop

Improving the health of nations: a workshop with Nigel Edwards

Professor Nigel Edwards, Professor Helen Sullivan, and Professor Imogen Mitchell

This workshop will cover a range of examples of practical enablers proven to lead to system-wide improvements, with the opportunity to compare and contrast approaches in different countries and in different contexts.

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17
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Resources, Environment and Development Group | RE&D Research Seminar

Is anti-coal anti-poor? Constructing a transnational narrative for climate justice

Ruchira Talukdar, University of Technology Sydney

Ruchira Talukdar talks about anti-coal and anti-poor on 17 October from 12.30 to 1.30 pm at Crawford School. Come to join us.

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

Genesis is in the air: does an airline boom stimulate innovation?

Inggrid Inggrid

Inggrid presents her PhD findings on air passenger traffic and innovation.

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17
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Forum

Great Green Debate

Various

Addressing climate change has become a matter of existential and urgent concern. Each year, ANU Learning Communities has been engaging in these discussions through the Great Green Debate. This year the panel will discuss on the question: ‘Should Australia declare a climate emergency?’

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18
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Forum

Arndt-Corden Department of Economics 2019 Open Forum

Various

The Arndt-Corden Department of Economics 2019 Open Forum is an opportunity for all ACDE and Crawford staff, students and interested members of the public to come together, learn about each other’s research and discuss the major economic challenges facing Asia and the World.

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22
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | East Asian Bureau of Economic Research | Public Lecture

US-China relations and America's Asian partners

Professor David M. Lampton, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

A public lecture on ‘US-China relations & America’s Asian partners’ by Professor David M. Lampton, Director of SAIS-China, Johns Hopkins University.

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23
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Resources, Environment and Development Group | RE&D Research Seminar

Shaping room for manoeuver: a political ecology of REDD+ in Indonesia

David Aled Williams

In this seminar, David Aled Williams from SOAS University of London will talk about the political ecology of REDD+ in Indonesia.

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24
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Overinvestment and uncertainty: Evidence from renewable and non-renewable resource firms

Denny Irawan, PhD Student, CAMA

This study examines the tendency of resource firms to overinvest induced by business cycles and uncertainties. The analysis is conducted using unbalanced panel data of 596 resource companies in 32 countries between 1986 and 2017 in four resource sectors: (1) alternative energy; (2) forestry and paper; (3) mining; and (4) oil and gas producers. The overall results suggest a positive uncertainty-overinvestment relationship.

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25
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Mining fiscal systems and resource rents: evidence from oil and gas producing countries

Abdul Nasir

Abdul Nasir presents his PhD research showing that resource rent taxes can improve the economic performance of oil and gas extraction.

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29
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Tax and Transfer Policy Institute | Seminar

What motivates giving? Three things learned from field experiments with charity and foundation partners

Professor Ragan Petrie, Texas A&M University, USA

Join Professor Petrie as she present evidence on motives and barriers to giving.

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29
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

The value of flood mitigation infrastructure in developing countries megacities: The case of the East Flood Canal in Jakarta, Indonesia

Budy Resosudarmo, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Budy Resosudarmo examines the impact on housing prices of flood mitigation through the improvement of Jakarta’s East Flood Canal, using a hedonic price analysis of Jakarta’s housing market.

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30
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Public Seminar

The impact of 'banking the unbanked' in a remote part of Papua New Guinea

Mr Christopher Hoy

Can having access to bank accounts, participating in financial literacy training and receiving SMS reminders increase savings and empower women to have a greater say in household finances? This seminar will discuss one of the first large-scale randomised control trials in the Pacific, in partnership with the Bank of PNG.

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