Events

October 2018

02
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Poverty alleviation can be an effective conservation strategy

Rhita Simorangkir, CERGE-EI, Charles University

Rhita Simorangkir finds significant side benefits in reduced tree cover loss from an anti-poverty cash transfer program in Indonesia.

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02
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Resources, Environment and Development Group | Other

The enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

Film screening

This documentary film, directed by Rann Quinn, surveys the life of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone.

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03
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Public Seminar

Wines of Japan and statistics on wine

Kimie Harada, ANU visiting fellow and professor at Chuo University

In celebration of Kimie Harada’s recent commendation from the The International Organisation of Vine and Wine Professor Harada presents her research into wine consumption in the region.

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Sharon Bessell
03
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Lecture

Sharon Bessell - Inspiring Women of ANU

Professor Sharon Bessell

Professor Sharon Bessell’s lecture is the fourth in the inaugural Gender Institute series Inspiring Women of ANU.

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National Security College James Clapper
04
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Public Lecture

Facts and fears: Hard truths from a life in intelligence

Mr James R Clapper AO

Launching his book Facts and Fears, James Clapper shares his experience as a leader of US intelligence

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Be the change-maker.
08
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Recruiting

Talk to us about study in 2019

Cecily Stewart, National Recruitment and Development

Be the change-makers. Talk to Crawford School about graduate study options.

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09
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Public Lecture

Ten years after the financial crisis: What have we learned from the Renaissance in fiscal research?

Valerie Ramey, University of California- San Diego

In this seminar, Valerie Ramey will present an overview of her paper “Ten years after the financial crisis: What have we learned from the Renaissance in fiscal research?” This paper takes stock of what she has learned from the ‘Renaissance’ in fiscal research in the ten years since the financial crisis.

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Caren Grown at a panel discussion on the future of aid and gender equality
09
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Public Lecture

Connecting gender equality and reducing poverty

Dr Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender at the World Bank Corp

Join Caren Grown for this public lecture co-hosted by the ANU Gender Insitute and Crawford School.

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09
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Tax and Transfer Policy Institute | Seminar

Does payroll tax affect firm behaviour?

Mr Ben Ralston, The Treasury

Payroll tax has been frequently singled out as having an adverse effect on businesses and the economy in general.

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09
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

How big is the economy-wide rebound effect?

David Stern, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

David Stern reports on a structural vector autoregression study of the economy-wide rebound effect of energy efficiency shocks, using US data.

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10
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Australia-Japan Research Centre | Public Seminar

Evaluating willingness to pay for clean air: Evidence from a quasi-experiment in Japan

Shuhei Nishitateno (Kwansei Gakuin University)

Do people pay for cleaner air?

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12
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

The impact of district minimum wage on employment by firms in Indonesia

Nurina Merdikawati, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy

Nurina Merdikawati presents her PhD findings on how minimum wages affect employment in Indonesia.

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16
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

IMF World Economic Outlook October 2018

Malhar Nabar, International Monetary Fund

This presentation will discuss issues facing the global economy 10 years after the 2008 financial crisis, based on the recently launched edition of the IMF’s flagship publication, World Economic Outlook, October 2018.

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16
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Wage convergence and trade

Yixiao Zhou, ANU and Curtin University

Yixiao Zhou extends the idea of convergence in per-capita income across countries to convergence of wage rates across countries for workers in the same industry.

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17
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Australia-Japan Research Centre | Public Seminar

The emergence of a parallel world: The misperception problem for bank balance sheet risk and lending behaviour

Hitoshi Inoue (Sapporo Gakuin University)

Hitoshi Inoue explores distressed banks’ lending behaviour in Japan’s post-bubble period

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Cover artwork from the World Development Report 2019: the changing nature of work
17
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Launch

The Australian launch of the World Development Report 2019: The changing nature of work

Michal Rutkowski

Don’t miss the Australian launch of this much anticipated report, with guest speaker Michal Rutkowski.

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17
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project | Indonesia Study Group

Evaluating the Indonesia Free Pasung Movement: Stopping physical restraint of the mentally ill in rural Java

Aliza Hunt (ANU)

This seminar will identify at the grassroots level major achievements of, and enduring obstacles to, Gerakan Indonesia Bebas Pasung, including exploring beliefs and attitudes that reinforce pasung or restraint practices, using a case study in a rural Java village.

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19
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Supply-side determinants of product scope: Evidence from Indonesian manufacturing plants

Chandra Putra, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Chandra Putra presents his PhD research on factors affecting scope decisions in production.

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23
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

The merit order effect of renewable electricity generation in Australia

Zsuzsanna Csereklyei, RMIT

Zsuzsanna Csereklyei investigates the impact of rapid expansion of renewable electricity generation on wholesale prices in Australia.

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23
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Recruiting

National Security College graduate studies information evening

Academic representatives, National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

The National Security College’s Head, Professor Rory Medcalf, and Academic Director, Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, will be on hand with other lecturers to outline our courses, explain the options and provide you with tailored advice.

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23
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Launch

Book launch: Hybrid public policy innovations

Jenny Gordon, Robert Breunig, Andrew Podger, Helen Sullivan, Mark Fabian

Join keynote speaker Dr Jenny Gordon and contributors as they discuss a recent volume on hybrid public policy innovations for a panel discussion of the role of hybrids in 21st century policy making.

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WiNS
24
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | ANU College of Asia & the Pacific | National Security College | Conference

Women in National Security Conference 2018

Conference Presenters

The Women in National Security Conference is an exceptional forum on the future of national and international security. It combines a platform for ideas and a place to develop new leadership networks.

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24
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | East Asian Bureau of Economic Research | South Asian Bureau of Economic Research | Forum

Threat of trade wars and financial crises: Asia's response

Mari Pangestu, the University of Indonesia; David Gruen, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; He Fan, Peking University; Shiro Armstrong, ANU; Suman Bery, Brussels think-tank Bruegel; Craig Emerson, ANU

The Asian Bureau of Economic Research (ABER) is a new research program on Asian economic policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. It provides research and analysis with Asian partners on the issues affecting Asia and their implications for Australia. ABER builds off the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and South Asian Bureau of Economic Research and brings together academics from over 40 institutions throughout Asia to promote the exchange of ideas, debate and regional cooperation.

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25
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Tax and Transfer Policy Institute | Public Lecture

Argentine economy in the long run and the formation of federal finances

Dr Miguel Angel Asensio

The Argentine economy deserves considerable attention from a historical perspective.

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26
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Sustainability of public debt in Sri Lanka under symmetric and asymmetric cointegration among fiscal variables

Shanika Rathnayake, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy

Shanika Rathnayake introduces her PhD research on factors affecting debt sustainability in Sri Lanka.

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30
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

How bad government can ruin a country: the case of Zimbabwe

David Gadiel, Centre for Independent Studies

David Gadiel argues that the decline of Zimbabwe is a classic case of how bad government can ruin a country.

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31
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy | Australia-Japan Research Centre | Public Seminar

The effects of the new fiscal rule and creative accounting: Empirical evidence from Japanese municipalities with Hideo Yunoue

Haruaki Hirota (Musashi University)

Haruaki Hirota explores the phenomenon in creative accounting by fiscal adjustments with municipalities postponing improving their true fiscal deficits.

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