Creating a future without poverty: In conversation with Philip Alston, Sabina Alkire and Sharon Bessell
Join Mark Kenny as he talks to three of the world’s leading voices on poverty measurement, research, and eradication about creating a post-COVID future without poverty. Is such a future possible? What steps must the world take now to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere, by 2030?
Krisna Gupta presents his PhD research on the impacts of trade policy on Indonesian firms
On Wednesday 7 October, the morning after the Federal Budget was delivered, as the Devpolicy team went through the numbers to find out what the future holds for Australia’s aid engagement.
In this webinar we will discuss the new book written by Ben Bland, Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake Indonesia.
The Australian Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap and First Low Emissions Technology Statement outline various technologies aimed at reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Umi Yaumidin presents her final PhD paper on female empowerment in agriculture and agricultural productivity.
This engaging three-day program introduces participants to the central issues, threats, challenges and opportunities that underpin Australia’s national security environment.
Participants will improve their understanding of Australia’s national security environment; hear from a range of thought leaders and experts; build a network; and enhance their ability to conduct critical conversations.
Longden investigates the viability of green hydrogen as a zero-carbon fuel, identifying conditions under which it will be cost-competitive with traditional fuels.
The study presented in this seminar modifies the Systemic Risk Index (SRISK) by Brownlees and Engle (2017) to measure potential capital shortfall of natural resource companies and how it is affected by the fluctuation of the commodity price cycle and business cycles, and whether macroeconomic uncertainties can explain firms failure probability. As an addition to standard market beta, this study also employs commodity beta to calculate potential capital shortfall.
While the world of policy is often chaotic and unpredictable, academic concepts and frameworks can help policy makers to understand how policy issues are identified and analysed and the major policy instruments available to government in reaching and communicating its decisions. This Series will explain how policy is made at the national level, highlighting the importance of understanding your minister and the government for whom you work.
This interactive and practical nine-day program will deepen participants’ understanding of the national security community and the range of strategic challenges it faces - now and into the future.
Participants will gain insight into the issues and forces of change affecting the strategic environment; build lasting professional networks; and gain exposure to a diversity of views and critical thinking on how Australia’s national security future might best be framed.
Raschky uses satellite imagery and corresponding ground truth data to predict regional fixed capital and then to construct regional GDP per capita.
This webinar will present findings from a recent World Bank phone survey of Pacific seasonal workers and their employers, and from phone-based interviews of Pacific diaspora groups in Australia and New Zealand.
RE&D Scholar Associate Professor Ida Kubiszewski will present her research insights on measuring wellbeing. The seminar will be facilitated by Maeve Powell.
Stewart Nixon presents his PhD research on investment, immigration, and industrial upgrading in Malaysia
As policymakers, encouraging people to make the right choices about their health, wealth and overall well-being can be challenging. In this course, you will learn about the cognitive biases we all bring to decisions and how you can use ‘nudge’ theory in policy design to make better choices.
This course builds on Policy Essentials: what you need to know to design and implement good policy to help participants to identify and deal with the challenges in developing evidence-informed policy and programs. The course will include how to critique evidence when you are not an expert and have little time. There will be a particular emphasis on how to communicate evidence for greatest policy impact and to guide program implementation using a range of real-world examples for illustration.
Marit Kragt reports on an experiment in which farmers were encouraged to adopt climate change mitigation actions using crowdfunding finance.
The impact of excess reserves on the effectiveness of monetary policy transmission in Papua New Guinea
The banking system in Papua New Guinea has recorded extraordinary growth of excess reserves in recent years. The accumulation of high levels of excess reserves may have undesired implications on the effectiveness of monetary policy transmission. Hence, the paper presented in this seminar employs the structural VAR model to measure the effects of the structural one-standard-deviation shock to excess reserves on the lending rate, the private sector loans, the exchange rate, the CPI and real GDP using monthly data from January 2002 to December 2017.
Do proximity to migrant households and migrant clusters affect non-migrant households’ enrolment decisions? Evidence from Philippine CBMS data
Chris Cabuay presents his PhD research on migration and human capital spillovers
After World War II, international attention turned to economic reconstruction and the transition back to peace-time.