COVID-19

Events

July 2020

01
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Climate hysteresis and monetary policy

Augustus Panton, PhD Student, CAMA

Using a Bayesian-estimated structural multivariate filtering model calibrated to data for Australia and the United States, the innovation of the paper presented by Augustus in this webinar is the incorporation of climate hysteresis into the estimation of potential output and the output and unemployment gaps. The results suggest non-trivia implications for monetary policy in a carbon-constrained world.

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02
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Deploying stimulus for a better world

Barbara Buchner (Climate Policy Initiative), Frank Jotzo (ANU) and Adele Morris (Brookings Institution)

Economic recovery from COVID19 will require a massive global stimulus. Join Barbara Buchner (Climate Policy Initiative), Frank Jotzo (ANU) and Adele Morris (Brookings Institution) in a discussion on how the required stimulus presents an opportunity for governments to address the pressing need for solutions to climate change, while at the same time supporting economic recovery.

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07
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Does information empower the poor? Evidence from Indonesia’s social security card

Anu Rammohan, University of Western Australia

Anu Rammohan reports on the effectiveness of an information campaign intended to improve the targeting of two large social programs in Indonesia.

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08
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project | Public Seminar

Research on COVID-19 and technology development in Indonesia

Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of Research and Technology/National Research and Innovation Agency, Republic of Indonesia

In this webinar, we invite Professor Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of Research and Technology/National Research and Innovation Agency, Republic of Indonesia. He will talk about research and technology development in Indonesia during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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09
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Checking the path towards recovery from the COVID-19 response

Enrique Martinez-Garcia, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The paper presented in this seminar examines the impact of the behavioral changes and governments’ responses to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic using a unique dataset of daily private forecasters’ expectations on a sample of 32 emerging and advanced economies from January 1 until April 13, 2020.

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14
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Commodity price shocks and the seasonality of civil unrest

David Ubilava, University of Sydney

Ubilava investigates the influence of seasonal variation in cereal crop prices on internal conflict, and violence involving civilians, in low-income countries in Africa.

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15
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Seminar

Is mobile money changing rural Africa? Evidence from a field experiment

Cátia Batista

What is the economic impact of newly introducing mobile money in rural areas underserved by financial services? In this webinar, Cátia Batista presents the findings from the first randomised controlled trial to answer this question.

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16
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Data, data science and COVID-19

Anthony Goldbloom, David Gruen and Tara Sinclair

The pace of evolution of COVID-19 has meant the need for new data and methods of analysing data more urgently than ever before. Our speakers are Anthony Goldbloom (CEO and founder of Kaggle, the world’s largest machine learning community), David Gruen (Australian Statistician and Agency Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics), and Tara Sinclair (Associate Professor at George Washington University and Senior Fellow of the Indeed Hiring Lab). Our speakers will share their substantial experience in their critical roles being on the frontline of COVID-19 and managing data.

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21
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Contemporary economics and contraindications for climate maladies: Lessons from environmental macroeconomics

Dodo J. Thampapillai, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy

In the context of concerns about climate change, Thampapillai proposes an approach to analysing economic growth that explicitly includes environmental capital as a productive factor.

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28
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Taking financial access to remote and insecure areas: impacts of a comprehensive financial inclusion intervention in Papua New Guinea

Christopher Hoy, Crawford School, ANU

Hoy reports on the impacts of a comprehensive financial inclusion program in PNG, failing to detect any significant effects from the intervention.

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31
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Processed food exports from developing countries: a gravity model analysis

Wanissa Suanin

Wanissa Suanin presents her PhD research on processed food exports

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