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April 2024

02
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Did program support for the poorest areas work? Evidence from rural Vietnam

Hai-Anh H. Dang, World Bank

The study investigates a poverty alleviation program in Vietnam’s poorest districts, finding no significant impact on household welfare but noting a shift from farm to nonfarm employment and increased nonfarm income, potentially due to improved credit access. While there’s no notable effect on children’s education, the program boosts healthcare utilization and offers more educational subsidies.

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05
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Seminar

Papua New Guinea’s fiscal decentralisation: Lessons from the last 15 years

Maholopa Laveil, Economics Lecturer, University of Papua New Guinea

Fiscal decentralisation in PNG has been a contentious topic for much of the country’s history.This month’s ANU-UPNG seminar focuses on the weaknesses in the decentralisation process and how these mechanisms can be strengthened.

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Image of a city covered in smog
09
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Measuring global economic activity using air pollution

Martin Rama, the former World Bank Chief Economist for the South Asia region

This paper presents a novel method for assessing global economic activity by analyzing satellite data on nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution, offering a more accurate alternative to night light measures, especially in regions with unreliable national accounts. It highlights the unreliability of current GDP rankings, even in advanced economies, and introduces a methodological advancement that mitigates error-in-variables biases by leveraging the distinct measurement errors between NO2 and night lights.

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10
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | Tax and Transfer Policy Institute | Seminar

Global tax consensus: Can it survive?

Tue 9 April, 7PM - 8:30PM, US East Coast time; SPEAKERS: Tom Barthold (Joint Committee on Taxation, US Congress); David Bradbury (OECD); Viva Hammer (Brandeis University, & ANU); Michael Plowgian (formerly Office of Tax Policy, US Treasury)

Join Tom Barthold (US Congress) David Bradbury (OECD) and Michael Plowgian (Office of Tax Policy, US Treasury) debating the future of the global tax system, moderated by Viva Hammer (ANU, formerly US Congress and US Treasury).

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12
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Tracking mergers and acquisitions in Australia

Nu Nu Win

Nu Nu Win presents her PhD research about using administrative microdata to track mergers and acquisitions in Australia

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16
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Postharvest losses from weather and climate change: Evidence from 1.2 million truckloads

Sarah Smith, University of California, Davis

Using data from California, this seminar will explore the effects of temperatures on tomatoes in transit.

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People fighting a fire
17
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | Indonesia Study Group

Preference mismatch for environmental policy in Indonesia

Dr Nicholas Kuipers

We study Indonesian voters and politicians’ policy preferences over a suite of issues. We conducted concurrent surveys in advance of the 2024 Indonesian general election and, in a follow up, randomized the provision of information to candidates about voter preferences. We find that voters care about environmental issues more than politicians, and that politicians underestimate voters’ concern. Randomly providing information on voters’ preferences induced changes in politicians’ own stated policy preferences, especially on issues for which politicians initially underestimated voter support.

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Powerlines at sunset
18
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | RE&D Research Seminar

Thesis Proposal review: securing the energy rights of remote First Nations households

Sally Wilson

This TPR seminar presents on collaborative research focused on how the energy rights and needs of remote First Nations communities can be best served in the energy transition taking place in Australia

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19
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | Tax and Transfer Policy Institute | Seminar

Stepped on by stamp duty: The effect of housing transaction taxes on home purchases and people movement

Mr Aaron Wong, e61 Institute

This paper quantifies the effect of housing transaction taxes (i.e. ‘stamp duty’) on housing mobility.

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23
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Information campaign on arsenic poisoning: Unintended consequences in marriage market

Shyamal Chowdhury, University of Sydney

The seminar will discuss the unintended consequences of a public information campaign on water quality that was rolled out in the early 2000s on the marriage market in rural Bangladesh.

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26
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Under the water: Flood impacts and economic dynamics in northern Peru

Jose Cobian Alvarez

Jose Cobian Alvarez presents his PhD research on the impact of floods on household welfare in northern Peru.

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26
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | Tax and Transfer Policy Institute | Seminar

Impact of competition on the aviation sector

Mr Omer Majeed, Treasury

Join Omer Majeed as he presents a seminar on the impact of competition on the aviation sector.

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30
Apr
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | ACDE Seminar

Tongan remittances: Channels, costs, and the potential gains from switching

Ryan Edwards, Deputy Director, Development Policy Centre

This seminar explores potential gains from switching to low-cost remittance providers in Tonga.

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