The National Parliamentary Fellowships Program (NPFP) was established and piloted in 2016 with the goal of promoting exchanges between Australia and the parliaments and legislative bodies of its key partners in Asia. The program is aligned to the aims of the 2012 White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, and of the Reverse Colombo Plan. The program is funded through multiple funding bodies within DFAT, such as the Australia-Japan Foundation and the Australia-China Foundation. The pilot year of the program ran successfully with the support of former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, the former Chair and current Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.
Huong Do presents her PhD research on efficiency in rice production in Vietnam.
Autonomous vehicle (AV), or connected autonomous vehicle (CAV), is one of the hottest issues among Japanese policymakers these days.
The paper presented in this seminar investigates the macroeconomic implications of demographic changes when households have age-dependent increasing risk aversion in future utility.
The authors estimate and study the determinants of governments’ take from the resource sector, before undertaking international comparisons.
Taehyun Ryu presents his PhD research on the economic importance of institutions.
The National Security College invites undergraduate and postgraduate students who would like to work in the national security community, to an evening with presenters from the Commonwealth as well as the private sector.
As China’s economy grows and vertical specialisation rises in Asia, the question of how and to what extent China influences other Asian economies through this specific trade channel is of interest to researchers. Given the high degree global value chain participation and trade integration with China, Taiwan serves as a good case to examine this question.
In a seminar, Grant Walton presents new research on why public servants in Papua New Guinea might support or resist corruption and poor governance, drawing on interviews with 136 public servants across four provinces – Eastern Highlands, Milne Bay, Madang and New Ireland.
What’s happened to Indonesian living standards over half a century? Analysis, conjectures and challenges
Hal Hill examines trends in a range of indicators to argue that 50 years of moderately fast economic growth in Indonesia have translated broadly into rising living standards.