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Crawford School has received over $700,000 of research funding at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Major Grants Announcement today.
ANU Chair in Public Policy, Professor Warwick McKibbin - who teaches Modelling the World Economy: techniques and policy implications (IDEC8127) - was awarded a $397,900 grant for a Discovery Project commencing in 2015 on the global economic consequences of Korean re-unification with Research Associate John-Wha Lee from Korea University.
Their research aims to develop a model to explore scenarios of integration between North and South Korea focusing on changing production structures, development in human capital formation, technology transfer, immigration flows, the impact on trade and financial flows and spill-over effects to the region.
Dr Ida Kubiszewski, who teaches Ecological Economics and Policy (EMDV8012), received a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award of $338,000 for a project looking at factors contributing to well-being in Australia.
The research aims to assess which factors contribute most significantly to the sustainable well-being of Australia through an analysis of the relationship between social, economic, and environmental indicators and subjective well-being.
Additionally, Dr Carolyn Hendriks will work on a project led by the University of Canberra titled ‘Realising democracy amid communicative plenty’ which received funding to the tune of $369,000.
Crawford School Director Professor Tom Kompas congratulated the researchers and said the grants reflect the School’s leading role in public policy research.
“Congratulations to all of the researchers receiving good news today, but especially to Ida, Warwick and Carolyn,” he said.
“Their grants are for important projects that will build our knowledge in some key public policy areas.
“The ARC’s Discovery Program aims to support high quality research and their selection of Crawford projects highlights our ground-breaking work and role as Asia and the Pacific’s leading public policy school.”
The Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne MP awarded $354 million of funding across 941 projects this morning at the annual announcement.