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Publication type: Working paper

Title: Heterogeneous effects of aid-for-trade on donor exports: Why is Japan different?

Author(s): Shuhei Nishitateno,Hayato Umetani

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This paper estimates the Aid-for-Trade (AfT)-export elasticity from the donor perspective, using panel data for covering 45 donor countries and 140 recipients over the 2002–2019, focusing on the top-five donor countries: Japan, Germany, France, US, and UK. The method involves estimating a gravity equation with the Poisson pseudo-maximum likelihood (PPML) technique. We find that the mean AfT-export elasticity for the 45 donor countries is zero, but the elasticity for Japan is positive and large.

Date of publication: 2022

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Publication type: Working paper

Title: Some Reflections on Indonesia and the Resource Curse

Author(s): Hal Hill,Donny Pasaribu

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Natural resources – blessing or curse? Indonesia provides an excellent case study for an examination of this question. It is a major commodity exporter; the fourth most populous country in the world; and the world’s largest archipelagic state with huge mineral, forest and maritime resources. Indonesia also has three distinctive features that are particularly relevant for such a study. First, with the exception of the Asian financial and pandemic crises it has had at least moderately strong economic performance for the past half century.

Date of publication: 2022

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Publication type: Policy

Title: National Security Election Snapshot: Resilience, Disaster Preparedness, and Environmental Security

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National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election.

Date of publication: 2022

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Publication type: Policy

Title: National Security Election Snapshot: Defence

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National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election.

Date of publication: 2022

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Publication type: Policy

Title: National Security Election Snapshot: International Security and Key Partnerships

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National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election.

Date of publication: 2022

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Publication type: Policy

Title: National Security Election Snapshot: Domestic Security

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National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election.

Date of publication: 2022

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Publication type: Policy

Title: Stopping the spread: Conspiracy theory and security practice

Author(s): Mortensen, J,Gibson, A

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This paper, by Dr James Mortensen and Dr Andrew Gibson, draws on psychological research to understand how fear and anxiety drive conspiracy thinking, and how the Australian security community can respond to minimise risks – or at least avoid increasing them.

Date of publication: 2022

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Publication type: OP Eds

Title: Australia begins to step it up in the northeast Indian Ocean

Author(s): Dr David Brewster

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Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives are keen in engage and will help plug a gap in Australia’s Indo Pacific strategy.

Australia’s focus on building the India relationship has led to the relative neglect of other important Indian Ocean states. This has left a hole in its Indo Pacific strategy.

Last month, Foreign Minister Marise Payne announced a raft of new Australian initiatives in the northeast Indian Ocean as a move towards Australia’s enhanced engagement in that region. It may not yet be an “Indian Ocean Step-up”, but at least it’s a move in the right direction.

Date of publication: 2022

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