Events

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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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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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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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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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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