The Update is the flagship conference of the Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) in Crawford School of Public Policy, and the Japan Institute at The Australian National University. Bringing together experts from Australia, Japan and around the region, the Update provides a comprehensive overview of Japan’s current economic and political landscape, gives an ‘update’ on the country’s recent developments and forecasts its future directions.
This conference examines the quality of Indonesian democracy. The contributors will identify, assess and debate the signs of democratic backsliding across a range of political and institutional contexts.
Examining the water market in Metro Manila: an analysis of the dynamics of investment policy through household investment
Albert Lamberte presents his PhD findings on water market privatisation in Metro Manila.
Growth prospects for Asia and the Pacific: opportunities, risks and the Asian Development Bank’s role
The Asian Development Bank’s President, Takehiko Nakao, will deliver the Arndt Lecture on growth prospects for Asia and the Pacific.
Bilateral trade interdependence and political relations: evidence from Asia’s giants in the post-Cold War era
Vishesh Agarwal will present his thesis proposal review on political tensions and trade.
Barr argues that Singapore’s technocratic system has demonstrably failed, raising serious doubts about the wisdom of treating that country as a model for governance.
Adrianus Hendrawan presents his PhD findings on the determinants and effects of corruption in Indonesia.
Raghbendra Jha examines the impact of restricted and unrestricted fiscal grants on tax effort of Panchayats (Elected Village Councils) via wages, profits, and incentives.
This seminar will examine how middle-class Muslim women are dealing with the contradictory gender expectations arising from their economic and domestic roles
Real exchange rate misalignment in developing countries: measurement, determinants, and policy issues
Wishnu Mahraddika presents his PhD findings on real exchange rate misalignment.