ACDE Seminar

The ACDE Seminar is ANU’s oldest and most distinguished seminar series in applied economics. It has been held during the Tuesday afternoon timeslot for several decades and has featured seminars from many leading economists and upcoming scholars from ANU, Australia, and overseas.

Convenor: Ross McLeod

10
Dec
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

When did Indonesia de-industrialise? Long-term trends in industrialisation

Pierre van der Eng, Research School of Management, CBE, The ANU

Pierre van der Eng presents historical evidence on the various causes of episodes of industrialisation and de-industrialisation in Indonesia during 1870-2018.

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19
Nov
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Understanding informal financing

Meijun Qian, College of Business and Economics, The ANU

Meijun Qian distinguishes various types of informal finance, finding that different types are associated with differences in borrowing firms’ performance.

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12
Nov
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Improving SME tax compliance without increasing revenue? Evidence from Papua New Guinea

Christopher Hoy, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Hoy reports on an experiment to gauge the impact of 'nudging' small and medium sized enterprises towards tax compliance in Papua New Guinea.

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05
Nov
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific | ACDE Seminar

Water pricing under climate risk: principle and practice

Hoang Long Chu

Long Chu discusses the economic principles of water pricing in the context of climate risk, economic and population growth, and presents related empirical findings.

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29
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

The value of flood mitigation infrastructure in developing countries megacities: The case of the East Flood Canal in Jakarta, Indonesia

Budy Resosudarmo, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Budy Resosudarmo examines the impact on housing prices of flood mitigation through the improvement of Jakarta’s East Flood Canal, using a hedonic price analysis of Jakarta’s housing market.

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15
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific | ACDE Seminar

Trade facilitation, trade costs, and export performance: evidence from South Asia

Ramesh Paudel, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Ramesh Paudel argues that intraregional transport costs play a dominant role in lowering trade volumes, and investigates the scope for improving South Asian export performance.

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08
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

The intergenerational behavioural consequences of a socio-political upheaval

Xin Meng, CBE, The ANU

Xin Meng argues that descendants of those affected by China’s Cultural Revolution are less trusting, less trustworthy, and less likely to choose to compete than those whose predecessors were not affected.

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01
Oct
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Long-term effects of Agent Orange on health capital in Vietnam

Nobu Yamashita and Trong Anh Trinh, RMIT

The authors examine the long-term effects of the spraying of deforestation chemicals by the US military on the prevalence of disability among civilians born after the Vietnam war ended.

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24
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Restricted and unrestricted fiscal grants and tax effort of Panchayats in India

Raghbendra Jha, ACDE, The ANU

Raghbendra Jha examines the impact of restricted and unrestricted fiscal grants on tax effort of Panchayats (Elected Village Councils) via wages, profits, and incentives.

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17
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

The Singapore School: technocracy or less

Michael Barr, Flinders University

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.

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