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

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

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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13
Aug
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Global economic gains from complying with the Paris Climate Accord: results from large dimensional trade and climate models

Thomas Kompas, School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne

Tom Kompas suggests considerable global economic gains from complying with the Paris Climate Accord, and argues that many poorer countries are most impacted by climate change.

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06
Aug
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Determinants of governments’ fiscal resource revenue: evidence from a new database

Marcel Schroder, Lebanese American University and Martin Davies, Washington and Lee University

The authors estimate and study the determinants of governments’ take from the resource sector, before undertaking international comparisons.

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30
Jul
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

What’s happened to Indonesian living standards over half a century? Analysis, conjectures and challenges

Hal Hill

Hal Hill examines trends in a range of indicators to argue that 50 years of moderately fast economic growth in Indonesia have translated broadly into rising living standards.

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23
Jul
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Coal plant exit trajectories for Australia

Frank Jotzo, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Frank Jotzo considers the future shift away from coal-fired to renewable energy power generation in Australia, arguing for policy mechanisms to improve the predictability of coal plant exit.

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09
Jul
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

How much agricultural land does it take to make space for one kilometre of high-speed rail track? Evidence from China

Yuri Mansury, Department of Social Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology

Yuri Mansury estimates the effect of expansion of the high-speed rail network on agricultural land and the rate of land conversion mediated by urbanisation.

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02
Jul
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Unemployment effects on the health of European elderly: Analyses from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe

Thang Vo, University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Thang Vo investigates the impact of unemployment resulting from lay-offs and plant closures on the physical and mental health of older males and females in Europe.

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25
Jun
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Spillovers from agricultural processing

Ryan Edwards, Crawford School of Public Policy

Ryan Edwards examines the process of urbanisation and structural change around the palm oil factories proliferating across Indonesia's undeveloped hinterland.

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18
Jun
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Analysis of institutions and convergence in decentralising Indonesia

Ari Kuncoro, University of Indonesia

Ari Kuncoro seeks explanations for growth disparities among regions in Indonesia by investigating how productivity is affected by institutions and social infrastructure.

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11
Jun
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Targeted education vouchers for higher education and academic performance: evidence from Indonesia

Sarah (Xue) Dong, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Sarah Dong investigates the impact on education vouchers for higher education in Indonesia, finding little impact on the academic performance of recipients.

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