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
Pierre van der Eng presents historical evidence on the various causes of episodes of industrialisation and de-industrialisation in Indonesia during 1870-2018.
Hoy reports on an experiment to gauge the impact of 'nudging' small and medium sized enterprises towards tax compliance in Papua New Guinea.
Long Chu discusses the economic principles of water pricing in the context of climate risk, economic and population growth, and presents related empirical findings.
The value of flood mitigation infrastructure in developing countries megacities: The case of the East Flood Canal in Jakarta, Indonesia
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raghbendra Jha examines the impact of restricted and unrestricted fiscal grants on tax effort of Panchayats (Elected Village Councils) via wages, profits, and incentives.
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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