ACDE Seminar

The ACDE Seminar has been held during the Tuesday afternoon timeslot for several decades and has featured applied economics seminars from many leading economists and upcoming scholars from ANU, Australia, and overseas. Open to the public.

To sign up to the seminar email list, please email seminars.economics@anu.edu.au.

Conveners: Professor Paul Burke, Dr Sarah Dong, Dr Ryan Edwards, Associate Professor Firman Kartaadipoetra, Dr Hiroshi Matsushima, Associate Professor Hoa Nguyen, Associate Professor Yixiao Zhou

07
May
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Savings transition in Asia: Unity in diversity

Prema-chandra Athukorala, ANU

This seminar seeks to understand factors affecting saving rates in Asia.

» read more

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.

» read more

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.

» read more

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.

» read more

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.

Image of a city covered in smog

» read more

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.

» read more

26
Mar
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Building public support for reducing fossil fuel subsidies: Evidence across 12 middle-income countries

Christopher Hoy, World Bank and ANU

This seminar will present survey evidence on opinions regarding fossil fuel subsidy reforms.

» read more

19
Mar
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Swaying gender norms around women working: Evidence from an online intervention in Indonesia

Diana Contreras Suárez, University of Melbourne

This seminar will present evidence from Indonesia on beliefs regarding female employment.

» read more

12
Mar
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Does commitment savings alter seasonal poverty dynamics among the ultra-poor? Evidence from high-frequency data

Abu Shonchoy, Florida International University

This seminar shares the findings a randomized evaluation of commitment savings interventions on seasonal poverty dynamics in high-frequency data.

» read more

05
Mar
2024
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Declining clientelism of welfare benefits? Evidence from an Indian state

Pushkar Maitra, Monash University

This seminar will present empirical results on the effects of welfare benefits on political support in India.

» read more

Updated:  14 April 2024/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team