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.

To join the mailing list for this seminar series, please email seminars.economics@anu.edu.au.

Convener: Ross McLeod

27
Oct
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Local crowdfunding for low-emission agriculture

Marit Kragt, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

Marit Kragt reports on an experiment in which farmers were encouraged to adopt climate change mitigation actions using crowdfunding finance.

Photo by Johanna Montoya on Unsplash

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20
Oct
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Measuring economic development with daytime satellite imagery

Paul Raschky, Monash University

Raschky uses satellite imagery and corresponding ground truth data to predict regional fixed capital and then to construct regional GDP per capita.

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15
Sep
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Diagnosing housing fever with an econometric thermometer

Shuping Shi, Macquarie University

Shi presents a new econometric method for identifying housing bubbles, with an empirical application to Australian housing markets.

Photo by Mark Bonica on Flickr

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01
Sep
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Islam and the state: Religious education in the age of mass schooling

Samuel Bazzi, Boston University

Bazzi investigates the market response to the policy of expanding public schooling, designed in part to foster nation-building and to curb religious influence in society.

Photo by mostafa meraji on Unsplash

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25
Aug
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Skill transferability, migration, and development: Evidence from population resettlement in Indonesia

Arya B. Gaduh, University of Arkansas

Arya Gaduh investigates the long-run impacts of Indonesia’s transmigration program on rice productivity, night-time light intensity and migrants’ adaptation to agroclimatic change.

Photo by Jeremy Bishop

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18
Aug
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Australian budget policy and COVID-19: a model-based analysis

Chris Murphy, Crawford School, ANU

Murphy models the economic effects of COVID-19 restrictions on the Australian economy and the effectiveness of budget policy responses, and considers options for budgetary reforms.

Photo by Mattinbgn on Wikimedia Commons

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04
Aug
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Heroes and villains: The effects of combat leadership on collaboration in war-time France

Pauline Grosjean, University of NSW

Grosjean investigates how loyalty to a WWI military leader has shaped political preferences and influenced collaborationist and political behavior during and beyond WWII.

Photo by Tim Thumb on Wikimedia

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28
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Taking financial access to remote and insecure areas: impacts of a comprehensive financial inclusion intervention in Papua New Guinea

Christopher Hoy, Crawford School, ANU

Hoy reports on the impacts of a comprehensive financial inclusion program in PNG, failing to detect any significant effects from the intervention.

Photo by Goroka on Flickr

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21
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Contemporary economics and contraindications for climate maladies: Lessons from environmental macroeconomics

Dodo J. Thampapillai, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy

In the context of concerns about climate change, Thampapillai proposes an approach to analysing economic growth that explicitly includes environmental capital as a productive factor.

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14
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | ACDE Seminar

Commodity price shocks and the seasonality of civil unrest

David Ubilava, University of Sydney

Ubilava investigates the influence of seasonal variation in cereal crop prices on internal conflict, and violence involving civilians, in low-income countries in Africa.

Photo by Hugo Ahlenius on Flickr

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