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
Raghbendra Jha examines the impact of restricted and unrestricted fiscal grants on tax effort of Panchayats (Elected Village Councils) via wages, profits, and incentives.
Global economic gains from complying with the Paris Climate Accord: results from large dimensional trade and climate models
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.
The authors estimate and study the determinants of governments’ take from the resource sector, before undertaking international comparisons.
What’s happened to Indonesian living standards over half a century? Analysis, conjectures and challenges
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.
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.
How much agricultural land does it take to make space for one kilometre of high-speed rail track? Evidence from China
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.
Unemployment effects on the health of European elderly: Analyses from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe
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.
Ryan Edwards examines the process of urbanisation and structural change around the palm oil factories proliferating across Indonesia's undeveloped hinterland.
Ari Kuncoro seeks explanations for growth disparities among regions in Indonesia by investigating how productivity is affected by institutions and social infrastructure.
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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