The ACDE Trade and Development Seminar Series is ANU’s oldest and most distinguished seminar series devoted to the economics of development. It has been held regularly on Tuesday afternoons for several decades and has hosted some of the leading Australian economists, upcoming scholars and outstanding visitors to the ANU. As such, it is one of the most prestigious seminar series on development economics in Australia.
Tatsuyoshi Okimoto looks at the changing impacts over time of unconventional monetary policy in the US in the period since the global financial crisis.
Ligang Song estimates the impact of the 2015 Australia-China Free Trade Agreement, finding a boost to both countries’ exports in sectors where they appear to have a comparative advantage.
Lewis and Nguyen investigate the prevalence of violence around the time of elections in Indonesia, and the relationship with fiscal rents associated with revenue budgets.
Paul Burke presents empirical evidence relevant to countries wishing to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions that carbon pricing plays a key role in tilting energy mixes in a low-carbon direction.
Russell Thomson seeks to discover the extent to which research success in any discipline is related to success in another, and which subjects play the most central role.
Chris Murphy discusses the issues in designing an Australian macroeconomic model to be used for both policy analysis and forecasting.
Schmulow discusses a recommendation of the Financial Services Royal Commission for the establishment of an Assessment Board to provide continuous oversight of the financial regulators.
Productivity and development: Malthus was half right, Lewis half wrong, Schumpeter nailed it; as for Rodrik…
McLeod argues that the literature on development economics does not look good under the microscope.
Sarah Dong investigates the impact of labour market conditions on women’s and men’s intra-household decision power in Indonesia.
On behalf of co-author Mats Lundahl, Fredrik Sjöholm will provide an overview of their new book on the economy of East Timor.