ACDE Trade & Development seminars

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.

Convenor: Ross McLeod
Enquiries: seminars.economics@anu.edu.au

20
Nov
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Kyrgyzstan: A Central Asian transition economy at the crossroads

Prema-Chandra Athukorala and Hal Hill, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Athukorala and Hill report on the development challenges faced by this component of the former Soviet Union as it tries to reduce its dependence on remittances.

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06
Nov
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

The Indonesia energy technology assessment study

Arif Syed, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Arif Syed reports on an electricity generation technology cost study to guide effective government policies and investment decisions in Indonesia.

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30
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

How bad government can ruin a country: the case of Zimbabwe

David Gadiel, Centre for Independent Studies

David Gadiel argues that the decline of Zimbabwe is a classic case of how bad government can ruin a country.

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23
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

The merit order effect of renewable electricity generation in Australia

Zsuzsanna Csereklyei, RMIT

Zsuzsanna Csereklyei investigates the impact of rapid expansion of renewable electricity generation on wholesale prices in Australia.

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16
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Wage convergence and trade

Yixiao Zhou, ANU and Curtin University

Yixiao Zhou extends the idea of convergence in per-capita income across countries to convergence of wage rates across countries for workers in the same industry.

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09
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

How big is the economy-wide rebound effect?

David Stern, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

David Stern reports on a structural vector autoregression study of the economy-wide rebound effect of energy efficiency shocks, using US data.

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02
Oct
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Poverty alleviation can be an effective conservation strategy

Rhita Simorangkir, CERGE-EI, Charles University

Rhita Simorangkir finds significant side benefits in reduced tree cover loss from an anti-poverty cash transfer program in Indonesia.

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25
Sep
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Assessing the direct and spillover effects of shocks to refugee remittances

Sarah Walker, UNSW Business School

Sarah Walker investigates the tight economic links between a refugee camp in Kenya and the surrounding community, focusing on a shutdown in remittances in 2015.

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18
Sep
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Where in Australia has more small-scale solar installations?

Rohan Best, Macquarie University

**Note: the originally scheduled seminar, 'Gender corporate culture', has been cancelled.** Rohan Best looks at determinants of rooftop solar uptake in Australia, and also calculates a subsidy elasticity of solar installations for the government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.

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28
Aug
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Market volatility, ageing and policies: what is shaping the income distribution in Australia between 2002 and 2016

Hai Anh La, University of Canberra and ANU

Hai Anh La investigates various factors contributing to changes in income inequality in Australia between 2002 and 2016.

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