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

02
May
2017
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Government procurement polices across the Tasman: what role played by (Preferential) Trade Agreements?

Malcolm Bosworth, Visitor, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Malcolm Bosworth looks at the effect on efficiency and budgets of including government procurement provisions in preferential trade agreements.

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28
Mar
2017
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Did China’s massive energy imports have a Dutch disease effect in Asia-Pacific countries?

Akihisa Mori, Kyoto University.

Akihisa Mori looks at Australian and Indonesian policy responses to potential 'resource curse' impacts of large-scale exports of coal and gas to China.

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21
Mar
2017
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

The not-so-hot melting pot: the persistence of outcomes for descendants of the age of mass migration

Zachary Ward, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Zachary Ward investigates generational persistence of skill gaps across different immigrant sources, as well as achievement by immigrant families relative to the host population.

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14
Mar
2017
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

The impact of tariff liberalisation on standards for health, safety and environmental protection

Emma Aisbett, University of Hamburg.

Emma Aisbett investigates the interaction between the process of tariff liberalisation and the regulation of sanitary and phytosanitary standards.

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28
Feb
2017
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Bringing government closer to the people? Indonesia’s flawed decentralisation experiment

Ross H McLeod, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Ross McLeod examines the fiscal aspects of Indonesia’s post-Soeharto decentralisation arrangements.

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21
Feb
2017
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Surfing a wave of economic growth

Samuel Wills, University of Sydney.

Samuel Wills discusses the importance of natural amenities for economic growth, exploiting variation in the quality of surf breaks over space and time in three natural experiments.

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14
Feb
2017
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Electricity subsidy reform in Indonesia: demand-side effects on electricity use

Dr Paul Burke, ANU.

Paul Burke investigates the impact of reductions in subsidies to household and industry electricity consumption in Indonesia during 1992-2015.

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07
Feb
2017
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

International agreements, economic sovereignty and exit

Professor Martin Richardson, ANU.

Professor Martin Richardson discusses the making of international agreements when there is a real possibility of ‘Brexit-like’ outcomes.

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31
Jan
2017
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Australia South Asia Research Centre | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Trevor Swan and Indian planning: the lessons of 1958/59

Professor Raghbendra Jha, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Professor Raghbendra Jha discusses Trevor Swan’s attempts to influence the direction of Indian economic policy during formulation of its third five-year plan.

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