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.
Satya Paul discusses the formulation of an employment policy for Fiji, based on its socio-economic background and labour market conditions.
Russell Toth analyses the importance of political and economic forces—weak governance and the global demand for palm oil—in driving forest fires in Indonesia.
Leslie Martin investigates whether carbon offsets in the international emissions trading market represent true emission reductions, focusing on manufacturing firms in India.
The changing welfare of rural households in the vicinity of large-scale land acquisitions in Tanzania
Emma Aisbett looks into the impact of large foreign land acquisitions on the rural poor in Tanzania.
Dung Doan argues for a more nuanced approach to measuring the repayment burden associated with time-based repayment student loans.
David Vanzetti queries the scope for increasing inter-regional trade by reforming or harmonising NTMs to common standards.
Chris Murphy looks at the advantages to Australian consumers of reducing Australia's relatively high company tax rate.
Stephen Howes seeks to dispel some misunderstandings about actual changes in levels of inequality - in particular, highlighting the complexity of inequality trends in East Asia.
Otor and Dornan find a strong positive impact of aid on exports from Australia, which does not appear to be based on tying of aid to domestic procurement.
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