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.
Kunal Sen examines job creation in manufacturing in developing countries, focusing in particular on the impact of trade integration, human capital and labour regulations.
Paul Gretton looks for ways to reinvigorate post global financial crisis economic growth by improving trade policy formulation through evidence able to bolster the case for greater openness and economic reform.
The impact of a customs union: the lessons of intra-Australian trade matrices before and after Federation
William Coleman presents annual matrices of trade flows between the states—and between each state and abroad—to look at the impact of Federation on intra-Australian and international trade.
Technology and the future of work in India: an exploration of the likely (or unlikely) impact of automation in developing countries
Sher Singh Verick looks at the threat of technological unemployment in developing countries.
Sambit Bhattacharyya investigates the economic consequences of mining on living standards in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Peter McCawley looks for policy lessons for Australia’s future involvement in the Asian region from the 50 year history of the Asian Development Bank.
The debate about the sources of growth in East Asia after a quarter of a century: much ado about nothing
Jesus Felipe reviews what has been learned during the last 25 years about East Asia’s growth from using growth accounting exercises and estimations of production functions.
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