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

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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21
Aug
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Political cycles in media harassment

Günther G. Schulze, University of Freiburg and ANU

Since press freedom is inimical to corrupt behaviour, Günther Schulze investigates harassment of journalists in Russia in the context of the proximity of local elections.

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14
Aug
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Demographic Dividends: Are they important for Indonesia?

Adrian C Hayes, Demography ANU

Adrian Hayes takes a somewhat sceptical look at the Demographic Dividend concept in the context of Indonesia.

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07
Aug
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Controversial mining projects in Australia: some questions on their socio-economic viability

Dodo J Thampapillai, National University of Singapore

Dodo Thampapillai presents his analyses of the socio-economic viability of two controversial mining projects in Australia.

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31
Jul
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Sensitivity of trade balance to macroeconomic shocks: evidence from PNG

Dek Joe Sum and Bao Nguyen, ANU and UPNG

Dek Joe Sum and Bao Nguyen investigate how the trade balance of PNG reacts to different macroeconomic shocks from mining and non-mining activity.

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24
Jul
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Understanding Inner Mongolian herders’ stocking rate decisions in response to policy initiatives

Jeff Bennett, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Jeff Bennett investigates policies to reduce overgrazing of grasslands in Inner Mongolia, using Choice Modelling and Contingent Behaviour methods.

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17
Jul
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Knowledge and human capital: education, participation, immigration, and innovation

Glenn Withers

Glenn Withers provides a theoretical framework to better position and understand human capital—the true foundation of growth and progress.

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10
Jul
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

How changes in wage setting regimes may affect employment and growth in the Australian economy

Owen Gabbitas, Productivity Commission

Owen Gabbitas examines the role of reference cases in dynamic economic modelling as stylised counterfactuals against which the effects of economic policies can be assessed.

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26
Jun
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

The impact of credit policy on rice production in Myanmar

Hoa Thi Minh Nguyen, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Hoa Nguyen finds little evidence that rice yield or output is increased in response to a large-scale, long-lasting subsidised rice credit programme in Myanmar.

Sorting rice in Sittwe

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19
Jun
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Internal and external balance: A new paradigm for resource-rich developing countries

Marcel Schroder, Lebanese American University; Martin Davies, Washington and Lee University

Speakers Marcel and Martin explore a new paradigm for policy-setting in resource-rich developing countries.

Coombs Building

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