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.
Market volatility, ageing and policies: what is shaping the income distribution in Australia between 2002 and 2016
Hai Anh La investigates various factors contributing to changes in income inequality in Australia between 2002 and 2016.
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.
Adrian Hayes takes a somewhat sceptical look at the Demographic Dividend concept in the context of Indonesia.
Dodo Thampapillai presents his analyses of the socio-economic viability of two controversial mining projects in Australia.
Dek Joe Sum and Bao Nguyen investigate how the trade balance of PNG reacts to different macroeconomic shocks from mining and non-mining activity.
Jeff Bennett investigates policies to reduce overgrazing of grasslands in Inner Mongolia, using Choice Modelling and Contingent Behaviour methods.
Glenn Withers provides a theoretical framework to better position and understand human capital—the true foundation of growth and progress.
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.
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.
Speakers Marcel and Martin explore a new paradigm for policy-setting in resource-rich developing countries.
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