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

12
Jun
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

On designing sustainable employment policies for developing countries: A case study of Fiji

Adjunct Professor Satya Paul, Center for Economics & Governance, Amrita University, India

Satya Paul discusses the formulation of an employment policy for Fiji, based on its socio-economic background and labour market conditions.

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22
May
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

The economic and political causes of Indonesia’s forest fires

Russell Toth, The University of Sydney.

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.

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15
May
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Carbon offsets in the clean development mechanism

Dr Leslie Martin, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne.

Leslie Martin investigates whether carbon offsets in the international emissions trading market represent true emission reductions, focusing on manufacturing firms in India.

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08
May
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

The changing welfare of rural households in the vicinity of large-scale land acquisitions in Tanzania

Emma Aisbett, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Emma Aisbett looks into the impact of large foreign land acquisitions on the rural poor in Tanzania.

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01
May
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Rethinking student loan repayment burdens: evidence from Korea

Dung Doan, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Dung Doan argues for a more nuanced approach to measuring the repayment burden associated with time-based repayment student loans.

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

Non-tariff measures and regional integration in ASEAN

David Vanzetti, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

David Vanzetti queries the scope for increasing inter-regional trade by reforming or harmonising NTMs to common standards.

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

Australia's high company tax rate and dividend imputation

Chris Murphy, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Chris Murphy looks at the advantages to Australian consumers of reducing Australia's relatively high company tax rate.

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

Growth with equity in East Asia: reversed or returned?

Stephen Howes, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

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.

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03
Apr
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

Disruptive effects of preferential policies

Sutanuka Roy, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Sutanuka Roy investigates the impact of two affirmative action policies on university test scores.

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20
Mar
2018
Crawford School of Public Policy, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Trade & Development Seminars

How does foreign aid impact Australian exports in the long-run?

Sabit Amum Otor and Matthew Dornan, ANU.

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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