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.
Athukorala and Hill report on the development challenges faced by this component of the former Soviet Union as it tries to reduce its dependence on remittances.
Arif Syed reports on an electricity generation technology cost study to guide effective government policies and investment decisions in Indonesia.
David Gadiel argues that the decline of Zimbabwe is a classic case of how bad government can ruin a country.
Zsuzsanna Csereklyei investigates the impact of rapid expansion of renewable electricity generation on wholesale prices in Australia.
Yixiao Zhou extends the idea of convergence in per-capita income across countries to convergence of wage rates across countries for workers in the same industry.
David Stern reports on a structural vector autoregression study of the economy-wide rebound effect of energy efficiency shocks, using US data.
Rhita Simorangkir finds significant side benefits in reduced tree cover loss from an anti-poverty cash transfer program in Indonesia.
Sarah Walker investigates the tight economic links between a refugee camp in Kenya and the surrounding community, focusing on a shutdown in remittances in 2015.
**Note: the originally scheduled seminar, 'Gender corporate culture', has been cancelled.** Rohan Best looks at determinants of rooftop solar uptake in Australia, and also calculates a subsidy elasticity of solar installations for the government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.
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.
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