Past events

08
Jul
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Food insecurity and food prices

Professor Peter Warr, Crawford School, ANU.

Per capita availability of food and reductions in real food prices are very strongly associated with reductions in undernourishment and poverty incidence. Professor Peter Warr explains why.

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01
Jul
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Decentralization, indirect tax reform and fiscal federalism in India

Professor Raghbendra Jha, Crawford School, ANU

Professor Jha discusses the fiscal federalism in India. He argues for review and recalibration of the entire federal relations to ensure high economic growth.

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24
Jun
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Institutional settings and value adding in Indonesian mining: past and present

Dr Pierre van der Eng, Crawford School, ANU.

Indonesia, in an attempt to push domestic value adding, has recently put a ban on export of unprocessed minerals. Dr van der Eng reviews past experiences to shed light on this issue.

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10
Jun
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Using occam’s razor to assess the dynamics of comparative advantage

Professor James Riedel, Johns Hopkins University.

Professor James Riedel will discuss his paper which uses product-level data to analyse how comparative advantage evolves as per capita income rises in a sample of twenty relatively rapidly growing countries.

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03
Jun
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Deposit-only liability insurance in a country with weak rule of law: a case of Indonesia

Dr Andrew Schmulow, University of Melbourne.

In this seminar Dr Schmulow argues that traditional banking regulatory enforcement will not work where rule of law is weak. If Indonesia were to lose a bank, particularly a major bank, it would again face a financial crisis. To avoid that, he proposes a deposit-only liability insurance.

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30
May
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Remittances and economic growth: a multi-country analysis

Rajan Panta, PhD scholar, Crawford School.

In this seminar Rajan Panta will discuss the impact of remittances on long-term economic development of the receiving countries. The specifications of the growth equation and the econometric methodology of the paper systematically draw on the recent development in the empirical growth literature with a view to overcoming the limitations of the existing studies.

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27
May
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

The employment effects of terminating disability benefits

Dr Timothy J Moore, George Washington University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Dr Timothy Moore discusses the employment effects of disability benefits termination and draws some lessons for reforms of the disability insurance program.

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23
May
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Agricultural technical change and economic diversity of farm households: the case of Vietnam

Huy Nguyen, PhD Scholar, Crawford School.

Huy Nguyen investigates the impacts of agricultural technical change on economic diversity of farm households in Vietnam.

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20
May
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Impact of Ethiopia's community based health insurance

Dr Robert Sparrow, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar, Dr Robert Sparrow reviews the recent community based health insurance (CBHI) scheme in Ethiopia.

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14
May
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project | Indonesia Study Group

Audit in a new democracy such as Indonesia

Paul Nicoll, Australian National Audit Office.

In this seminar, Paul Nicoll will describe Badan Pemeriksa Keuangan’s implementation of key aspects of the 2004 legislation in Indonesia, acknowledging progress and highlighting some challenges.

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