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22
Nov
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Mining, deaths and dropouts: International evidence on the long-run health and education effects of mining

Ryan Edwards, PhD candidate, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Ryan Edwards, PhD scholar, will present a paper on the long-term socioeconomic effects of mining.

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19
Nov
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Agglomeration economies and rail investment: Prospects for Asian development

Associate Professor Cameron Gordon, University of Canberra.

In this seminar, Associate Professor Cameron Gordon will talk on the state of play in rail investment in Asia today; the potential and actual economic effects of these investments; and the policy lessons for both Asia and the wider world.

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15
Nov
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Impact of a higher price on rice consumption in Bangladesh

Syed Hasan, PhD candidate, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

In this paper Syed Hassan studies the impact of a higher price on household rice expenditures in Bangladesh.

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12
Nov
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Do immigrants to Australia suffer from lower levels of job satisfaction?

Parvinder Kler, Griffith University

Over time, more holistic approaches have been utilised to measure assimilation, including over-education and, more recently, job satisfaction. Whilst research into the differences in job satisfaction levels between native-born and immigrant labour force participants have been scant, the few studies that have been conducted suggest a difference does exist.

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08
Nov
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Inflation determinants, monetary policy effectiveness and prospects of inflation targeting in Vietnam

Tuan Phan, PhD Candidate, Crawford School of Public Policy.

Using quarterly data for Vietnam during period 1996–2012, the purpose of this paper is twofold. First, the determinants of inflation are analysed using a single equation method. Second, the monetary transmission mechanisms are examined using VAR models.

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05
Nov
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Congested (non-linear) export spillover in China: A firm-level analysis

Ligang Song, Crawford School of Public Policy

Associate Professor Ligang Song, Director, China Economy Program, will present this paper which uses the Chinese firm-level data to investigate the possible nonlinear export spillover against the background of linear export spillover effects, which are often assumed in literature.

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29
Oct
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Is happiness really a warm gun? The political consequences of US weapons sales

Eik Swee, University of Melbourne

Eik Swee will present a paper on the political consequences of United States weapons sales.

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25
Oct
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Economic consequences of terrorism: Geography matters

Omer Majeed, PhD candidate, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

This paper analyses the effect of geography on terrorism. In particular, this paper hypothesizes that a terrorist attack in financial hubs of a country will have significantly higher economic cost than a similar attack in a remote part of the country.

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22
Oct
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Is there a Southeast Asian development model?

Hal Hill, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

This paper asks the question, does it make sense to contemplate a ‘Southeast Asian development model’? Given the regional diversity, such a model does not yet exist. But over time, these countries are converging with respect to their openness, their macroeconomic management and some aspects of their social policy. This paper was prepared for a special issue of the Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies in honour of the late Dr Mahani Zainal Abidin.

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11
Oct
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Income and education effects on different measures of diet diversity

Dung Doan, PhD Student, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

This talk is based on research that has examined the estimated income and education effects on diet diversity and if these factors are sensitive to how diet diversity is measured.

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