Mining, deaths and dropouts: International evidence on the long-run health and education effects of mining
Ryan Edwards, PhD scholar, will present a paper on the long-term socioeconomic effects of mining.
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.
In this paper Syed Hassan studies the impact of a higher price on household rice expenditures in Bangladesh.
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.
Inflation determinants, monetary policy effectiveness and prospects of inflation targeting in Vietnam
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.
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.
Eik Swee will present a paper on the political consequences of United States weapons sales.
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.
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.
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.