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31
Jan
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Valuation effects, risk sharing, and consumption smoothing

Marcel Schroder, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Recent models of portfolio choice suggest that valuation effects (changes in net external assets of a country arising from movements in exchange rates or asset returns) play an important role in international risk sharing by facilitating external adjustment. In this seminar, Marcel Schroder will examine these theories for 77 countries over 1980-2010.

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28
Jan
2014
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

International effects of China's rise and transition: neoclassical and keynesian perspectives

Rod Tyers, Winthrop Professor of Economics, University of Western Australia Business School and Adjunct Professor of Economics, ANU College of Business and Economics.

Professor Rod Tyers will talk about opinion over the global implications of China’s rise.

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29
Nov
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Determinants of international food prices: Role of demand and supply factors

Jagath Dissanayake, PhD candidate, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Jagath Dissanayake discusses the relative importance of demand and supply shocks and policy shocks in food price fluctuations.

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26
Nov
2013
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

Macroeconomic policy cooperation and the G20: What can be achieved?

Professor David Vines, Professor of Economics, Oxford University.

In this seminar Professor Vines will discuss the downsides of pursuing fiscal austerirty in advanced countries and export-led growth in emerging countries. He will then propose some ways to help achieve global recovery. In particular, Professor Vines will talk about the role of G20’s initiative called G20MAP (G20 Mutual Assessment Process).

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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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