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.
Nurina Merdikawati presents her PhD findings on how minimum wages affect employment in Indonesia.
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.
Wishnu Mahraddika presents findings on whether foreign reserve accumulation crowd out domestic private investment in the short and long run.
The seminar will discuss, from a comparative East Asian perspective, Indonesia’s experience with exploiting opportunities for export-oriented industrialisation created by “Global Production Sharing”.
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.
Mark Fabian presents evidence that cautions against the use of life satisfaction scales in policy research.
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.
Raghbendra Jha looks into the practice of bribery as a means of gaining access to welfare programs for households in rural India.