Events October 2016

04
Oct
2016

Terra in our Mist: A Terra-torial Ethnography of the People of the Mist

Jade William Emery Aikman
In October 2007 the paramilitary wing of the New Zealand Police conducted simultaneous ‘anti-terror’ raids throughout New Zealand, targeting Māori sovereignty activists.
04
Oct
2016

A theory of dynamic burden of proof

Carlos Oyarzun, University of Queensland.

About the speaker

Carlos Oyarzun, University of Queensland.

Light lunch available.

04
Oct
2016

The substitution elasticity, factor shares, long-run growth, and the low-frequency panel model

Debdulal Mallick, Deakin University.

The value of the elasticity of substitution between labour and capital (σ) is a ‘crucial’ assumption in understanding the secular decline in the labour share of income and long-run growth.

04
Oct
2016

FH Gruen Public Lecture - After reform: the economic policy agenda in the 21st century

Professor John Quiggin, University of Queensland.

Since the 1980s, economic policy in Australia has been dominated by a policy agenda referred to by its proponents as ‘microeconomic reform’ or simply ‘reform’, based on the ideas of free trade, privatisation and reductions in the scale and scope of gov

05
Oct
2016

Reconstructing Realities: Aesthetics, Politics, and Photography Groups in China, 1970s and 1980s

CHEN Shuxia
In 1979, a group of young photography enthusiasts in Beijing formed one of the earliest amateur photography groups, the April Photo Society, at the dawn of the reform era. Between 1979 and 1981 the group held three annual exhibitions, each presented under the single title, ‘Nature, Society and Man’. The exhibited imagery showed a humanistic approach, which appeared new and was a challenging contrast to officially sanctioned visual culture at the time. Inspired by the April Photo Society, other amateur photography groups emerged across China throughout the 1980s. Building on CHEN Shuxia's refined thesis proposal, drawing on materials collected from two recent field trips to China, this presentation will critically outline the emergence of these photography groups in the 1980s, reflecting on how both collective and individual identities helped form each group to catalyze an aesthetic movement to reflect on both personal and social realities.
05
Oct
2016

Pension reform with entrepreneurial choice

Hans Fehr, University of Wuerzburg.

About the speaker

Hans Fehr, University of Wuerzburg.

06
Oct
2016

A simple estimator for short panels with common factors

Vasilis Sarafidis, Monash University.

About the speaker

Vasilis Sarafidis, Monash University.

07
Oct
2016

From the blame game to learning about health system performance in Australia

Dr Amanda Smullen, Senior Lecturer, Crawford School, ANU.

Theoretically the realm of intergovernmental relations have been variously described as sites for battles of strategic interests, sites for hierarchical centralized control and sites for political ritual.

10
Oct
2016

India and China at sea: competition and coexistence in the Indo-Pacific maritime domain

Professor You Ji, University of Macau; Abhijit Singh, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation; Professor Rory Medcalf, Head, National Security College, Crawford School, ANU; plus many more.

India and China are fast emerging as major maritime powers of the Indo-Pacific as part of long term shifts in the regional balance of power.

10
Oct
2016

A decision-focused approach to sustainable development in Africa

Dr Keith Shepherd, World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

Decision-makers should be selecting interventions that optimise outcomes across the whole set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This requires economic models that project long-term costs, benefits and risks of intervention options.

11
Oct
2016

Economy-wide modelling in policy analysis

Dr Janine Dixon, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University; Paul Gretton, Visiting Fellow, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, Crawford School, ANU.

In this course, you will be introduced to applied economic analysis using economy-wide, general equilibrium modelling.

11
Oct
2016

Inequality or poverty: which is bad for growth?

Robert Breunig, Crawford School, ANU.

Recent research has highlighted a negative impact of inequality on economic growth. We re-evaluate this hypothesis focusing on both inequality and poverty and their interaction.

13
Oct
2016

A Japanese Moment in the Globalisation of Contemporary Chinese Art?

Olivier Krischer
The development of China’s contemporary art is often seen as a movement towards internationalization or globalization, a story of “East meets West”. It is taken to include Chinese artists based in New York or Paris, the influence of Euro-American art collectors and museums, or the inclusion of Chinese artists at “international” exhibitions like the Venice Biennale. This paper instead considers the role of Japan as an early source of interest and support for Chinese contemporary artists, particularly in the late 1980s to mid-1990s.
14
Oct
2016

Price and income elasticities of electricity demand: evidence from Jamaica

Alrick Campbell, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

Jamaica’s electricity sector faces supply-side challenges. Demand-side policies have the potential to improve electricity use efficiency and reduce the likelihood of electricity disruptions.

15
Oct
2016

2016 Australia/Japan Tanka Workshop

Multiple Speakers

Program

17
Oct
2016

The Nauru dilemma

Paul Ronalds, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children Australia.

When asked by then Immigration Minister Tony Burke to provide services to asylum seeker children on Nauru in 2013, Save the Children was faced with a clear dilemma.

18
Oct
2016

Are doctors different? Regulating individuals in the context of occupational subcultures

Judith Healy, Honorary Professor, RegNet
A basic principle of ‘responsive regulation’ is that regulators should respond to the behavior, context and culture of those being regulated. Yet scholars generally pay more attention to regulatory and regulated organisations than to the individuals being regulated. Health professionals, and doctors in particular, as a distinctively difficult group to regulate, call for considerable regulatory guile.
20
Oct
2016

How do tax returns respond to tax rate changes? Decomposing the elasticity of taxable income

Steven Hamilton, University of Michigan.

I develop a method for decomposing the elasticity of taxable income (ETI) into its constituent parts (wage income, deductions, etc.), which is not possible using the existing ‘bunching’ methods for estimating the ETI.

20
Oct
2016

Reconciling Status: China and the Dilemma of Intervention at the UN Security Council, 2000 – 2015

Courtney J. Fung

What explains China’s varied response in regards to intervention at the UN Security Council?

23
Oct
2016

Behemoth 悲兮魔兽

Zhao Liang’s Behemoth invents a cinematic language of despair for a world beyond salvation. Inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, Behemoth is a journey that begins in the coal mines of Inner Mongolia, surveys the destruction of the grassland and miners as they die in their hospital beds, all for the construction of the famous ghost city of Kangbashi in Ordos.
25
Oct
2016

RegNet Bookclub: Violence and the Civilising Process in Cambodia

Professor Rod Broadhurst, Foundation Professor of Criminology, ANU; Professor Robert Van Krieken, Sydney University, Dr Tyrell Haberkorn, ANU
In their new book, Professor Roderic Broadhurst and his colleagues write about the history of violence in Cambodia, evaluating the extent to which Norbert Elias’s theories, published as The Civilizing Process in 1939, can be applied in a non-western context.
26
Oct
2016

ADB@50: what does the future hold?

Professor Ron Duncan, ANU; Mr Stephen Groff, Vice President, Asian Development Bank; Professor Hal Hill, ANU; Ms Annmaree O’Keeffe AM, Lowy Institute and Professor Michael Wesley, Dean, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) commenced operations on 19 December 1966. Over the subsequent 50 years, the ADB has partnered its Asia-Pacific developing member countries on a remarkable journey of transformation and poverty reduction.

26
Oct
2016

New Castle 新堡

Winner for best documentary at the Pusan International Film Festival, this is a stark yet searing portrait of a rural Chinese mining community on the cusp of being relocated from their traditional homes into newly built “luxury” housing.
27
Oct
2016

Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Domestic Processes and Foreign Assistance

International and Domestic Speakers

International deliberations on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) have displayed a decisive shift from questions of principle toward questions of implementation, particularly in relation to the prevention of mass atrocities.

27
Oct
2016

Workshop on international finance and trade history

Centre for Economic History, Research School of Economics, ANU.

The RSE Centre for Economic History is holding a Workshop on International Finance and Trade History on 27 October 2016.

27
Oct
2016

China as a Polar Great Power

Anne-Marie Brady
In the last five years China has emerged as a member of the unique club of nations who are powerful at both poles. Polar states are global giants, strong in military, scientific, and economic terms. The concept of a polar great power is relatively unknown in international relations studies. Yet China, a rising power globally, is now widely using this term to sum up its aspirations and symbolise the significance of the polar regions to China’s national interests. In this talk Anne-Marie Brady will discuss her latest book, to be published by Cambridge University Press later this year.
27
Oct
2016

International currencies past, present and future: lessons of the very long run

Professor Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Eichengreen’s lecture will examine the role of national currencies in international transactions: why the dollar is used so widely in cross-border transactions, even those that do not involve the United States; and whether the dollar’s status

31
Oct
2016

Strengthening public financial management reform in Pacific Island countries

Various speakers

The World Bank, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and Overseas Development Institute (ODI) have recently released a

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