After decades of intractable ethno-national conflict, military rule and economic stagnation, in the last three years Myanmar has initiated a tentative transition to 'democracy' through widespread economic and political liberalisation.
This paper studies the effect of transport infrastructure on the real exchange rate (RER) and reaches two relatively strong conclusions.
This paper discusses my contribution as a visual artist to a multi-institutional project initiated and directed by Bronwen Douglas.
The Indonesia Project at The Australian National University, in cooperation with the SMERU Research Institute in Jakarta, will organise the first Indonesia Project research grants workshop, on November 5, 2014.
The Dompet Dhuafa (the Wallet of the Poor) Foundation was established by secular-educated Muslims in the early 1990s as part of the daily Islamic newspaper, Republika.
Despite years of research in historical linguistics, certain core questions are still relevant and there is not an agreed on general theory of language change (Bowern & Evans, 2015:1). The questions raised by Weinreich et al.
The issue of (re)production of poverty continues to generate critical academic and policy debate in the rural South. In these debates, scholars and policymakers have conceptualised pathways out of poverty in different, often contrasting, ways.
During the past forty years or so, suzhi, or human quality and qualities,
On 10 November 2014, the ANU Mongolia Institute will host the second Mongolia Update in Canberra.
Era Dabla-Norris discusses growth and productivity developments in emerging market and developing countries including details about the BRICS, and looks at their convergence prospects and reforms needed to sustain convergence.
The ASSA Annual Symposium and Cunningham Lecture will take place on 11 November 2014 at the Shine Dome Canberra.
So you’re teaching a course next year. This workshop offers ideas, resources and people to help you to create an engaging course for your students.
This presentation aims to study the pivotal roles of women with a focus on the transition of aristocratic women’s struggles and the emerging roles of commoner women in the significant period of Siam’s political and social transition from the absolute m
Dr Ana Dragojlovic and Mrs Udeni Hanchapola Appuhamilage are starting a weekly reading group ‘Affect and Embodiment’ starting from November 12.
Inequality is on the rise globally and in Australia. The richest 85 people own the same wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people.
More than a decade ago, Indonesia, a diverse archipelago rich in natural resources, began to adopt a strongly decentralised political and fiscal system. Significant powers are now at the district level, including over land use and forest management.
Own revenues at district level are lower than those at provincial level in Indonesia, and intergovernmental transfers have persistently become a major revenue source.
Marie-Odile Junker, Carleton University, Canada (email@example.com)
It is a common practice in recursively dynamic CGE models to assume static expectation as the agents lack foresights. As a result, the investors take the future rates of return to be the same as that of the current period.
Graduate Studies in National Security Policy
This conference will examine opportunities presented by effectively harnessing big data, and in particular will look at how open data (across the Academy, government, and industry) can enhance research, shape policy development, and impact on innovatio
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Africa’s northern white rhino is practically extinct. By contrast, the southern white rhino came close to extinction in the year 1900, but is the most abundant species of rhino alive today.
This paper explores the potential impacts on both China and other major countries of possible mega trade deals. These include the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and various blocked deals.
Corruption in Papua New Guinea is widely accepted to be a major development challenge. The fight against it was recently bolstered by the introduction of a new anti-corruption taskforce.
This paper reexamines the extent of wage differentials between medium-large (20 or more workers) foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) and local, private plants in Indonesia’s manufacturing industries in 1996 and compares them to corresponding diffe