Events May 2016

26
May
2016

Do the New Sanctions Bite? The Political Economy of the DPRK in 2016

Dr Andray Abrahamian

Featured image is 'Yalu River Bridge between Tandong and Shinûiju, seen from the Chinese side'. This is from the collection of T. Morris-Suzuki. No restrictions on use. Taken from the Pictori Digital Media Library.

27
May
2016

Ritual Diagrams and the ‘Three Rites’ in Early Song China

YANG Qin
A state-funded compilation project, Diagrams on the Three Rites 三禮圖, provoked controversy among Confucian scholars in the early years of Northern Song (960-1127). This compilation project was part of an effort, on-going since Eastern Han (25-220 CE) times, to visualize ritual objects on the basis of canonical texts and their various commentaries.
30
May
2016

Bias-corrected common correlated effects pooled estimation in homogeneous dynamic panels

Gerdie Everaert, Ghent University.

This paper extends the Common Correlated Effects Pooled (CCEP) estimator designed by

30
May
2016

An analysis of the paddy/rice value chains in Sri Lanka

Professor S M P Senanayake, University of Colombo.

Since rice is the staple diet and its cultivation is the main occupation of millions of small-scale producers the prices of both paddy and rice significantly affects the welfare of the people in Sri Lanka.

31
May
2016

Accident, Protest, Dialogue and Change: The Evolution of Workplace Safety Standards in Chinese-run Mines and Changes in Regulatory Capacity in Zambia

Beyongo Dynamic
This post-fieldwork examines the impact of Chinese investment on regulatory standards in Zambia and how local actors influence changes in OHS, wage rates, industrial relations and environmental standards in five Chinese mining companies in the country.
31
May
2016

Splas splas krangke olbaot: what the regulation of water music in Vanuatu tells us about custom, law, power and gender

Miranda Forsyth
This seminar discusses the various claims made in Vanuatu today over water music, a unique musical form that involves slapping, scooping, and pounding water to produce distinctive rhythms and a beautiful visual performance as well.
31
May
2016

Japanese firms’ innovation responses to Chinese competition

Nobu Yamashita, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Keio University.

The rise of China in the world economy has exerted substantial competitive pressures on workers and firms whose occupations and products can be easily substituted by imports from China.

31
May
2016

The Vote: Policy Forum & ANU 2016 Federal Election series - Tax and the economy

Various speakers

The Vote: Policy Forum & ANU 2016 Federal Election series is an opportunity to engage with ANU public policy experts during the 2016 Federal Election.

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