Events December 2016

05
Dec
2016

Market power and production (mis) allocation: a study of the world oil market

John Asker, University of California, Los Angeles.

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John Asker, University of California, Los Angeles.

Light lunch available.

06
Dec
2016

Putting a price on patent doctrines: evidence from the PBS

Hazel Moir
This exploratory study uses data from one medicine to explore the cost of granting low quality patents.
06
Dec
2016

Growth, urbanisation and poverty reduction in India

Gaurav Datt, Monash University.

Longstanding development issues are revisited in the light of our newly-constructed dataset of poverty measures for India spanning 60 years, including 20 years since reforms began in earnest in 1991.

06
Dec
2016

Real-time macro foreign exchange rates

Robin Brooks and Silvia Ardagna , Goldman Sachs & Co.

In this seminar Robin Brooks and Silvia Ardagna will provide an overview of their recent paper written with Michael Cahill, Real-Time Macro Foreign Exchange Rates.

06
Dec
2016

Delivering the energy transition in theory and practice

Michael Grubb, Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy, University College London, and Senior Advisor to the UK Energy Regulator Ofgem.

Planetary Economics and the three domains of sustainable development

07
Dec
2016

Addressing gender-based violence at the community level: the role of urban village courts in PNG

Fiona Hukula
Drawing on ongoing fieldwork in three Port Moresby Village Courts, this presentation will consider the role of the Village Court in implementing the Family Protection Act.
07
Dec
2016

The Hole 洞

At the turn of the new millennium a strange disease has hit Taiwan. Meanwhile, a reclusive young man uses the sizeable hole that has appeared in his living room floor to spy on his downstairs neighbor, an attractive woman who stockpiles toilet paper.
08
Dec
2016

Economic diversification and tax reform in Papua New Guinea

Sir Nagora Bogan, Chancellor of Papua New Guinea’s University of Technology (Unitech).

The independent Tax Review Committee (TRC) established by the Government of PNG recently completed a comprehensive review of the country’s tax system involving extensive and transparent stakeholder consultation over the course of two years.

08
Dec
2016

The future of corporate tax

Professor Wolfgang Schoen, Director, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Germany.

Professor Schoen will present on the new trends in company tax reform in Europe and the United Kingdom, in the context of the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project and various new conceptual approaches for redesign of company tax for the future

09
Dec
2016

Slow disaster: knowledge, networks and El Niño frost and drought in Papua New Guinea

Brendan Jinks

Much of Papua New Guinea (PNG) was severely impacted by El Niño frosts and droughts in 2015-16, 1997-98, 1982-83, 1972-73, 1941-42, 1914-15 and earlier.

12
Dec
2016

Liberalism and Empire in Southeast Asia

Multiple Speakers

This symposium collects the leading scholars on British colonial thought in Southeast Asia to consider the question of the relationship between liberalism and the British Empire in Southeast Asia.

13
Dec
2016

Be cunning, ruthless, and audacious: Australia’s independent companies and commando squadrons in the Pacific war

Dr Karl James, Australian War Memorial
In 1940 the British Army formed commando units to raid, conduct sabotage, and gather information in German-occupied Europe.
14
Dec
2016

Chinese and Russian approaches to international law

Anthea Roberts
Using the lens of Comparative International Law, this talk examines how to characterise Chinese and Russian approaches to international law and what these challenges might say about the universality, or otherwise, of international law in this newly emerging Competitive World Order.
16
Dec
2016

Grade repetition, school dropout, and student achievement in Ethiopia: a waste of resources?

Samuel G Weldeegzie, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Students are sometimes made to repeat a grade under the rationale that doing so will lead to improved learning outcomes.

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