In this seminar Yashodha Senadheera will provide an overview of her recent paper, External Shocks and the Sri Lankan Economy: a SVAR Approach.
Has the Philippines indeed shed its label as the ‘sick man of Asia’?
The Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) is an operationally independent unit within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) that measures and reports on the effectiveness of the Australian aid program.
Regulatory heterogeneity continues to be identified as a challenge for food trade in ASEAN, as the progress of harmonization of food standards among member states remains slow.
In this seminar archivists and librarians working in the Pacific Islands will deliver an update on the state of archives and libraries in the Pacific.
In partnership with Jobs Australia, the Social Policy Institute at the Crawford School of the ANU runs a series of workshops exploring major social policy concerns.
In the second week of August this year, Papua New Guinea’s national newspapers reported that the customary landowners of the Hides gas field, the primary source of raw material for PNG’s Liquified Natural Gas project, were protesting and threatening to
What is human beauty? How much does it ‘pay off’ in pay and jobs? Are the pay-offs the same for men and women? How do the pay-offs differ across jobs? Does it pay to try to improve your looks? How much does beauty help in the marriage market?
Around 28 per cent of rural households in Cambodia face food insecurity.
Civil registration is integral to the Indonesian government’s current poverty-reduction strategy, both for its ability to confer legal identity to citizens and as the principal source of the country’s vital statistics.
While the understanding of Pakistan is beset by dominant stereotypes centred on terrorism and militancy, this nation of around 200 million presents a much more complex country case study.
Dr Christoph Mueller, Lecturer, University of Queensland.
Light lunch available.
Sustainable economic growth means that countries must shift their production to “green products” that will drastically reduce environmental damage.
It is widely believed that we are in the middle of a technological revolution.
GDP has become a dangerously addictive idea, but one that no government can now afford to ignore. It is dangerous because economic success is defined in a tightly restricted way. It is addictive because GDP can only ever point in one direction.
Dr Michele de Nadai, University of New South Wales.
If climate change is one of the greatest threats facing global populations today, why do we treat it as an abstract and ambiguous concept?
Bettina Klaus, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Light lunch available.
The practice of selecting public office holders by lottery was the mainstay of the ancient Athenian city state. It was also widely used in late medieval Europe, especially in Italy. It survives mainly in the form of the randomly-selected jury.
This paper uses detailed information about household supermarket purchases from the Australian Nielsen Homescan Survey to estimate price elasticities of demand for a range of food categories.
This paper examines the main drivers of female labour force participation in Indonesia and disentangles the factors that have contributed to female labour force participation remaining unchanged over the past two decades at 51 per cent.
The Australia–Japan Research Centre and the ANU Japan Institute will once again co-host the annual Japan Update.
Luis Uzeda Garcia , PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.
Light lunch available.
Shortly after the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, the League of Nations held the Far Eastern Rural Hygiene Conference in Bandung, which was hosted by the Dutch East Indies government, between 3–13 August 1937.
Professor Denzil Fiebig, Univesity of New South Wales.
Afternoon tea available.
The information evening is an opportunity for aspiring PhD candidates to meet and hear from College researchers, including the Academic Director Associate Professor Matthew Sussex and current doctoral scholars.
The word ‘reform’ has become a mantra to solve many economic problems in developing countries. Nevertheless, few reforms are successful. When economists are asked why, they usually blame ‘politics’ or ‘institutional failure’.
There are large gaps in child educational outcomes between the Kinh majority and non-Kinh minorities in Vietnam. This paper seeks to understand the reasons for these ethnic gaps.
Dr Sarah Dong uses the drop in district consumption levels as a measure of the severity of the Asian Financial Crisis in each district in Indonesia, and tests the effects of the consumption shock on the change in men’s and women’s working status and as
While Bantawa (Tibeto-Burman, Nepal) displays some typical Tibeto-Buman features in the verbal agreement system, it also displays complex morphological traits in person and number marking.
We investigate whether the allocation of discretionary grants for infrastructure from the central government to the districts are determined by district need, political alignment of the central government with local district heads, or past electoral su
China is a multilingual and multiethnic nation with 56 officially recognized nationalities speaking more than 130 languages (Ministry of Education, 2015).
Ravi Sastry, University of Melbourne.
Migrant-and refugee-led organisations implement innovative, small-scale, low-cost projects that are potentially replicable and scalable.
This study examines the effect of intangible investment on sectoral energy intensity.