Events October 2016

27
Aug
2016

Zhang Peili: from Painting to Video / 张培力:从绘画到录像

​Exhibition dates: 27 August–15 November 2016
Gallery hours: 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday
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

Vertical integration and rent extraction

Zhijun Chen, Monash University.

About the speaker

Zhijun Chen, Monash University.

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.

11
Oct
2016

A National Asset, 50 Years of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

Launched by: Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne

12
Oct
2016

Industry dynamics with variable markup

Chris Edmond, University of Melbourne.

About the speaker

Chris Edmond, University of Melbourne.

13
Oct
2016

Hope and grief in the Anthropocene

Professor Lesley Head, Head of the School of Geography, The University of Melbourne.

In this talk Professor Lesley Head will explore how responses to Anthropocene challenges are hampered by grief for a pristine and certain past.

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.

14
Oct
2016

System integration costs of wind and solar power: an economic perspective

Dr Falko Ueckerdt, postdoctoral researcher, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Is wind power to be blamed for last week’s South Australian blackout? As generation costs of wind and solar decrease into the range of fossil fueled power, the system impacts of variability (intermittency) become crucial.

15
Oct
2016

2016 Australia/Japan Tanka Workshop

Multiple Speakers

Program

17
Oct
2016

The role of English fluency in migrant assimilation: evidence from United States history

Zach Ward, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Zach Ward, Research School of Economics, ANU.

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.
18
Oct
2016

Sources of growth spurts in Pacific Island economies

Ron Duncan, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

There has been a considerable amount of research into the growth of the Pacific island countries; however, there has been no attempt to identify episodes of growth (and non-growth) and to identify and understand the factors behind these episodes.

19
Oct
2016

Relationships in the interbank market

Jonathan Chiu, Victoria University of Wellington.

About the speaker

Jonathan Chiu, Victoria University of Wellington.

Light lunch available.

19
Oct
2016

Reform, information, education: a new paradigm for pension reform

Professor Elsa Fornero, University of Turin.

Financial literacy has important implications not only for personal well-being, but also for economic reforms, and thus for collective well-being. Reforms are meant to change people’s behavior.

20
Oct
2016

Subsidies, savings and sustainable technology adoption: field experimental evidence from Mozambique

Dean Yang, University of Michigan.

About the speaker

Dean Yang, University of Michigan.

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

Continuing war of information

Murali Agastya, The University of Sydney.

About the speaker

Murali Agastya, The University of Sydney.

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 at the UN Security Council to the issue of intervention? This paper will argue that China’s concerns over status are central to its position on intervention, yet they are often overlooked. Though China’s focus on status is not new, Fung offers greater analytical purchase in two ways: first, by specifying the conditions for status; and second, by examining the effects of China’s status as both a great power and a developing state.
21
Oct
2016

Evaluating the effects of regional incentive funds to district governments in Indonesia

Adriyanto Adriyanto, PhD scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy.

The effectiveness of performance-based fiscal transfers is a topic of considerable interest.

21
Oct
2016

Dynamics of expected inflation in Japan

Associate Professor Tatsuyoshi Okimoto, Crawford School, ANU.

Over the last three decades Japanese economy has experienced many significant events. It is quite important to examine how expected inflation rates in Japan have evolved through these events.

21
Oct
2016

State of the PNG public sector

John Ma’o Kali, CMG, OBE, Secretary, Department of Personnel Management, Papua New Guinea Government.

The Papua New Guinea’s Department of Personnel Management plays a critical role as a central agency in the Government’s policy initiatives and implementation of the Public Sector Reforms.

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.
24
Oct
2016

Climate Café - Climate change: what you can do

Anna Rose, Innovation Fellow with the Myer Foundation.

Climate change is such a big challenge that it can feel overwhelming. It’s easy to feel powerless, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do.

24
Oct
2016

Be Mindful of Each Bowl of Rice: Democracy, Development and Taiwan’s Reconciliation with its History

Mark Harrison
Nearly thirty years after transition to democracy, Taiwan is still coming to terms with its history under authoritarianism from 1945 to 1987. This presentation will explore the quest for historical justice by the Taiwanese in their political and cultural lives.
25
Oct
2016

The impact of inward workers’ remittances in South Asia

Arjuna Mohottala, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

South Asia continues to attract large inflows for worker’s remittances and its macroeconomic impact over the long time horizon has not yet properly investigated.

25
Oct
2016

Complementarity between online and offline business

Yijuan Chen, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Yijuan Chen, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Light lunch available.

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.
25
Oct
2016

The services sector as a driver of change: Indonesia’s experience in the ASEAN context

Christopher Findlay, University of Adelaide.

By various performance indicators, the Indonesian services sector ranks below those of its main ASEAN neighbours.

25
Oct
2016

Maritime Governance from Papal Bulls to UN Conventions

Donald C. Winter
Current maritime disputes ranging from the Arctic to the South China Sea are motivated by multiple factors ranging from national security concerns to the expectations of economic opportunities.
25
Oct
2016

Secrets of a successful leader: getting culture right

John Heer.

John Heer, a recently retired CEO from the United States healthcare sector, is an advocate of the Servant Leader philosophy.

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 Dr Matthew Dornan, Deputy Director, Development Policy Centre, 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

Combating corruption in Yudhoyono's Indonesia: an insider's perspective

Professor Denny Indrayana, The University of Melbourne and Gadjah Mada University.

Combating corruption in Indonesia is a monumental task, even for a president.

26
Oct
2016

The impact of changing the company tax rate in Australia

Dr Janine Dixon, Victoria University.

We investigate the impact of a cut to the company tax rate using a miniature version of the Vic-Uni computable general equilibrium model of the Australian economy with additional detail on ownership of physical capital.

26
Oct
2016

Living on E-Commerce: The Politics and Ethics of E-Trading in a Chinese City

QIAN Linliang

Venue: Library, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, Acton

26
Oct
2016

International Dynamics of Making Peace and Preventing Atrocity: Where Do We Stand

Professor Scott Straus and Associate Professor Severine Autesserre
In this seminar, two internationally renowned scholars of conflict and genocide studies, Professor Scott Straus and Associate Professor Severine Autesserre, will present their recent research on international efforts to build peace and prevent atroci
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

Various speakers - please refer to the program

International Conference: Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Domestic Processes and Foreign Assistance

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

Discovering mineralogical terrains and landscapes of North Korean and Soviet development

Robert Winstanley-Chesters

Recent geological prospecting by North Korea’s developmental agencies in partnership with Australian companies has been framed as an engagement with the ultimate opaque resource frontier.

27
Oct
2016

Guarding the Guardians: How India has tamed its military and stayed a democracy

Steven I. Wilkinson, Yale University
India’s independence leaders were well aware of the threat India’s colonial-style army posed for the new democracy.
27
Oct
2016

China as a Polar Great Power

Anne-Marie Brady
In the last five years, China has emerged as a member of a unique club of nations powerful at both the North and South 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, now widely uses this term to sum up its aspirations and to symbolise the significance of the polar regions to its national interests. In this talk Anne-Marie Brady will discuss her latest book on China as a polar power, to be published 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

28
Oct
2016

Explaining changes in carbon intensity in Thailand: structural decomposition analysis

Panittra Ninpanit, PhD scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy.

Since 1971, carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion in Thailand have risen more than 14-fold. This is faster than the emissions of China.

28
Oct
2016

The impact of policy change and macroeconomic conditions on Australian single mothers

Professor Matthew Gray, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods; David Stanton, Crawford School, ANU.

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.

31
Oct
2016

The long run effects of the Spanish Inquisition

Mauricio Drelichman, The University of British Columbia.

About the speaker

Mauricio Drelichman, The University of British Columbia.

Light lunch available.

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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