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.
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
Vasilis Sarafidis, Monash University.
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.
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.
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.
In this course, you will be introduced to applied economic analysis using economy-wide, general equilibrium modelling.
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.
In this talk Professor Lesley Head will explore how responses to Anthropocene challenges are hampered by grief for a pristine and certain past.
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.
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.
Zach Ward, Research School of Economics, ANU.
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.
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.
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.
Dean Yang, 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.
The effectiveness of performance-based fiscal transfers is a topic of considerable interest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yijuan Chen, Research School of Economics, ANU.
Light lunch available.
By various performance indicators, the Indonesian services sector ranks below those of its main ASEAN neighbours.
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.
Combating corruption in Indonesia is a monumental task, even for a president.
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.
Venue: Library, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, Acton
International Conference: Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Domestic Processes and Foreign Assistance
The RSE Centre for Economic History is holding a Workshop on International Finance and Trade History on 27 October 2016.
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.
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
Since 1971, carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion in Thailand have risen more than 14-fold. This is faster than the emissions of China.
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.