Indonesia has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 29 per cent in 2030. This looks ambitious, yet manageable since the Paris Agreement has been ratified and Indonesia is committed to realise its target through its political and technical efforts.
The UN Paris climate change agreement and the acceptance of Sustainable Development Initiatives by the United Nations in 2015 place an absolute priority on risk-based and scientifically informed decision-making in the world and Australasia.
Venue: Institutes Boardroom
1.12 H C Coombs Extension (8)
Fellows Road, Australian National University
Hosted by the ANU Korea Institute
We (with co-author Frank Stähler) develop a model in which it is uncertainty about the future domestic policy environment that both makes international cooperation attractive and induces the possibility of a sovereign nation reneging on such an interna
The rapid economic rise of China has brought with it tremendous wealth domestically but also the ability to seek out investment opportunities abroad. But what is China investing in, and where?
In partnership with Jobs Australia, the Social Policy Institute, together with the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute and Centre for Social Research and Methods at ANU runs a series of workshops exploring major social policy concerns.
In this seminar Matthew Shapiro will provide an overview of his recent paper, How individuals smooth spending: Evidence from the 2013 government shutdown using account data.
This seminar organises the G20’s efforts under five themes: macroeconomic stimulus, fiscal consolidation, monetary policy, the global financial safety net, and global imbalances.
Four years into the Xi Jinping leadership, it is appropriate to begin assessing the effects of his ‘governing the nation according to the law’ 依法治国 platform.
Indonesia’s budget has for years been burdened by large subsidies for electricity consumption. A series of historic reforms has delivered a substantial reduction in these subsidies.
The World Development Report 2017 on Governance and the Law explores how policies for security, growth and equity can effectively achieve their goals by addressing the underlying drivers of governance.
The first AJRC seminar for 2017 will be held on Wednesday 15 February in Seminar Room 2 at the Crawford School. A light lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Monday 13 February.
Ensuring adequate incomes for poor working families is a key policy challenge in many countries.
The 2017 Myanmar Update will be held at The Australian National University on 17-18 February 2017.
Based on a large scale survey of Chinese industrial enterprises, including over 16,000 state-owned enterprises, Paul Hubbard presents preliminary findings on the relationship between state ownership, firm size and capital returns.
This seminar will compare the current methods of providing retirement security in Australia and the United States.
Does geography affect the location and pace of economic growth? While there is
Christopher Perks, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.
Light lunch available.
After storming into office in the May 2016 Philippine elections under a fiery campaign to wage war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte has not ceased to make headlines since then.
This seminar will discuss the results of the Jakarta gubernatorial elections on 15 February. It will consider the dynamics of grassroots campaigning as well as the implications of the results for national politics.
This roundtable discussion considers documentary filmmaking as a form of ethnographic observation and fieldwork uncannily close, but also different, from the more traditional format of academic article production.
Michael Kidd, RMIT University.
Afternoon tea available.
Indonesia’s recently adopted decentralisation arrangements, intended to ‘bring government closer to the people’, fail from the point of view of both efficiency and equity.
Myanmar is gaining a lot of opportunity to promote knowledge through public libraries as one of the last countries re-engaged to the world with newly elected democratic government after six decades of authoritarian rule.