Events March 2017

16
Mar
2017

Inequality and living standards: past and present

Professor Peter Whiteford, Crawford School, ANU; Dr Anna Missiaia, Lund University; Professor Richard Burkhauser, Cornell University; plus many more.

Economic inequality has become an increasingly important in the public debate. Rising inequality combined with slow growth in average incomes puts pressure on the living standards of those at the bottom of the distribution.

17
Mar
2017

Bigger, better or weaker? Size and capital returns in large and small Chinese state-owned manufacturers

Paul Hubbard, PhD scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

In this seminar, Paul Hubbard will explore a contradiction in Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) reform between market efficiency and making SOEs ‘bigger, better and stronger’.

17
Mar
2017

Causal claims and value judgements

Associate Professor Katie Steele, School of Philosophy, ANU.

In discussions of the social dimension of science and scientific claims, much emphasis has been given to the value judgements associated with ‘inductive risk’, which concerns whether there is adequate evidence to assert some scientific claim.

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