Events March 2017

01
Mar
2017

Bank lobbying as a financial safety net: evidence from the post-crisis US banking sector

Dr Kentaro Asai, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, ANU.

About the speaker

Dr Kentaro Asai, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, ANU.

Light lunch available.

02
Mar
2017

Performance in mixed-sex and single-sex tournaments: what we can learn from speedboat races in Japan

Professor Alison Booth, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Professor Alison Booth, Research School of Economics Seminar, ANU

Afternoon tea available.

02
Mar
2017

The Grand Strategy of 'Empty Space': the Northwest Frontier and the 'Great Game', 1864-1907

Professor Brian P. Farrell, National University of Singapore
British anxiety regarding Russian threats to the British position in India became a running theme in British discussions about imperial defence, at home and in India, as early as the late 1820s.
03
Mar
2017

Income uncertainty and consumption smoothing In Australia

Owen Freestone, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

This paper examines the nature of income uncertainty facing Australian households, and how unanticipated income changes affect consumption.

03
Mar
2017

A sectoral growth-income inequality nexus in Indonesia

Associate Professor Budy P Resosudarmo, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar Budy Resosudarmo provides evidence of a causal relationship between economic growth in the manufacturing, agriculture and services sectors and income inequality, measured by an income equality variable, using panel data for Indonesian d

05
Mar
2017

‘Til Madness Do Us Part 疯爱

‘Til Madness Do Us Part is the portrait of a group of men secluded from society. Surviving in a small world composed of a few rooms and one corridor, their only freedom is now to behave and befriend as they want.
07
Mar
2017

The likely distributional impacts of Parental Leave Pay reform

Matthew Taylor, Centre for Social Research and Methods, ANU.

Parental Leave Pay (PLP) provides $12,000, to just under 170,000 families every year.

08
Mar
2017

International Women's Day breakfast

Sarah Ferguson, ABC journalist and Four Corners presenter.

Join Sarah Ferguson, the multiple Walkley Award winning journalist for this year’s International Women’s Day breakfast in Canberra.

08
Mar
2017

International Women's Day Breakfast

Sarah Ferguson
Join award-winning ABC journalist and Four Corners presenter Sarah Furguson at this breakfast event marking International Women's Day. Hosted by the Australian HR Institute and sponsored by ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. 
 
08
Mar
2017

Workshop: Managing & Raising Your Research Profile

Lizzy Ryley, ANU Marketing Director

In light of the constant publication pressures on academics, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Research Services team, in collaboration with the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Communications & Marketing have developed a series of workshops t

08
Mar
2017

FH Gruen Public Lecture - Brexit and the developing countries

Professor L Alan Winters, University of Sussex.

One aim of Brexit is for Britain to ‘to take control’ of its own trade policy, which will, among other things, entail designing new relationships with developing countries.

08
Mar
2017

Live from UB

Live from UB explores the small but vibrant rock scene in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar (also called ‘UB’). It blends the story of one band creating original Mongolian rock with interviews from experts and Mongolian rock legends.
14
Mar
2017

The impact of tariff liberalisation on standards for health, safety and environmental protection

Emma Aisbett, University of Hamburg.

Does tariff liberalisation cause regulatory chill by putting downward pressure on health, safety and environmental standards? Or does it cause a race to the top as governments seek to use standards as non-tariff barriers to trade?

14
Mar
2017

On tax policy, how will the world get Trumped?

Professor Jack Mintz, University of Calgary, Canada.

US tax reform is not easy, requiring both the President and Congress to agree on a package. There is a deep interest in business tax reform but how to move ahead will be challenging.

15
Mar
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.

16
Mar
2017

Economic freedom and income inequality in the long run: is there a trade-off?

Professor Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Is economic liberty associated with income inequality? Does greater economic liberty imply higher GDP per capita but a more unequal income distribution?

21
Mar
2017

The macroeconomic effects of Japan’s unconventional monetary policies

Professor Ryuzo Miyao, University of Tokyo.

Japan is the country with the longest history of implementing unconventional monetary policies, which were first introduced fifteen years ago and have since been expanded several times.

21
Mar
2017

The not-so-hot melting pot: the persistence of outcomes for descendants of the age of mass migration

Zachary Ward, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Large skill gaps across different immigrant sources may remain for generations; however, convergence past the second generation is typically unknown because data rarely include grandparent’s country of birth.

21
Mar
2017

The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China: Insights from Prosecuted Cases of Collusive Corruption

Pei Minxin
Corruption in the post-Tiananmen era exhibits distinct characteristics not found in the 1980s, such as astronomical sums of money looted by officials, their family members, and their cronies in the private sector, large networks of co-conspirators, and the sale of public office. By examining the evolution of Chinese economic and political institutions since the early 1990s, we can trace the emergence of crony capitalism to two critical changes in the control of property rights of the assets owned by the state and the personnel management of the officials the ruling Communist Party.
23
Mar
2017

China’s Penal Change and Development: An Examination of Neoliberal Penality Thesis in the Chinese Context

Li Enshen
This talk aims to explore the possible conceptual limitation of the neoliberal penality thesis for understanding modern penal practices in contemporary China (‘reform China’), where economic reform has also significantly altered the state’s social landscape over the last several decades.
28
Mar
2017

Did China’s massive energy imports have a Dutch disease effect in Asia-Pacific countries?

Akihisa Mori, Kyoto University.

China has increased its energy imports to sustain rapid economic growth.

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