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.

07
Mar
2017

The rules of ruling China

Ryan Manuel
What are the rules governing how actors work together across the Chinese party-state system? Which of these rules are binding? How do rules together affect the behaviour of officials, of organisations, and ultimately, of the party-state as a whole?
07
Mar
2017

Vietnam and Australia’s agricultural trade and investment in an uncertain world

Dr Dang Kim Khoi, Director of the Center for Agricultural Policy, Vietnam.

Agriculture is a critical component of the vibrant trade between Australia and Vietnam.

07
Mar
2017

Agricultural development in Australia in the face of occasional mining booms: 1845 to 2015

Professor Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide and ANU.

This paper examines the extent to which agricultural sector developments in the Australian economy can be understood using international trade theory, several major mining booms and knowledge of key policy developments.

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

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

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

Product turnover and deflation: evidence from Japan

Kozo Ueda, Waseda University.

About the speaker

Kozo Ueda, Waseda University.

Light lunch available.

08
Mar
2017

Indonesia’s political economy: prospects for growth and reform facing a sectarian surge in a fearful world

James Castle, Castle Asia.

President Joko Widodo was elected in 2014 on a platform promising economic growth with greatly expanded infrastructure spending and by attacking corruption through more honest and transparent public administration and reducing red tape.

08
Mar
2017

Innovation and intellectual property in Australia and Japan

Professor Sadao Nagaoka, Tokyo Keizai University; Jonathan Coppel, Productivity Commission; and Professor Jenny Corbett, ANU Crawford School.

Boosting innovation will be key to maintaining prosperity in Australia and Japan. What policies should governments pursue? How can intellectual property (IP) regimes help or hinder innovation?

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.
09
Mar
2017

Encounters between strangers: the German debate over male circumcision

Mareike Riedel
This thesis explores moments when Jewish religious practice comes into conflict with state law. In this mid-term review seminar, the case of male circumcision in Germany will be discussed.
09
Mar
2017

Economy, society and mind: toward a new system for economic analysis?

Brendan Markey-Towler, University of Queensland.

About the speaker

Brendan Markey-Towler, University of Queensland.

Afternoon tea available.

10
Mar
2017

Measuring Dutch disease in Indonesia

Donny Pasaribu, PhD scholar, Crawford School.

The trade-weighted real exchange rate is often used to measure the size of Dutch-disease effects from a resource boom. An alternative is to measure the ratio of the prices of non-traded and traded goods.

14
Mar
2017

A time for hope: pursuing a vision of a fair, sustainable and healthy world

Sharon Friel
Pursuit of a fairer, more sustainable and healthier world is a governance challenge, redressing the inequities in power, money and resources and in daily living conditions.
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

The economics, incidence and modelling of corporate tax reform

Professor Miranda Stewart, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, ANU; Chris Murphy, independent economist, ANU.

This invitation roundtable discussion brings together academics, researchers, senior public servants and other stakeholders to discuss technical and policy aspects of the government’s proposed corporate tax cut (the Enterprise Tax Plan).

15
Mar
2017

Chinese Economies in an Ethnographic Perspective

Professor Andrew Kipnis

The classic work of J.K. Gibson-Graham (1996) begins from the premise that economies are diverse.

15
Mar
2017

Barbarian, Law, and Order of the Song Dynasty

Victor Fong, PhD Candidate

The ‘Hua-Yi Dichotomy’ 華夷之辨 has long dominated understandings of the Han people’s ethnic self-identification and the Chinese worldview.

15
Mar
2017

2017 Myanmar Update Forum

Various

Venue Change - Now University of Yangon Arts Hall

15
Mar
2017

Presentation from the recipients of research travel grants

Kate Grealy, Griffith University; Peter Bowers, and Michael Leadbetter, The University of Sydney.

Islamist militias in Indonesia by Kate Grealy (Griffith University)

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?

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.

20
Mar
2017

Understanding historical and contemporary fertility transitions: a birth interval approach

George Alter, University of Michigan.

About the speaker

George Alter, University of Michigan.

Light lunch available.

20
Mar
2017

Information wars: the fine art of mass manipulation in the digital age

Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, Professor Roger Bradbury, Dr Tim Legrand, Dr Haroro Ingram and Professor Rory Medcalf, National Security College, Crawford School, ANU.

Following the 2016 US election, the role of information in politics and society is under increasing scrutiny. Is information benign, a political weapon or the first casualty of the post-truth era?

21
Mar
2017

Competition in information disclosure

Keiichi Kawai, University of New South Wales.

About the speaker

Keiichi Kawai, University of New South Wales.

Light lunch available.

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

Security, legitimacy and public policy: transgovernmentalism and the architecture of Anglosphere policy networks

Tim Legrand
This presentation considers the dynamics and political implications of transgovernmental networks collaboration by considering three specific ‘security’ network cases: the Quintet of Attorneys-General; the Five Country Ministerial and the Five Countries Conference.
21
Mar
2017

The Future of Global Health Governance under the Trump Administration

Dr Jeremy Youde

The robust growth of global health governance over the past 30 years has signalled the importance attached to global health within international society.

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.
22
Mar
2017

A Valuable Paradox: Indonesian as an Un-Native Language

Professor J. Joseph Errington

In 2008 Goenawan Moehamad celebrated the “very valuable paradox” (paradoks yang sangat berharga) of the language that has come over three generations to be known by almost all of Indonesia’s 250 million people.

22
Mar
2017

Foreign investment and residential property price growth

John Swieringa and Chris Wokker, The Treasury.

About the speaker

John Swieringa and Chris Wokker, The Treasury.

Light lunch available.

23
Mar
2017

Worker heterogeneity, trade and migration

Wilhelm Kohler, University of Tübingen.

About the speaker

Wilhelm Kohler, University of Tübingen.

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.
23
Mar
2017

Korean politics after the presidential impeachment

Jong-sung You

South Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment on 10 March 2016 after months of peaceful candlelight rallies by millions of people.

24
Mar
2017

Internship at the Auja Eco Center in Palestine

Steve Brine, Master of Environmental Management and Development student, Crawford School, ANU.

Steve Brine, a Master of Environmental Management and Development student has just returned from a nine week internship at an environmental centre in the Israeli Occupied Territories and will make a presentation discussing his experiences to the EMDV80

24
Mar
2017

Time varying macroeconomic effects of energy price shocks: a new measure for China

Bao Nguyen, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar, Bao examines the effects of world energy price shocks on China’s macroeconomy.

27
Mar
2017

Tackling global health

Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Populations Fund and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Populations Fund, and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations gives this very special talk on global health and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

28
Mar
2017

Central limit theorems for aggregate efficiency

Valentin Zelenyuk, University of Queensland.

About the speaker

Valentin Zelenyuk, University of Queensland.

Light lunch available.

28
Mar
2017

European Union development policy

Mr Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission.

Development aid from donor countries amounts to more than US $130 billion annually. More than half of that amount comes from European Union nations. However, sustainable development cannot be achieved through aid alone.

28
Mar
2017

Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens

Cynthia Banham, George Williams, Richard Ackland
A discussion on Cynthia Banham’s book, which analyses the responses of the USA’s liberal allies to the use of torture against their citizens after 9/11.
28
Mar
2017

Norm Diffusion and Discursive (Re)production: Women's Participation in Peace and Security Governance at the UN

Laura Shepherd, UNSW Sydney

In this seminar, I take a feminist discourse-theoretical approach to the phenomenon that has been termed ‘norm diffusion’ in order to explore, first, how norms can be understood as themselves the product of discursive contestation; second, in what ways

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.

28
Mar
2017

2017 ANU Taiwan Studies Promotion Event

Multiple Events

The event will introduce 2017 Taiwan courses at ANU and the scholarship opportunities in Taiwan.

28
Mar
2017

Explaining US Asia Policy under Trump - Ashley Townshend and Andrew Carr in Conversation

Ashley Townshend, University of Sydney and Dr Andrew Carr, ANU

Join us in conversation with Ashley Townshend and Dr Andrew Carr who will discuss Trump’s approach to Asia.

29
Mar
2017

The political economy of teacher management in Indonesia

Andrew Rosser, The University of Melbourne.

Indonesia faces serious challenges in the number, cost, quality, and distribution of teachers. This presentation examines the role of political economy factors in producing these challenges and shaping efforts to resolve them.

29
Mar
2017

Sri Lanka in transition: opportunities and challenges

Dr Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka.

Dr de Silva entered parliament in 2010, following a successful career in the private sector as an economist, development banker and entrepreneur.

29
Mar
2017

International economic cooperation in the post-Trump-post-Brexit-era

Professor David Vines, University of Oxford.

A hundred years ago, the first great era of globalisation collapsed into World War I. This was soon followed by the Great Depression and World War II.

30
Mar
2017

Power, Restraint, and China’s Rise

Assistant Professor Chin-Hao Huang

Please note that this is a book manuscript review seminar: two chapters from the manuscript will be circulated ten days in advance and taken as read by participants. Please register for the event to receive the chapters in advance.

30
Mar
2017

Land law reform issues in Mongolia: a law and society perspective

Masaki Nakamura, Hiromi Amemiya
This presentation will discuss policy issues related to the introduction of land ownership rights in Mongolia, which resulted in disputes and confrontation.
30
Mar
2017

What happens when a river owns itself? The case of the Whanganui River, New Zealand

Julia Talbot-Jones, PhD student, Resources, Environment, and Development Program, Crawford School, ANU.

This week New Zealand granted the Whanganui River legal standing, shifting ownership of the riverbed from the New Zealand government to the river itself.

30
Mar
2017

The Everyday Politics of Resistance in Rural Tuscany, 1943-44

Judith Pabian, PhD Candidate

The historiography surrounding the intention, immediate consequences and long-term impacts of resistance to Nazi occupation during the Second World War has been subject to claim and counter-claim in Italy, as it has in other European countries.

30
Mar
2017

Nonlinear panel data models with cross-sectional dependence and heterogeneity

Jiti Gao, Monash University.

About the speaker

Jiti Gao, Monash University.

30
Mar
2017

The End of RAMSI: What has it Meant?

Mr Quinton Devlin
After 14 years, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will conclude on 30 June 2017.
30
Mar
2017

Supply vs. demand? The political economy of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ronald Labonté
This seminar will present key findings from a multi-year study of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in Kenya, Zambia and Malawi, representing different degrees of agricultural dependencies on tobacco farming and domestic tobacco control policies.
31
Mar
2017

Ecological-economic viability

Professor Luc Doyen, Director, The National Center for Scientific Research, University of Bordeaux, France.

Viability modelling is now recognised by a growing number of scientists as a relevant framework for sustainability and the management of ecological-economic risks and vulnerabilities.

31
Mar
2017

Pricing biodiversity protection: a Payment for Environmental Services scheme in Lao PDR

Dr Gabriela Scheufele, Research Fellow, Crawford School, ANU.

Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes are being used around the world in an attempt to facilitate market processes. However, few PES schemes ‘negotiate’ pricing based on comparable estimates of demand and supply.

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