Democracy After Death: The Tragedy of Uncle Nuamthong Praiwan (directed by Neti Wichiansaen, 2016) begins with the story of Uncle Nuamthong Praiwan, an elderly taxi driver who hung himself in protest after the 19 September 2006 coup.
Research has shown the security and equality of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and that increasing gender diversity in decision-making leads to better results.
Akihito Asano, Sophia University.
Light lunch available.
Human society is full of would-be ‘change agents’. A restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organisations, are set on transforming the world.
For India to realise its huge potential, the relation between the state, the market, and the private sector must be comprehensively realigned. Deeper liberalisation of goods and factor markets is very necessary but far from sufficient.
This paper examines the effect of childbearing on women’s empowerment in Indonesia, a country where the roles of men and women in family and in society are often sharply differentiated.
ADB’s flagship economic publication Asian Development Outlook 2017 (ADO) provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia and the Pacific, including growth projections by country and region.
This forum, which is jointly organised by the Development Policy Centre and the Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE), is the latest in a series on the evaluation of Australian aid.
Prior to his election in November 2016, President Donald J. Trump's foreign policy outlook was the antithesis of the "Washington playbook": the bipartisan consensus to support allies, free trade, and liberal democratic values across the globe.
This talk provides a survey of recent economic developments in Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) since the end of the resource boom in 2014. The specific focus of the discussion will be on the country’s exchange rate policy.
Africa has a rich history; old and diverse cultures; and abundant and varied natural resources. Yet, a large majority of Africans remain poor, disenfranchised and oppressed.
Indonesia was built on the premise of pluralism, as enshrined in the state ideology, Pancasila.
Bogdan Klishchuk, Research School of Economics, ANU.
Light lunch available.
In 2014, we were awarded a Minerva Initiative grant from the US Department of Defense to investigate empirically the relationship between the security of women and the security of states.
We examine a potential intergenerational determinant of child labour by investigating the effect of maternal education on child’s educational and labour outcomes.
Lawrence Uren, University of Melbourne.
Light lunch available.
We quantify and compare the welfare loss from increasing government revenue using different tax instruments by applying the marginal excess burden approach. We use a dynamic general equilibrium, overlapping generations model calibrated
Australia has a strong history of good policies built on well-researched evidence, but in this ‘post truth’ world, it is clear that evidence-based policy making has fallen on hard times.
In this lecture, Hammond will explore new emerging ideas at the intersection of population health and systems modeling, focused on developing and deploying community-level strategies to effectively tackle major health challenges like obesity, diabetes,
In this seminar Kai-Yun Tsai will provide an overview of her recent paper, Taiwanese macroeconomic fluctuations: what are the determinants and what role does China play?
Inequality in Australia is now as high as it has been in a lifetime. In this talk - the Hon Andrew Leigh MP’s third and final ‘Just Ideas’ speech - Dr Leigh will address the question of how to narrow the gap between rich and poor.
Previous studies have found mixed results on the impact of electricity availability on economic growth.
Islands represent unique ecosystems which are highly vulnerable to environmental disturbances, invasions, and natural disasters.
Venue: National Press Club of Australia, 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
In this seminar Bob Gregory explores budget outcomes, primarily tax revenue, over the last decade and a half in an attempt to explain why the forecasting errors are so large.
In this talk Professor Fforde will discuss how risk and uncertainty are best coped with in development practice.
During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, many Inner Mongolian intellectuals were condemned as “traitorous counter-revolutionaries” who conspired to “divide the great motherland of China”.
Devpolicy, the PNG Canberra Student’s Association and the Pacific Institute are proud to present
This paper examines the persistent effect of the 1998 –2000 Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict on human capital accumulation.
For centuries, the people around Manchar Lake, Pakistan, have relied on the freshwater lake as a source of livelihood.
China today looms larger than ever in myriad aspects of Australian life-economic, political, strategic and cultural.