Events June 2017

02
Jun
2017

Participation in global production networks: evidence from landlocked developing countries

Buavanh Vilavong, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

This study analyses the factors affecting the participation of landlocked developing countries in global production networks.

05
Jun
2017

Festschrift Book Launch: Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb AM

Please join us as for the Festschrift Book Launch, Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy, Essays in the Honour of Paul Dibb.

Launched by the Hon Kim Beazley AC 

06
Jun
2017

The law and economics foundation of anti-corruption policies: the Thai experience

Medhi Krongkaew, Visiting Fellow, ANU.

The law part of corruption is that it prohibits a certain behaviour of a public official in abusing his or her own office for personal gain, whereas the economics part evaluates the trade-off and efficiency of the economic causes and consequences of le

07
Jun
2017

Drought and famine relief in Papua New Guinea, 2015-2016

Dr Mike Bourke, Honorary Associate Professor, ANU; Brendan Jinks, PhD candidate, ANU; James Komengi and Matt Kanua, independent consultant, PNG; and Sally Lloyd, church worker, PNG.

PNG was severely impacted by the 2015-16 El Niño drought and, at some very high altitude locations, a series of destructive frosts.

08
Jun
2017

Integrated Asia: Australia’s Dangerous New Strategic Geography

Professor Nick Bisley

Globalization and major power rivalry are creating a China-centric integrated Asian strategic system, drawing together the once-discrete theatres of Northeast, Southeast, South and Central Asia.

13
Jun
2017

OECD’s economic outlook

Catherine Mann, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The OECD prepares outlooks four times a year for the global economy, individual members, and key partners. This presentation will be about the OECD Economic Outlook, launched at the OECD Ministerial Council meeting on 6 June.

13
Jun
2017

The cost of floods in developing country mega cities: a hedonic price analysis of the Jakarta housing market

Budy Resosudarmo, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Although many mega cities in developing countries experience annual flooding that affects a large proportion of their residents, empirical studies evaluating the cost of floods in such cities have been lacking.

15
Jun
2017

Optimal growth with resource exhaustibility and pollution externality

Wei Jin, Research Fellow, University of New South Wales.

This seminar investigates a problem of optimal growth with resource exhaustibility and pollution externality, based on a unified framework that explicitly considers augmentable man-made capital, exhaustible resource reserves, and accumulative environme

15
Jun
2017

Telegraphs, sovereignty, and Chinese nation-building from the late Qing to the end of World War II

Wei Shuge
China’s efforts to reclaim sovereignty over the development and use of cable telegraphs was not merely a technical issue; it involved a multi-layered process of international negotiation, replete with political and cultural tensions. This seminar examines China’s interactions and rivalries with three foreign cable companies from the late Qing period to the end of World War II. It argues that existing political tensions played a crucial role in shaping how China's cable policies were devised. In this context, ideologies of imperialism and nationalism provided the rhetorical basis for diverse interest groups to advance their respective agendas.
18
Jun
2017

The leadership we need - sustainable development challenges

Ms Helen Clark ONZ, 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand; Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor, ANU; Ms Geraldine Doogue AO, Host, Radio National, ABC; and Professor Helen Sullivan, Director, Crawford School of Public Policy.

JG Crawford Oration 2017

19
Jun
2017

Addressing crony capitalism in India: the Modi Government’s efforts

Dr Sambit Patra, National spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the ruling party of India.

Recent economic growth in India is alleged to have been characterized by ‘crony capitalism’ defined as an economic system in which family members and friends of government officials, politicians, and business leaders are given unfair advantages in the

20
Jun
2017
21
Jun
2017

The Iraq war and the end of Pax Americana

Emma Sky, Director, World Fellows, Yale Jackson Institute

What were the reasons for the 2003 invasion of Iraq; why Iraq disintegrated into civil war; the successes and failure of US policies; and how has the war brought to an end Pax Americana.

22
Jun
2017

The impact of social justice on economic performance

Anil Savio Kavuri, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

A large body of literature shows that institutions positively impacts economic performance. This study proposes that social justice which is an essential virtue of institutions also positively influences economic performance.

23
Jun
2017

2017 Mongolia Update: Sustainable Futures

Various

Welcome to the 2017 Mongolia Update, themed “Sustainable Futures.” The conference will be hosted by the 

28
Jun
2017

The global growth slump: causes and consequences

Dr John C Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

In this public lecture John C. Williams will provide an overview of his recent paper, The Global Growth Slump: Causes and Consequences.

Add to My Calendar

Updated:  24 April, 2017/Responsible Officer:  Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team