Events July 2017

02
Jul
2017

Japanese Language Proficiency Test in Canberra

Test Fees: Levels N4 and N5 - $80 Levels N1, N2, N2 - $90. All fees must be paid online via the application portal.

03
Jul
2017

Mahesh Sharma, The Shifting Hindu Religious-Scape: Courts, Land-records, and Photographs

Mahesh Sharma is Professor of History at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

04
Jul
2017

Airline fleet fuel efficiency

Zsuzsanna Csereklyei, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects that by 2040 reductions in energy intensity will contribute 42 per cent of the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions relative to business as usual required to achieve the goal of limiting climate change to

04
Jul
2017

[Adelaide Launch] China Story Yearbook 2016: Control 治

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong; Dr Benjamin Penny; Dr Jane Golley; Dr Gerry Groot; Ms Annie Drahos
The University of Adelaide and the Australian Centre on China in the World warmly invite to celebrate the Adelaide launch of the China Story Yearbook 2016: Control 治 on 4 July 2017.
05
Jul
2017

Real-time inflation forecast combination for time-varying coefficients models

Bo Zhang, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Bo Zhang, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Light lunch available.

06
Jul
2017

Sales tax holidays: evidence on incidence

Justin M Ross, Indiana University Bloomington, USA.

Sales tax holidays are temporary suspensions of tax rates applicable to certain types of goods.

06
Jul
2017

Trevor Swan Lecture - Competitive matching markets

Professor Larry Samuelson, Yale University.

Economic markets are often modelled as allocating goods that are homogeneous, in the sense that it matters which agents trade and which do not, but does not matter who trades with whom.

07
Jul
2017

Female board representation and company performance

Nicholas Bayly, PhD scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Nine countries have now mandated minimum representation of women on the boards of at least a limited set of public companies.

10
Jul
2017

State owned enterprises, hukou and wages in China

Kailing Shen, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Kailing Shen, Research School of Economics, ANU

11
Jul
2017

Student loan reform for Thailand: a policy story from the ANU/Asian economies interaction

Bruce Chapman and Medhi Krongkaew, ANU.

Over two decades ago, Professors Medhi Krongkaew and Bruce Chapman began a journey aimed at reforming the regressive and costly student loan policy in Thailand, known as the Student Loan Fund (SLF).

11
Jul
2017

[Perth Launch] China Story Yearbook 2016: Control 治

Mr Frank Tudor, Professor Kent Anderson, Dr Jane Golley, Dr Benjamin Penny, Senator the Hon. Dean Smith
The Perth USAsia Centre and the Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University warmly invite you to celebrate the Perth launch of the China Story Yearbook 2016: Control 治 on 11 July 2017.
11
Jul
2017

[Sydney Launch] China Story Yearbook 2016: Control 治

Ms Linda Jaivin; Mr Neil Thompson; Professor Luigi Tomba

RSVP HERE

13
Jul
2017

The promise and peril of active cyber defence

Dr Irving Lachow, MITRE Corporation.

Cyber defenders in the private sector are facing a dilemma. On the one hand, governments have told them that they must largely defend themselves against cyber criminals and spies.

18
Jul
2017

Self-Reflective Yoga: Layers of Experience

Alan Goode

Today yoga seems to be everywhere. But what is it really? Delve deeper into different dimensions of the practice in this combination of postures and perspectives.

18
Jul
2017

The rise of security state and parents of missing children in China

Jianhua Xu
The interaction between Chinese security state and the parents of missing children in China is explored.
18
Jul
2017

How to tax a banking oligopoly

Chris Murphy, Visiting Fellow, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School.

In responding to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) made three main proposals for new taxes on financial services.

19
Jul
2017

The ADB in Indonesia: 50 years of development

Peter McCawley, Asian Development Bank.

Indonesia’s decision in 1966 to become a founding member of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was one of a series of decisions in Jakarta that year which marked a sharp change in Indonesia’s international economic policies.

19
Jul
2017

Teaching matters: teaching data visualisation in an active learning classroom

Professor Yusaku Horiuchi, Dartmouth College.

NOTE FOR CRAWFORD STAFF ONLY: This will be the first in the resumed Teaching Matters occasional seminar/workshop series for Semester 2 at Crawford School.

20
Jul
2017

Sheep, kangaroos, bunnies and hypocrisy: Australian international tax policy after the OECD's BEPS project

Professor C John Taylor, School of Taxation and Business Law, University of New South Wales.

Successive Australian governments have claimed that Australia has been and will be in the forefront of countries that respond positively to the recommendations of the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project by taking action against inter

20
Jul
2017

The Construction of the ‘Religion Sphere’ (zongjiaojie 宗教界) in Modern and Contemporary China

Adam Yuet CHAU
The ‘religion sphere’ (zongjiaojie) emerged in the early twentieth century as a result of intense negotiation between the modern state and emerging social constituencies. It is not an official state category; rather, it is a fuzzy socio-political realm constituted partially by state policies and attitudes towards religion, but not exhausted by the control apparatus of the various state-sanctioned religious associations. This presentation will trace the historical emergence of the religion sphere and examine how it operates in contemporary China. It will address questions such as ‘Is the religion sphere part of China’s public sphere or civil society?’
20
Jul
2017

2017 China Update book launch

Professor Ross Garnaut, The University of Melbourne; Professor Helen Sullivan, Crawford School, ANU; Mr Bert Hofman, World Bank; and Professor Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University.

On Thursday 20 July at University House, ANU, the China Economy Program will launch the 2017 China Update Book - China’s new sources of economic growth: human capital, innovation and technological change edited by Ross Garnaut, Ligang Song, Ca

21
Jul
2017

2017 China Update

Professor Wing Thye Woo, UC Davis; Professor Yiping Huang, Peking University; Professor Ross Garnaut, The University of Melbourne; plus many more.

On 21 July 2017, the China Economy Program within Crawford School, in collaboration with the Rio Tinto–ANU China Partnership, will present the 17th annual China Update.

21
Jul
2017

Air pollution governance in China: policy implementation and public participation

Dr Fanrong Meng, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.

Haze pollution has become one of the most important environment problems in China. Both the government and the public have taken great efforts to control it.

22
Jul
2017

Japan-related secondhand book sale

The Japan Centre, Department of East Asian Studies, School of Culture, History & Language, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, in conjunction with the ANU Japan Club and the ANU Kabuki Club, is planning to hold another “Japan-related Secondhand Book

24
Jul
2017

What shall we do with company tax?

Professor Michael Devereux, Oxford University; Professor Yariv Brauner, University of Florida; Professor John Freebairn, The University of Melbourne; plus many more.

The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute is holding an interdisciplinary academic and policy conference on the future of company tax.

24
Jul
2017

Explaining the High Level Panel on Water: why, what, and how?

Tony Slatyer, Special Adviser on Water to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The UN High Level Panel (HLP) on Water was officially launched in April 2016 in New York and includes 11 world leaders (Including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull) and one special advisor.

24
Jul
2017

ANU Grand Challenges Scheme

The ANU Grand Challenges Scheme funds transformative research with the potential to radically change our understanding of, and responses to, the world’s most intractable problems. It’s an ambitious and broad reaching initiative designed to fun

24
Jul
2017

Happiness for all? Unequal hopes and lives in pursuit of the American dream

Carol Graham, The Brookings Institution.

In this public lecture Carol Graham will explore the unequally shared American dream. Her study is distinct from other work on inequality because of the metrics that she uses.

25
Jul
2017

Lunchtime Workshop: Op-Ed writing with The Conversation's Digital Storytelling Editor

Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

25
Jul
2017

Researching sorcery accusation related violence in PNG

Miranda Forsyth
What is the nature of sorcery accusation related violence in PNG? What are ongoing efforts within and outside of government to overcome it?
25
Jul
2017

Measuring trade in value added: how valid is the proportionality assumption?

Arianto Patunru, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Trade flow analyses based on gross data overstate the domestic value added of exports in the presence of imported intermediates. Measuring domestic and foreign value added of exports using input-output tables has thus become a new trend.

26
Jul
2017

Agrarian change, food security and social protection: towards a relational analysis of the government of poverty in rural Indonesia

Associate Professor John McCarthy, Crawford School, ANU.

A new geography of global poverty has emerged where the majority of the global poor now reside in middle-income countries.

27
Jul
2017

Stability in the Indo-Pacific: the roles of the US and Australian navies

Admiral Scott Swift, Commander, US Pacific Fleet.

In an era of strategic uncertainty in the world and in Australia’s region, marked by changing power balances, North Korean nuclear and missile provocations, and violent extremism, new questions have arisen about the best ways to ensure stability and se

27
Jul
2017

Unravelling Violence Among the Underclass in China: the Case of Chengguan and Street Vendors in Guangzhou

Xu Jianhua
It is increasingly recognized that violent crime tends to occur among the underclass. Existing literature has explored how subculture contributes to the occurrence of violence among the underclass while social structural factors are under-explored. With data collected from participant observation, systematical social observation, interviews and content analysis of newspaper reports about chengguan (urban management staff) and street vendors in Guangzhou, China, this research explores how social structure affects the pattern and production of violence.
27
Jul
2017

The 16th H W Arndt Memorial Lecture - The international financial architecture for the 21st century

Professor Takatoshi Ito, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

The basic structure of the existing international financial institutions (IFIs)—most notably the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)—was designed in July 1944.

27
Jul
2017

Mark Butler in conversation with Mark Howden

Mark Butler, Mark Howden, Sharon Friel

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