Events August 2017

04
Aug
2017

The export performance and characteristics of manufacturing firms in Laos

Buavanh Vilavong, PhD scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Firm heterogeneity theory provides a framework within which to explain how firms become involved in international trade. Export entry incurs a fixed cost and only firms that are highly productive can self-select into foreign markets.

04
Aug
2017

Risky Business? Creative Approaches to Research Engagement and Impact

Universities and funding bodies are increasingly giving more weight to research engagement and impact but what is that and how does one build it into research design and approaches?

04
Aug
2017

Fuel prices and road deaths in Australia

Dr Paul Burke, Crawford School, ANU.

After years of general progress in reducing Australia’s road death toll, road deaths increased in 2015 and 2016, returning to 1,300 per annum. These were also years of relatively cheap fuel.

04
Aug
2017

Three Tigers, One Mountain: China, Japan and the US in East Asia

Richard McGregor
Richard McGregor will speak about his forthcoming book, Asia’s Reckoning, an account of the widening geopolitical cracks in a region that has flourished under an American security umbrella for more than half a century. The toxic rivalry between China and Japan, two Asian giants consumed with endless history wars and ruled by entrenched political dynasties, is threatening to upend the peace underwritten by Pax Americana since World War II. Combined with Donald Trump’s disdain for America’s old alliances and China's own regional ambitions, East Asia is entering a new era of instability and conflict. If the United States laid the postwar foundations for modern Asia, now the anchor of the global economy, Asia’s Reckoning reveals how that structure is falling apart.
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