Events August 2019

21
Jun
2019

Exhibition - Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia

This major exhibition of contemporary Indonesian art will showcase 20 of the most exciting emerging and established artists from Bali and Java’s key artistic centres of Bandung, Yogyakarta and Jakarta.
 
01
Aug
2019

The impact of China's emergence on Taiwan's economy

Kai-Yun Tsai, PhD Student, CAMA

As China’s economy grows and vertical specialisation rises in Asia, the question of how and to what extent China influences other Asian economies through this specific trade channel is of interest to researchers.

01
Aug
2019

Red Detachment — the politics of cultural engagement with the People’s Republic of China

Linda Jaivin
Relations between Australia and China have never been closer, or more fraught. From the time of the Cold War, our alliance with the US has been a source of tension between Canberra and Beijing. Trump’s erratic and irresponsible leadership and prosecution of a trade war with China has put Australia today in a uniquely difficult spot. Chinese influence operations, meanwhile, threaten our sovereignty and the integrity of our political system, and its island-building in the South China Sea has raised tensions in the region. In such circumstances, what, if anything, is the value of cultural engagement?
01
Aug
2019

National security policy careers evening

Presenters from the Commonwealth

In an uncertain world, national security is of increasing importance.

02
Aug
2019

Hierarchy of institutions and economic performance: panel evidence from transition countries

Taehyun Ryu

Recent studies have shown that institutions are a key determinant of economic development. However, there is no consensus on how different types of institutions are interrelated and which way they affect economic performance.

06
Aug
2019

Influencing nutrition policy in Australia

Dr Katherine Cullerton

Dietary risk factors are the number one contributor to the burden of disease in Australia.

06
Aug
2019

Determinants of governments’ fiscal resource revenue: evidence from a new database

Marcel Schroder, Lebanese American University and Martin Davies, Washington and Lee University

We construct a new database on the basis of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) annual reports that document fiscal resource revenues for a large set of resource-rich countries from 2006 to 2017.

07
Aug
2019

Risk-sensitive preferences and age-dependent risk aversion

Phitawat Poonpolkul, PhD student, CAMA

The paper presented in this seminar investigates the macroeconomic implications of demographic changes when households have age-dependent increasing risk aversion in future utility.

08
Aug
2019

Autonomous vehicles in the Japanese criminal justice system: emerging new trends

Professor Tatsuhiko Inatani, Kyoto University

Autonomous vehicle (AV), or connected autonomous vehicle (CAV), is one of the hottest issues among Japanese policymakers these days.

09
Aug
2019

The dynamics of rice farming efficiency in Vietnam

Huong Do

The Vietnamese government has expended considerable effort to improve productivity in the rice industry in the past three decades.

09
Aug
2019

National Parliamentary Fellowships Program: China 2019 inbound

Fanlin Ding and Cao Meng, Peking University

The National Parliamentary Fellowships Program (NPFP) was established and piloted in 2016 with the goal of promoting exchanges between Australia and the parliaments and legislative bodies of its key partners in Asia.

13
Aug
2019

Bayesian and decomposition analysis for health inequality in Japan

Haruhisa Nishino, Hiroshima University

A severely ageing population is confronting Japan. Health conditions, particularly among aged people, are attracting more concern. Health inequality in Japan is a topic as important as income inequality.

13
Aug
2019

Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Mai Sato, Rachel Dioso-Villa, Gregory Stratton

This book reveals what happens to applications for post-conviction review when those in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, who believe they are wrongfully convicted, apply to the Criminal Cases Review Commission - the only body that can refer a case

13
Aug
2019

Global economic gains from complying with the Paris Climate Accord: results from large dimensional trade and climate models

Thomas Kompas, School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne

Economists have largely underestimated the global economic damages from climate change.

14
Aug
2019

Taiwan’s terms of trade from 1989 to 2017

Kai-Yun Tsai, PhD Student, CAMA

The paper presented in this seminar examines the determinants of Taiwan’s terms of trade over the last three decades.

14
Aug
2019

Indonesian cinema after the New Order

Thomas Barker, University of Nottingham, Malaysia

Since the end of the New Order in 1998, feature film making in Indonesia recovered from its nadir that followed the twin financial and political crises of the late 1990s.

14
Aug
2019

ANU International Law Careers Fair

Crawford School of Public Policy

On 14 August in the ANU College of Law foyer, our staff will be there to help students looking to talk through their career context and explore graduate study options at Crawford School.

14
Aug
2019

The changing landscape of terror: from 9/11 to right-wing extremism

Mark Kenny, Nick Rasmussen, Dr Kristy Campion, Jacinta Carroll, and Alex Mann
In the post-9/11 era, counter-terror efforts have focused on the threat of Islamist terrorism. Yet the same technologies that allowed violent jihadists to communicate and organise globally have added renewed vigour to other extremist actors.
14
Aug
2019

New world orders: The rise of China in long-term perspective

Professor Ian Morris, Stanford University
15
Aug
2019

Vietnam’s and China’s Diverging Industrial Relations Systems: Cases of Path Dependency

Anita Chan

This article explains why Vietnam and China, one-party states that allow only one official trade union, are traversing different paths in their trade unions’ institutional structures, the state’s and trade union’s attitudes toward strikes, their willin

16
Aug
2019

Village government form and local service access in Indonesia

Ruth Nikijuluw

This paper contrasts two distinct forms of government at the village level in Indonesia: citizen-based desa and bureaucratic-based kelurahan.

19
Aug
2019

GIs and Jeep Girls: Sex and American Soldiers in Wartime China

Zach Fredman

This talk examines how sex affected the larger politics of the Sino-US alliance during the Second World War. By early 1945, Chinese from across the social spectrum resented the US military presence.

20
Aug
2019

Juvenile delinquency and prefectural ordinances: evidence from Japanese panel data

Keiko Yoshida, Momoyama Gakuin University

Japan is experiencing unprecedented population aging. Therefore, as the younger age population declines, there will be increased importance placed on the development of youth in Japanese society.

20
Aug
2019

Risky data: The combined effect of risk preference and negative framing on intended participation in the Consumer Data Right

Nicholas Biddle, Associate Professor, Centre for Social Research and Methods, ANU

The Consumer Data Right (CDR), which was rolled out in Australia on 1 July 2019, aims to give Australian customers the right to access data about them held by businesses, and also to share this information with accredited and trusted third parties of t

20
Aug
2019

China in Global Governance of E-commerce

Dr Wenting Cheng

Cross-border e-commerce has surged with the recent exponential technological advances. China, with its comprehensive domestic e-commerce infrastructure as well as its emerging middle class, has become the world’s largest economy for e-commerce.

20
Aug
2019

On the production and consumption sides of agglomeration economies in Ecuador

Vicente Royuela, University of Barcelona

The study investigates agglomeration externalities in Ecuador. It develops a method for defining functional urban areas where commuting data are not available.

20
Aug
2019

On the production and consumption sides of agglomeration economies in Ecuador

Vicente Royuela, University of Barcelona

The study investigates agglomeration externalities in Ecuador. It develops a method for defining functional urban areas where commuting data are not available.

20
Aug
2019

Why do people become clerics of the Longhushan Daoist Complex? Situations, motivations and conditions.

Shengjin Xie
My thesis is a study of the clerics of the Longhushan Daoist Complex (LDC) in Jiangxi Province, in the present, based on a year’s fieldwork carried out in 2016.
21
Aug
2019

Kiribati: 2019 economic survey

James Webb

Kiribati is one of the most remote of the Pacific islands, but also has one of the largest and most productive fisheries.

23
Aug
2019
23
Aug
2019

Socio-economic impacts of integrated electricity market in East Asia

Yuventus Effendi

Even though there is a large literature on the impacts of electricity, there are few studies on the inter-regional socio-economic impacts of electricity market integration.

27
Aug
2019

Examining Mexico's Energy Policy under the 4T

Dr José Alberto Hernández Ibarzábal

Since December 2018 there has been a new government and a new energy policy in Mexico. This government has called itself the fourth transformation of the country, or “4T”, which includes implementing profound changes in energy policy.

27
Aug
2019

Any chance Australia will ever see the use of first best climate and energy policy instruments?

Brian Fisher, BAEconomics

Recent modelling of the alternative approaches to climate policy proposed by the current federal coalition government and the labour opposition using BAEconomics’ CGE model suggest, as expected, that the use of market-based instruments such as an emiss

27
Aug
2019

Burmese Literature Today

Ju & Sabal Phyu Nu

28
Aug
2019

The revival of research on monetary policy rules: facts and future directions

Professor John Taylor, Stanford University

Policy rules were the subject of much research in the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s, but in the following years, until recently, there was a lull.

29
Aug
2019

Revolutionary Optimism in 1950s Chinese Culture

Wendy Larson
When Chinese revolutionary culture reached its zenith in the 1950s and 1960s, revolutionary optimism became a strongly encouraged emotional perspective, attitude, and expression. It was touted through literature, film, images, and virtually every aspect of daily life. The valourising of happiness took place with equal fervency in the United States. Both countries had similar—if not identical—strategic reasons for promoting, building, and constructing happiness as the most acceptable public emotion. Emerging from the Enlightenment, socialism and capitalism embodied the modern ideals of progress and improvement characteristic of scientific rationalism, which drove their embrace of happiness as the most effective and efficient emotional state.
30
Aug
2019

Political connections and survivability of small and medium-sized enterprises in Vietnam

Trang Be

This study examines the relationship between political connections and firm survival of manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises in Vietnam with firm surveys from 2007 to 2015.

31
Aug
2019

Crawford School at ANU Open Day 2019

Crawford School of Public Policy

On Saturday, 31 August from 9am to 4pm The Australian National University will open its doors to everyone and anyone interested in studying at Australia’s top-ranked university, based in the nation’s capital.

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