Events November 2019

08
Oct
2019

Made in China Webinar Series - Working China: Past, Present, and Future

Various
​What lessons can we garner from the past incarnations of the labour movement in China? What is the predicament of labour activists in the increasingly authoritarian China of today? And what challenges lie ahead for Chinese workers? To answer these questions, the Made in China Journal is hosting a three-part webinar series on the past, present, and future of labour in China.
01
Nov
2019

Farmers’ responses to unexpected weather variabilities in developing countries: the case of Indonesia

Umi Yaumidin

This paper examines farming household labour reallocation during droughts and floods, and explores the mechanisms that enable smallholders to engage in the labour market.

05
Nov
2019

Reforming investor-state dispute settlement

Professor Anthea Roberts, Josef Ostřanský, Dr Ashley Schram, Dr Emma Aisbett

05
Nov
2019

Water pricing under climate risk: principle and practice

Dr Hoang Long Chu

Over-abstraction and climate change are posing significant threats to global water security.

06
Nov
2019

Antecedents of corporate social responsibility in Indonesia, 1900s-1950s

Pierre van der Eng, Research School of Management, CBE, The ANU

This paper queries the general view that corporate social responsibility (CSR) perceptions and practices were entirely new to Indonesia when the country’s 2007 Corporate Law made CSR compulsory.

06
Nov
2019

The 80th George E. Morrison Lecture in Ethnology: Chinese Philosophy and Universal Values in Contemporary China

Professor John Makeham

Consistent with its growing economic, political and military might, China wants due recognition by and engagement with the global community of nations.

07
Nov
2019

Investing in blue economy: lessons from Seychelles

Dominique Benzaken, Visiting Fellow, ANU CAP

The growing public awareness of the decline in ocean health and potential of oceans for development have triggered a renewed focus on how oceans are used and protected.

07
Nov
2019

Product diversification and export performance: Evidence from Indonesian medium and large manufacturing firms

Chandra Putra

This study examines the impacts of both choices of product scope and product concentration on the export performance of Indonesian manufacturing firms for the period 2008-2012.

08
Nov
2019

Throwing horizontal equity out with the bathwater: Australian family payments for newborns from the Baby Bonus to Parental Leave Pay

Matt Taylor

This paper examines the horizontal equity of Australia’s system of family payment for newborns.

11
Nov
2019

Public Forum — An Anatomy of the Hong Kong Protests

Eliza W.Y. Lee, Samson Yuen, Francis Lee, Edmund Cheng

Hong Kong has been in turmoil since March. What originally began as a protest against the new extradition bill quickly escalated into a massive popular movement calling for more democracy and an independent investigation of police brutality.

12
Nov
2019

Adolescent school bullying victimisation and later life outcomes

Dr Silvia Mendolia, University of Wollongong

The research presented at this seminar was conducted to examine the effects of bullying during adolescence on the personal development of victims.

12
Nov
2019

Men’s perspectives on addressing family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea

Mr Joshua Goa and Mr Dunstan Lawihin

A public seminar, ‘Men’s perspectives on addressing family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea’, was held on Tuesday 12 November 12:30-1:30pm, at Hedley Bull Theatre 2.

12
Nov
2019

The quantified and sensed environment

Chacko Thomas

Digital technologies are fundamentally transforming every aspect of society. They offer significant opportunities for improving energy and business productivity and enhancing economic growth.

12
Nov
2019

Improving SME tax compliance without increasing revenue? Evidence from a population-wide randomized controlled trial in Papua New Guinea (Cancelled)

Christopher Hoy, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

‘Nudges’ have increased tax revenue in settings with high rates of compliance and effective enforcement, but can they work in countries that lack these conditions?

12
Nov
2019

Does training location matter? Evidence from a randomised field experiment in rural Indonesia

Ayu Pratiwi, School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland

Informal networks help disseminate agricultural knowledge in rural areas, but how formal training and informal networks interact to promote technology adoption is still under-studied.

12
Nov
2019

Does training location matter? Evidence from a randomised field experiment in rural Indonesia

Ayu Pratiwi, School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland

Informal networks help disseminate agricultural knowledge in rural areas, but how formal training and informal networks interact to promote technology adoption is still under-studied.

12
Nov
2019

Australian Foreign Affairs 7: China Dependence

Allan Gyngell, Margaret Simons, David Uren, Jane Golley and Mark Kenny

Join Australian Foreign Affairs and ANU Crawford School for an important discussion of Australia’s new vulnerability and dependence on China.

12
Nov
2019

Book Launch by Dame Meg Taylor Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; and book author Honorary Associate Professor Greg Fry, ANU
Join us for the launch of Framing the Islands: Power and Diplomatic Agency in Pacific Regionalism by author Honorary Associate Professor Greg Fry. The book will be launched by Dame Meg Taylor.
 
13
Nov
2019

Intra-household gender dynamics and sustainable agricultural technology adoption: evidence from Indonesian rural households

Ayu Pratiwi, University of Turku

This study examines whether the adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies is affected by the intra-household gender dynamics between a husband and wife, using a 3-year panel dataset of more than 300 coffee and cocoa-farming households in Lampun

13
Nov
2019

How does China achieve energy efficiency? Regulation, deliberation and learning within Chinese state-owned enterprises

Nima Masroori

This final HDR presentation looks at the regulation of energy efficiency in giant Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) operating in refining and petrochemicals.

14
Nov
2019

Native title rights and interests as property rights hybridity

Jon Altman

In Australia we follow pre-colonial British notions of radical crown ownership of land and resources and post-Federation practice of Diceyan parliamentary sovereignty.

14
Nov
2019

Korean research on the ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ (BRI)

Hyung-geun Kim
This seminar examines research trends on the ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ (BRI) through the use of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and Co-word Network Analysis on academic papers in the Korea Citation Index. Given the variety of perspectives of countries on the design of the BRI, I propose further research on how South Korea should respond to the political challenges posed by BRI, and the impact of BRI on the global economy.
15
Nov
2019

Determinants of the real exchange rate in Malaysia

Siti Kamariah Ghazali

This paper examines the determinants of the real exchange rate (RER) in Malaysia during 1960 to 2017.

18
Nov
2019

Rivers and sociality in the making in Central Kalimantan

Anu Lounela, University of Helsinki

Rivers are an important basis for the social life of the Ngaju Dayak, an indigenous population inhabiting the swamp area of Southern Borneo.

18
Nov
2019

Manchuria's Specters: a half-day Symposium

Dr Andrew Levidis & Associate Professor Ruth Barraclough
ANU Korea Institute -- A half-day symposium exploring Manchuria’s historical intersections with Japan and North Korea against the backdrop of the Cold War.
19
Nov
2019
19
Nov
2019

Understanding informal financing

Meijun Qian, College of Business and Economics, The ANU

This paper offers a framework to understand informal financing based on mechanisms to deal with asymmetric information and enforcement.

20
Nov
2019

Indonesia Council Open Conference

The ANU Indonesia Institute is hosting the Indonesia Council Open Conference on November 20-21 (with a postgraduate workshop on November 19). This is a large conference with multiple panels on many aspects of Indonesian society, politics, culture, environment, history and more. It has participants from around Australia, Indonesia, and the world.
21
Nov
2019

The case for a supply-side climate treaty

Professor Geir B. Asheim, University of Oslo

To reach the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global warming well below 2°C, substantial parts of the world’s fossil fuels simply cannot be combusted and must be left in the ground.

21
Nov
2019

How debt stabilisation fiscal rules matter in Sri Lanka

Shanika Rathnayake

This paper examines the macroeconomic implications of debt stabilisation fiscal rules in Sri Lanka using a calibrated DSGE model with heterogeneous economic agents.

21
Nov
2019

The Australian premier screening of 'The Witness' (EI Testigo) and discussion with director Kate Horne

Kate Horne, Director

We are pleased to invite you to the Australian premier screening of ‘The Witness’ and have a discussino with director Kate Horne.

22
Nov
2019

Global production sharing, value-added in manufacturing exports, and employment generation: evidence from Thailand

Wannaphong Durongkaveroj

Is an emphasis on the share of domestic value-added in exports (value-added ratio) consistent with economic development and job creation in an era of economic globalisation?

22
Nov
2019

IMF World Economic Outlook - October 2019

Malhar Nabar, International Monetary Fund

The presentation of the IMF’s October 2019 World Economic Outlook publication ‘Global Manufacturing Downturn, Rising Trade Barriers’ will cover the Fund’s latest analysis on global growth prospects, risks, and policy priorities.

25
Nov
2019

In conversation with Ross Garnaut

Professor Ross Garnaut AC, University of Melbourne; Professor Frank Jotzo, ANU Crawford School; and Professor Brian Schmidt, The ANU

ANU/CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ANU ZERO-CARBON ENERGY FOR THE ASIA-PACIFIC GRAND CHALLENGE AND THE ENERGY TRANSITION HUB

26
Nov
2019

WFEA EQUIP @ANU Forum

Various

Women for Election Australia (WFEA) and the Australian National University (ANU)are partnering to bring to you a uniquely non-partisan forum about politics.

26
Nov
2019

Reality check: Climate finance and energy transitions in the Asia Pacific

Dr Abidah Setyowati, Kirsty Anantharajah

This seminar will share the initial findings of the Climate Finance Initiative’s research in Fiji and Indonesia.

26
Nov
2019

Manufacturing revolutions: Industrial policy and industrialisation in South Korea

Nathan Lane, Monash University

The study examines the impact of industrial policy on industrial development through a canonical intervention.

27
Nov
2019

Mongolia Update 2019: Cultural Heritage and the Economy

The 2019 Mongolia Update will inform the public debate addressing social, economic and cultural changes happening across the Mongolian Plateau today with a particular focus on cultural heritage and economic development.
27
Nov
2019

Territorial autonomy in Indonesia and beyond

Shane Barter, Soka University of America

Territorial autonomy, in which regionally concentrated minorities gain the ability to govern their territory with special administrative powers, is an increasingly important political compromise around the world.

27
Nov
2019

National Security College graduate studies information evening

Academic representatives, National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

With threats and challenges rapidly evolving and multiplying, governments, businesses, and organisations are developing strategies with an outlook measured not in years, but decades.

28
Nov
2019

Narrating the May 13, 1969 racial riots in Malaysian literature

Ying Xin Show
ANU Malaysia Institute Event
28
Nov
2019

Insights on West Papua

ABSTRACT

This panel discussion brings together diverse voices and scholarships to support and highlight the ongoing debates and struggles of West Papua. Topics covered in the panel include:

29
Nov
2019

Learning by persistent exporting: direct evidence from Vietnam

Phan Le

This paper examines the causal relationship between exports and firm learning with direct evidence on the learning mechanisms of exporters in Vietnam from 2010—17.

29
Nov
2019

State fragility and how to escape it

Dr Nematullah Bizhan, Ms Saku Akmeemana, and Dr Bilal Malaeb

About half of the world’s poor live in fragile and conflict-affected states. The governments in these countries lack the legitimacy and capacity to provide protection and deliver the jobs, public services, and opportunities their people need.

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