Events December 2019

02
Dec
2019

Contributions of CGIAR R&D to global poverty reduction

Will Martin, IFPRI

Poverty reduction is an overarching goal of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

03
Dec
2019

Understanding the blockchain economy: an introduction to institutional cryptoeconomics

Jason Potts, Blackchain Innovation Hub, RMIT University

This talk will provide a gentle overview of blockchain technology (cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, consensus algorithms, DAOs, etc), and explain the significance for economists of this new institutional technology.

04
Dec
2019

Welfare multiplier of public investment

Juha Tervala, University of Helsinki, Finland

In this seminar Juha Tervala will analyse the welfare multipliers of public spending — the consumption equivalent change in welfare for a one dollar change in public spending — in a DSGE model.The welfare multiplier of public investment depends crucial

04
Dec
2019

Young men and access to HIV care in Jakarta, Indonesia

Benjamin Hegarty, University of Melbourne

Indonesia has recorded a worsening HIV epidemic among key populations (those most at risk of being affected by the virus), in particular among young men who have sex with men (MSM) in large metropolitan centers for migration and employment (Jakarta and

06
Dec
2019

Thesis proposal: Essays on human capital accumulation and inequality

Matthew Woolf

What role does human capital play in exacerbating or ameliorating inequality? This thesis aims to explore this question in a novel way by integrating heterogenous macroeconomic models with the choices individuals make every day.

06
Dec
2019

When do we die in the long-run? The relative survival of politicians over the 20th century

Professor Philip M Clarke, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford; Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne

As Thomas Piketty has demonstrated, compiling pragmatic measures of income distribution (e.g. top income approach) over long periods of time, and across many countries, provides valuable insights on the long-term evolution of income inequalities.

10
Dec
2019

When did Indonesia de-industrialise? Long-term trends in industrialisation

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

This paper tests the thesis that colonised, less-developed countries in Asia experienced ‘de-industrialisation’ and that this perceived outcome of colonisation long persisted after independence.

12
Dec
2019

Corruption and anti-corruption in environmental and resource management

Professor Luca Tacconi

Please join us for this upcoming research seminar, co-hosted by the Resources, Environment and Development group (RE&D) and the Transnational Research Insti

13
Dec
2019

Theory of public revenue contingent loans for financing innovative entrepreneurial firms

Leana Ugrinovska

In this paper, Leana Ugrinovska discusses a new form of financing innovations, revenue contingent loans, which are not available on the private market for innovative entrepreneurial firms.

17
Dec
2019

International Conference on China and the World

Array
The Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program (CWP) is co-hosting a conference with the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) in Canberra Australia's Australian National University (ANU) for this years CWP Conference. December 17th, 2019 will be our public day full of panel discussions and guest lecturers from all over Australia and numerous locations internationally that are largely pulled from the extensive alumni network of CWP and the depth of expertise from the greater Canberra area. December 18th will be our keynote address and a moderated debate between Dr. Hugh White and Dr. Oriana Mastro. The days events are free only with advanced registration.
20
Dec
2019

Impact of economic integration on the exports structure of primary and secondary industries in ASEAN region, and linkages with FDI, tourism and environment

Samuel Firew

This empirical research concerns the study of international trade focusing on the impact of trade liberalisation through regional/multilateral economic integrations including AFTA, RCEP, TPP and WTO on exports of three sub-regions of the ASEAN region.

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