Events February 2020

04
Feb
2020

Between constraint and empowerment: International investment law and good governance in developing countries

Josef Ostransky

In this seminar, Josef Ostřanský will present novel findings about and conceptualisations of the ideational and material interactions between the IIL regime and national governance.

06
Feb
2020

The tourist boom in Bali: is it harming prospects for future economic development?

Sisira Jayasuriaya, Monash University; I. Wayan Sukadana, Udayana University; and Chris Manning, The ANU

The economic impact of tourist boom in Bali is quite visible, having spread across the island from the late 1980s, even though the social, cultural and environmental effects have been mixed.

11
Feb
2020

International propagation of economic shocks through global supply chain

Yasuyuki Todo, Waseda University

This study examines whether and how economic shocks from natural disasters propagate through global supply chains to regions not directly hit by disasters.

17
Feb
2020

2020 Australasian AID Conference

Various

The Australasian AID Conference (AAC) will be held on 17-19 February 2020, once again in partnership with The Asia Foundation.

18
Feb
2020
18
Feb
2020

Gender-targeted job ads in the recruitment process: evidence from China

Kailing Shen, Research School of Economics, ANU

The study documents how explicit employer requests for applicants of a particular gender enter the recruitment process on a Chinese job board. It finds that 19 out of 20 callbacks to jobs are of the requested gender.

21
Feb
2020

The impact of food safety standards on agricultural exports: The case of Vietnam’s coffee and rice exports

Mai Nguyen

Non-tariff barriers like food safety standards are an important restriction to international trade. The costs of these measures are claimed to be disproportionately borne by developing countries but evidence supporting this claim remains scant.

26
Feb
2020

The gold and diamond rush in Kalimantan – Illicit dendritic flows of gold, money, jewellery, and mercury

Martin C. Lukas, University of Bremen

A massive gold and diamond rush, triggered by market developments, political‐economic change, and technological innovation, has drastically transformed riverine landscapes, induced migration, and provided substantial wealth in parts of Kalimantan.

28
Feb
2020

Essays in mobile money services and financial inclusion

Mar Umali

This study examines the determinants of mobile money adoption and usage in seven developing countries, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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