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.

07
Feb
2020

Debt-growth causality and its limit in developing Asia

Shanika Rathnayake

The paper examines the causal effect of public debt on economic growth in developing Asia over the last two decades, using an instrumental variable approach.

10
Feb
2020

Carrying coal to Newcastle: Talking about water marketing to Australian economists!

Professor Michael Hanemann, Arizona State University

This seminar explores what can be learned about water markets, and environmental markets and environmental policy reform more generally, from the successes (climate policy ) and failures (water markets) in California and the successes (water markets) a

11
Feb
2020

Evaluating climate change mitigation policy of Japan: A multi-model approach

Masahiro Sugiyama, University of Tokyo

In June 2019, Japan announced its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 and achieve decarbonisation later.

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.

12
Feb
2020

ANU Climate Update 2020

Various

Australia’s climate is already becoming hotter, more extreme and uncertain, and it’s projected to become increasingly inhospitable and dangerous unless we take transformative, timely and positive action.

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

From recovery capital to justice capital

Professor David Best

**Please note the

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.

20
Feb
2020

The employment effects of Australia’s Transition to Retirement Income Streams program

Mr Andrew Carter, ATO

This presentation examines Australia’s Transition to Retirement Income Streams (TRIS) program.

20
Feb
2020

Household food and nutrition security in low and middle-income countries with a focus on PNG

Dr Emily Schmidt and Dr Jim Woodhill

Household food and nutrition security is a basic human right.

20
Feb
2020

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections in Retrospect: A National Security Referendum?

Wen-Ti Song

Taiwan held its quadrennial presidential and legislative elections in January 2020. Barely over a year ago, the incumbent President Tsai Ing-Wen’s Democratic Progressive Party suffered a crushing defeat at the mid-term local elections.

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.

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