Events June 2020

02
Jun
2020

Webinar: Strategic frames, unusual bedfellows and forum shopping

Dr Belinda Townsend, Sandro Demaio, Professor Sharon Friel

How do policy acto

02
Jun
2020

The output effects of infrastructure investment and use in Indonesia

Pierre van der Eng, Research School of Management, ANU College of Business and Economics

This paper addresses an issue that vexes current public debate in Indonesia: To what extent is economic growth held back by underinvestment in the country’s infrastructure facilities?

02
Jun
2020

Crawford School @ ANU Virtual Postgraduate Study Fair

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If you are looking to upskill or retrain for your public policy career with a postgraduate qualification, meet the team from Crawford School of Public Policy on Tuesday, 2 June from

02
Jun
2020

ANU Virtual Postgraduate Study Fair: Public Policy, Economic and Environmental Policy

Associate Professor Ben Hillman, Professor Ligang Song, Associate Professor Sango Mahanty
Learn more about studying postgraduate public policy at the Australian National University and have your questions answered directly by university staff during a live video session.
 
Speakers at the session will be:
03
Jun
2020

This crisis is different

Iwan Jaya Azis, Cornell University

As the Covid-19 health crisis has transformed into an economic crisis, governments around the world are desperate for measures to dampen the shock.

04
Jun
2020

ANU Crawford Leadership Forum: The future of universities

Professor Michael McRobbie, Professor Lily Kong, Professor Brian P Schmidt. Chair: Genevieve Bell

The ANU Crawford Leadership Forum presents the Big Picture Series: Australia in a COVID-19 world

The future of universities  

04
Jun
2020

COVID-19 and policy choices

Daniel Rees, Bank for International Settlements; Hilde Bjornland, BI Norwegian Business School, and James Morley, University of Sydney

Countries have adopted wide-ranging policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak prompting debate about the trade-offs between economic activity, a healthy population, and individual freedoms.

04
Jun
2020

ANU Virtual Postgraduate Study Fair: Politics, Culture and International Affairs

Dr Lauren Richardson, Dr Maria Tanyag, Dr Svitlana Chernykh, Associate Professor Roald Maliangkay
Learn more about studying postgraduate politics and international affairs at the Australian National University and have your questions answered directly by university staff during a live video session.
 
04
Jun
2020

ANU Virtual Postgraduate Study Fair: National Security and Strategic Studies

Professor Rory Medcalf, Professor Brendan Sargeant
Learn more about studying postgraduate nation security and strategic studies at the Australian National University and have your questions answered directly by university staff during a live video session.
 
05
Jun
2020

Mongolia Institute Lunchtime Seminar Series

Dr Jack Fenner

Dr Jack Fenner will deliver a talk on “Chinggis Khan’s Ordu”: Dating and Diet Data from a Mongol Empire Site in Mongolia as part of the Mongolia Institute’s lunchtime seminar series.

09
Jun
2020

On Coase and COVID-19

Sinclair Davidson, RMIT University

From an epidemiological perspective, the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis. From an economic perspective, it is an externality and a social cost.

10
Jun
2020

ANU Crawford Leadership Forum: Global public health & COVID-19

Amanda Glassman, Kamalini Lokuge, Professor Tikki Pangestu, The Honourable Jane Philpott. Chair: Professor Lyndall Strazdins

The ANU Crawford Leadership Forum presents the 'Big Picture Series: Australia in a COVID-19 world

Global public health and COVID-19

10
Jun
2020

Migration and household finances: how a different framing can improve thinking about migration

Timothy N. Ogden

The PowerPoint presentation from the webinar is available here.

10
Jun
2020

Financing the responses to Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia

Suahasil Nazara, Deputy Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia; Peter McCawley, ANU

While saving lives is the number one priority, almost every country is also struggling to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

11
Jun
2020

Nowcasting the output gap

Benjamin Wong, Monash University

In this seminar Benjamin Wong will propose a way to directly nowcast the output gap using the Beveridge-Nelson decomposition based on a mixed-frequency Bayesian VAR. The mixed-frequency approach produces very similar estimates of the U.S.

12
Jun
2020

Prepaid metering and electricity consumption: evidence from Bangladesh

Debasish Das

Bangladesh is an early adopter of pre-paid electricity metering in South Asia through state-owned electricity distribution companies across different cities.

16
Jun
2020

ANU Crawford Leadership Forum: Asia and COVID-19

Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Dhruva Jaishankar, Professor Sook Jong Lee, Professor Huang Renwei. Chair: Professor Evelyn Goh

The ANU Crawford Leadership Forum presents the 'Big Picture Series: Australia in a COVID-19 world.

Asia and COVID-19

16
Jun
2020

Webinar: Finding agency and action in a time of ecological crisis

Tim Hollo, Kirsty Anatharajah, Kyle Levier, Dr Ibolya Losoncz
This webinar will examine how we find and direct our agency to practical and tangible solutions that a wide cross section of people can call for and contribute to.
16
Jun
2020

Indonesia and the international community: 50 years of economic cooperation

Peter McCawley, Crawford School, ANU

During the past 50 years there has been a sustained program of economic cooperation between Indonesia and the international community.

17
Jun
2020

Fiscal stimulus for low-carbon compatible COVID-19 recovery: criteria for infrastructure investment in Australia

Frank Jotzo, Thomas Longden, Zeba Anjum

In this webinar we present new research that proposes a set of criteria for economic stimulus through public investments as part of a COVID-19 recovery, to identify options that create jobs and support economic, are consistent with a low-carbon transit

17
Jun
2020

Are we ready for the 'new normal'?

Sulfikar Amir, Nanyang Technological University; Irma Hidayana, LaporCOVID19

The Indonesian government has declared its intention to resume the nation’s activities under the ‘new normal’ protocols. Are we ready?

18
Jun
2020

ANU Crawford Leadership Forum: The Pacific & Australia: Our shared future

The Hon Alex Hawke MP, the Hon Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, and the Hon Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Chairs: Dr Siobhan McDonnell and James Batley

The ANU Crawford Leadership Forum presents the 'Big Picture Series: Australia in a COVID-19 world'

The Pacific and Australia: Our shared future

18
Jun
2020

India's health and economic challenges posed by COVID-19

Professor Raghbendra Jha

This seminar will review how India is meeting the dual health and economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus.

18
Jun
2020

Financial uncertainty and real activity: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Giovanni Gaggiano

The paper presented in this seminar quantifies the finance uncertainty multiplier (i.e., the magnifying effect of the real impact of uncertainty shocks due to financial frictions) by relying on two historical events related to the US economy, i.e., the

19
Jun
2020

ANU Crawford Leadership Forum: Australia, climate change and the pandemic

Jo Evans, Emma Herd, Andrew Liveris. Chair: Professor Kenneth Baldwin

The ANU Crawford Leadership Forum presents the 'Big Picture Series: Australia in a COVID-19 world'.

Australia, climate change and the pandemic

19
Jun
2020

Long-term impacts of the giant wave: The case of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and child development in Indonesia

Riswandi

This paper investigates the long-term impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami on educational and health outcomes in Banda Aceh city, Indonesia. We employ a spatial regression discontinuity design mainly using our own household survey data.

19
Jun
2020

Mongolia Institute Lunchtime Seminar - Mongolia election

Associate professor Julian Dierkes, Mr. Badamdash, Dr Byambajav Dalaibuyan, Professor Li Narangoa

The ANU Mongolia Institute will host a special panel in collaboration with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (University of British Columbia) ahead of the 2020 Mongolian election.

23
Jun
2020

How well can the world’s poor protect themselves from the new coronavirus?

Caitlin Brown, Central European University

We propose an index of the adequacy of home environments for protection (HEP) from COVID-19, and we compare our index across developing countries using data for one million sampled households from the latest Demographic and Health Surveys.

23
Jun
2020

ANU Crawford Leadership Forum: What kind of world?

Dr Lynn Kuok, Ambassador Samanth Power, The Hon. Kevin Rudd. Chair: Janice Petersen

The ANU Crawford Leadership Forum presents the 'Big Picture Series: Australia in a COVID-19 world'.

What kind of world?

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world. Our everyday lives changed utterly.

24
Jun
2020

Covid-19 and vulnerable people

Dina Afrianty, La Trobe University; Slamet Thohari, Universitas Brawijaya and Australia Indonesia Disability Research and Advocacy Networks; Sharyn Graham Davies, Auckland University of Technology; Najmah, Universitas Sriwijaya

In this webinar, we will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on several vulnerable groups in society.

25
Jun
2020

Global economic impacts of COVID-19

Ayhan Kose (World Bank), John Bluedorn (IMF) and Warwick McKibbin (ANU)

The World Bank recently released the Global Economic Prospects report, and the IMF will release its World economic Outlook report on the day of this webinar. Both focus on the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the global economy.

30
Jun
2020

Webinar: Technology neutrality and green industrial policy: Odd couple or unholy marriage?

Dr Emma Aisbett

Technology Neutrality is a popular and widely used policy principle, but not without its critics.

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