Events July 2018

24
Jul
2018

Understanding Inner Mongolian herders’ stocking rate decisions in response to policy initiatives

Jeff Bennett, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Grasslands in China are degraded primarily due to overgrazing. Policies to reduce grazing pressure have been largely unsuccessful.

25
Jul
2018

Central-local government relations and China's clean energy transition

Jonas Nahm

This talk examines prospects for China’s clean energy transition in the context of the current phase of re-centralisation under Xi Jinping.

26
Jul
2018

Codification and Creation of Community & Customary Laws in the South Pacific and Beyond

Various

Many communities across the Pacific islands region write down their own ‘customary’ or ‘local’ rules and regulations in the form of what are called customary or community laws, by-laws, constitutions or even ordinances (referred to collectively as ‘com

26
Jul
2018

Demographic changes and macroeconomic implications

Phitawat Poonpolkul, CAMA PhD student

Many countries are experiencing rapid changes in demographic structures, with increasing retirees and declining working-age population.

26
Jul
2018

Xinjiang: China’s troubled frontier region

David Brophy, Tom Cliff, Anna Hayes, James Leibold, and Michael Clarke

31
Jul
2018

Yoga and Indian soft power

Dr Patrick McCartney, Kyoto University, Japan

Yoga and Indian soft power: the shadowlands of global yoga, unlikely alliances, strategic syncretism and de-post-colonizing yogatopia(s)

 
31
Jul
2018

Sensitivity of trade balance to macroeconomic shocks: evidence from PNG

Dek Joe Sum and Bao Nguyen, ANU and UPNG

In this seminar, a five-dimensional Bayesian Vector Autoregressive (BVAR) model is used to investigate how the trade balance of Papua New Guinea (PNG), a resource-rich developing country, reacts to different macroeconomic shocks during the period of 20

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