Events October 2018

17
Oct
2018

The emergence of a parallel world: The misperception problem for bank balance sheet risk and lending behaviour

Hitoshi Inoue (Sapporo Gakuin University)

We examine the reason that there have coexisted the two opposing views on distressed banks’ lending behaviour in Japan’s post-bubble period: the one is the stagnant lending in a capital crunch and the other is the forbearance lending to low-quality bor

17
Oct
2018

Evaluating the Indonesia Free Pasung Movement: Stopping physical restraint of the mentally ill in rural Java

Aliza Hunt (ANU)

Aliza Hunt (ANU), Robert Ern Yuan Guth (Settlement Services International), Diana Setiyawati (University of Gadjah Mada)

17
Oct
2018

The Australian launch of the World Development Report 2019: The changing nature of work

Michal Rutkowski

The World Bank’s 2019 World Development Report studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today.

17
Oct
2018
18
Oct
2018

The politics of (in-)justice in contemporary China

Elisa Nesossi
Since the early 2000s, the Chinese discourse on law and justice has become associated with accounts of miscarriages of justice. This seminar explores changes in the administration of China’s criminal justice over the last thirty years by tracing the ways in which cases of miscarriages of justice have been handled through the Jiang, Hu, and Xi eras. It highlights how the public disclosure of errors in the justice system has resulted in legal reforms and, at the same time, has benefitted China’s ruling party’s governance agendas and legitimacy.
19
Oct
2018

Supply-side determinants of product scope: Evidence from Indonesian manufacturing plants

Chandra Putra, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

This study explores the factors affecting firms’ decisions on how many types of products to produce (their ‘product scope’). A theoretical model is presented.

23
Oct
2018

Regulating transparency in corporate supply chains: Australia’s draft Modern Slavery Act

Jolyon Ford
Transparency does not necessarily yield accountability, nor trigger internal behavioural changes in business. What conditions might determine whether mandatory reporting regimes deliver these objectives? This seminar explores what theoretical basis there might be for the new wave of legislative schemes that seek to compel businesses to report on human rights risks, but which do not prescribe any penalty for non-reporting.
23
Oct
2018

The merit order effect of renewable electricity generation in Australia

Zsuzsanna Csereklyei, RMIT

Electricity generation from renewable energy sources in Australia has expanded rapidly. The share of electricity generated by renewables rose from 8 per cent in 2000 to 17 per cent in 2017.

23
Oct
2018

One Hundred Years of the Morrison Collection at the Tōyō Bunko (Oriental Library): Library, Museum, and Research

HAMASHITA Takeshi
In October 1917, the collection of the Asiatic Library in Beijing, founded by G. E. Morrison, arrived in Tokyo. In the collection, there were books, manuscripts, various pamphlets, and other materials covering the whole of Asia, with China as its main focus. In total, there were more than 20,000 volumes. In this lecture, Professor Hamashita will introduce the Morrison collection in the Tōyō Bunko using examples from its research projects, exhibitions, and digitisation program to further the mutual understanding of G. E. Morrison and his family’s history.
23
Oct
2018

National Security College graduate studies information evening

Academic representatives, National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

There has never been a better time to study national security.

23
Oct
2018

Book launch: Hybrid public policy innovations

Jenny Gordon, Robert Breunig, Andrew Podger, Helen Sullivan, Mark Fabian

Politics remains mired in ideological preconceptions about what is optimal, often landing us in bad policy.

24
Oct
2018

Women in National Security Conference 2018

Conference Presenters

The Women in National Security Conference is an exceptional forum on the future of national and international security. It combines a platform for ideas and a place to develop new leadership networks.

24
Oct
2018

Threat of trade wars and financial crises: Asia's response

Mari Pangestu, the University of Indonesia; He Fan, Peking University; Shiro Armstrong, ANU; Suman Bery, Brussels think-tank Bruegel; Craig Emerson, ANU

Public forum to launch the Asian Bureau of Economic Research

25
Oct
2018

Argentine economy in the long run and the formation of federal finances

Dr Miguel Angel Asensio

The Argentine economy deserves considerable attention from a historical perspective.

26
Oct
2018

Sustainability of public debt in Sri Lanka under symmetric and asymmetric cointegration among fiscal variables

Shanika Rathnayake, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy

The sustainability of public debt in Sri Lanka has become an intensely debated concern. This paper uses data for 1961–2017 to study this issue. The method estimates fiscal reaction functions, using symmetric and asymmetric cointegration techniques.

29
Oct
2018

Panel discussion: championing change from Canberra

Three different perspectives, one destination – Canberra. This event will feature the unique perspectives and personal journeys of three champions for change who have all come to Canberra to help shape the future of the country and the region.
30
Oct
2018

How bad government can ruin a country: the case of Zimbabwe

David Gadiel, Centre for Independent Studies

The history of Zimbabwe is a portrait of decay and mismanagement that ruined a once-thriving economy.

31
Oct
2018

The effects of the new fiscal rule and creative accounting: Empirical evidence from Japanese municipalities with Hideo Yunoue

Haruaki Hirota (Musashi University)

The purpose of this paper is to analyse creative accounting by fiscal adjustments in Japanese municipalities after the introduction of a new fiscal rule using a seemingly unrelated regression with the difference in differences method.

31
Oct
2018

Peace on Korean Peninsula and Asia-Pacific regional cooperation

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Commonwealth of Australia and the ANU Korea Institute will host a public diplomacy dialogue between Korea and Australia on Wednesday, 31 October in Canberra. 
 
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