Events August 2018

17
Aug
2018

The earnings and mental health of rural-urban migrants: empirical evidence from four Indonesian cities

Rus’an Nasrudin

This paper investigates the economic assimilation of rural-urban migrants in Indonesia. I use cross-sectional, synthetic cohort, and panel data techniques.

21
Aug
2018

The role of Geographic Information Services (GIS) in governance and regulation and CartoGIS Services supporting research and education

Kay Dancey and Sandy Potter

Around the globe, governments are recognising the value of spatial data. Many have made considerable investments in spatial data infrastructure.

21
Aug
2018

Political cycles in media harassment

Günther G. Schulze, University of Freiburg and ANU

This paper explores the political-economic determinants of harassment of journalists in Russia.

21
Aug
2018

Technology for aging Asia

Catherine Mann, Cyn-Young Park, Bambang Susantono

The Asia and the Pacific region is rapidly aging and the share of working-age population in the region has begun to decline in the past year few years.

23
Aug
2018

A decreasing elasticity of substitution between clean and dirty energy and the potential implications for policy

Tony Wiskich, PhD Student, CAMA

Using a stylised structural model of electricity generation, Tony derives a (bimodal) production function for clean and dirty technologies with two elasticities: a high elasticity for low clean penetration and a low elasticity for high clean penetratio

23
Aug
2018

The IFC, development finance and our region: in conversation with Nena Stoiljkovic

Nena Stoiljkovic, IFC Vice President for Asia and Pacific

Nena Stoiljkovic is making her first visit to Australia as Vice President for Asia and the Pacific for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a job that means she is responsible for all IFC operations in East and South Asia, as well as the Pacifi

23
Aug
2018

Medical Missionaries and the History of Asian Christianity: Pre-WWII Hong Kong as a case study

Man-kong Wong
This seminar will give an account of the work done by medical missionaries in pre-WWII Hong Kong. It will show that these medical missions held conflicting views and pursued competing projects.
23
Aug
2018

Religious Groups, Varieties of Social Capital, and Contentious Collective Actions in Contemporary Rural China

Yu Tao
Why do some religious groups in China challenge state power while others cooperate with the government? Drawing on national survey data and comparative case studies from contemporary rural China, this research finds that contentious collective actions are less likely to occur in villages with religious groups that simultaneously overlap with secular social organizations and local authorities. Moreover, it reveals that religious groups with different varieties of social capital tend to play different roles in contentious collective actions, and those containing all three varieties of social capital (bonding, bridging, and linking) are more likely to serve as credible communication channels between local states and discontented citizens.
24
Aug
2018

Digitalisation and the performance of micro and small enterprises: a case study in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Anna Falentina

The world is going digital. Similarly, digital technology is becoming an integral part of life in Indonesia.

25
Aug
2018

Crawford School at ANU Open Day 2018

Crawford School of Public Policy

On Saturday, 25 August from 9am to 4pm The Australian National University will open its doors to everyone and anyone interested in studying at Australia’s top ranked university, based in the nation’s capital.

28
Aug
2018

Market volatility, ageing and policies: what is shaping the income distribution in Australia between 2002 and 2016

Hai Anh La, University of Canberra and ANU

Income inequality, as well as the role of the tax-benefit system in mitigating inequality, has attracted considerable attention during the past decade.

28
Aug
2018

National Security College PhD information evening

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

The National Security College (NSC) PhD information evening is an opportunity for aspiring PhD candidates to meet and hear from College researchers, including the Academic Director, Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, and current doctoral scholars.

29
Aug
2018

How much wine is really produced and consumed in China, Hong Kong and Japan?

Kimie Harada, Chuo University, ANU Visiting Fellow

TBA

30
Aug
2018

CANCELLED — Learning to Fight a Modern War: Armed Forces in Nationalist China, 1928–1937

Kwong Chi Man
This paper examines the ways in which intellectual officers of the National Revolutionary Army (Guomin geming jun 國民革命軍) learnt from foreign military developments in the decade before the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). It looks at the role of these intellectual officers in effecting military change. It suggests that a considerable number were fixated on the pursuit of a post-First World War “modern” approach to war, which relied heavily on technology and industrial capability. However, this approach proved in the end to be impractical.
31
Aug
2018

Do fuel prices affect air quality? Evidence from the Bangkok Metropolitan Region

Panittra Ninpanit

Traffic-related air pollution is a serious environmental concern in mega-cities worldwide. This study investigates the causal link between fuel prices and traffic-related air pollution using Bangkok and the surrounding areas as a case study.

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