Events July 2020

01
Jul
2020

Climate hysteresis and monetary policy

Augustus Panton, PhD Student, CAMA

Since the birth of the natural rate hypothesis, the conventional notion that short-term output simply fluctuates around a relatively stable long-term trend became the norm in modern macroeconomics, including in the standard New Keynesian DSGE model.

07
Jul
2020

Does information empower the poor? Evidence from Indonesia’s social security card

Anu Rammohan, University of Western Australia

In 2013 Indonesia conducted one of the largest ever information interventions in an attempt to further alleviate poverty and as a complement to the Social Protection Card.

14
Jul
2020

Regulatory governance for population nutrition

Dr Yandisa Ngqangashe

In an effort to curb the non-communicable diseases epidemic, many governments globally have introduced food regulatory policies, including nutrition labelling, restrictions on marketing, taxation, and composition.

14
Jul
2020

Commodity price shocks and the seasonality of civil unrest

David Ubilava, University of Sydney

Commodity prices affect income, and can influence civil unrest in conflict-prone low-income countries. Agriculture facilitates employment and food security in these countries, and conflict and violence are often linked to this sector.

15
Jul
2020

Trade, industry and investment: dealing with COVID-19

Krisna Gupta, ANU; Andree Surianta, ANU and Center for Indonesian Policy Studies; Chair: Deasy Pane, Bappenas

Covid-19 has disrupted the flows of trade and investment drastically, forcing all parties, including policymakers, to recalibrate their plans and strategies.

15
Jul
2020

Is mobile money changing rural Africa? Evidence from a field experiment

Cátia Batista

Register here to receive a link to the Zoom webinar.

16
Jul
2020

‘What is “Race” in Algorithmic Discrimination on the Basis of Race?’

Lily Hu

Lily Hu of Harvard University will be speaking about algorithmic discrimination on the basis of race, as a part of the Humanising Machine Intelligence Data, AI and Society public online seminar series.

16
Jul
2020

Data, data science and COVID-19

Anthony Goldbloom, David Gruen and Tara Sinclair

The pace of evolution of COVID-19 has meant the need for new data and methods of analysing data more urgently than ever before.

16
Jul
2020

South Korea’s Transition to a Post-Pandemic World

Various

The ANU Korea Institute will host an expert panel discussion about South Korea’s transition to a post-pandemic world.

20
Jul
2020

EL1 Development Program: Framing the future

Professor Rory Medcalf

This interactive and practical nine-day program will deepen participants’ understanding of the national security community and the range of strategic challenges it faces - now and into the future.

21
Jul
2020

Contemporary economics and contraindications for climate maladies: Lessons from environmental macroeconomics

Dodo J. Thampapillai, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy

This paper provides an alternative basis for analysing economic growth and the consequent perpetuation of climate malaise.

23
Jul
2020

International economic cooperation post COVID-19: A discussion panel

Cameron Hepburn (Oxford University), Beata Javorcik (Oxford University), Warwick McKibbin (ANU) and Christopher Adam (Oxford University)

In the current global crisis, many people have called for the kind of international economic cooperation evident during and after the Global Financial Crisis, cooperation which has been sadly lacking since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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