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Events October 2021

01
Oct
2021

The US perspective on Pillar one and Pillar two: a conversation with key American actors

Jennifer Acuna; Viva Hammer: Douglas Poms

The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute is running a ‘special seminar’ on the US perspective on Pillars one and two of the OECD BEPS process.

01
Oct
2021

Is there a natural resource curse at local levels? An evidence from village economies in Indonesia

Abdul Nasir

Empirical debates on the existence of natural resource curse are mainly at national level economies. Less empirical works observe the existence of this phenomenon at the grass root or local level.

01
Oct
2021

State fragility in PNG

Dr Nematullah Bizhan and Emanual Gorea
05
Oct
2021

Artificial intelligence: the regulator’s friend or foe in the pursuit of ecological sustainability?

Fiona Haines
This seminar will explore regulatory challenges to understand whether the promise of and problems associated with AI in the context of the transition can be tackled through existing regulatory approaches or whether the complex challenge AI poses also requires rethinking regulation itself.
05
Oct
2021

Mitigating climate change: growth-friendly policies to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Renee McKibbin, Australian National University

A general measure to identify the strength of global interest rate comovements is proposed based on entropy theory.

05
Oct
2021

Measuring the global comovements of interest rates: Implications for monetary interdependence

Renee McKibbin, Australian National University

A general measure to identify the strength of global interest rate comovements is proposed based on entropy theory.

06
Oct
2021

Book Discussion: Faces of Indonesia, 500 postcards, 1900-1945, by Scott Merrillees

Scott Merrillees (Author)

Based on my new book Faces of Indonesia, 500 postcards, 1900-1945, the presentation will highlight the extraordinary diversity of the people of Indonesia prior to independence.

06
Oct
2021

Roundtable: Speaking to contemporary artist Kiki Ando - Highest Mountain and Deepest Bay Exhibition

Kiki Ando (artist), Rafaela Pandolfini (artist & curator) and Ricarda Biglin (designer and fashion scholar, RMIT)

At this Roundtable, Melbourne-based artist Kiki Ando will speak to her work Highest Mountain and Deepest Bay together with textile researcher and catalogue contributor Dr Ricarda Bigolin and Rafaela Pandolfini

07
Oct
2021

In search of justice in coal transition in India

Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Energy systems are shifting rapidly all over the world, including in India.

07
Oct
2021

Gender Differences in Children's Wellbeing: In conversation with Colin Pettit

Colin Pettit, Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia

Join Dr Angie Bexley, Deputy Director of the ANU Children’s Policy Centre, as she discusses the Speaking Out Survey and what it reveals about the wellbeing

07
Oct
2021

IEA’s Global Gas Security Review 2021 webinar

Various speakers

The global gas market experienced unprecedented volatility and turmoil over the last 18 months.

08
Oct
2021

The determinants of excess reserves in the banking system of Papua New Guinea

Thomas Wangi

This study examines why profit-maximizing commercial banks in Papua New Guinea hold non-remunerated excess reserves.

12
Oct
2021

2021 Conversations - connection and disconnection (Webinar 1: Relationality in a complex world)

Miranda Forsyth, Mary Graham, Felicity Gray, Mary Ivec, Ibi Losoncz
Through animated conversation, the panel will develop emergent and existing theories to better analyse connection and disconnection in today’s complex world.
12
Oct
2021

Papua New Guinea: the hungry country?

Manoj Pandey, Australian National University

The idea of ‘subsistence affluence’ was developed in Papua New Guinea (PNG) by an ANU academic in the 1970s to elucidate a situation in which people ate what they grew, and grew enough not to be hungry. That idea has persisted.

13
Oct
2021

Roundtable: Parasites in pop culture - Science and Culture at Play

A/Prof Carol Hayes (CAP, ANU), Prof Stefan Buchenberger (Kanagawa), Prof Alex Maier (RSB, ANU), Dr Anna-Sophie Jurgens (CPAS,ANU)

Oni demons, parasites, flesh-eating giants, vampires, zombies – global pop culture is rife with monsters. The popularity of this genre is on the increase in our pandemic-riven world.

14
Oct
2021

Values governance pathways to promote health equity among the elderly in South Korea

Sora Lee
This presentation explores the journey that goes beyond the all the bureaucratic issues regulations and remind us that intangible factors like values really matter to achieve policy objective, such as health equity.
14
Oct
2021

Menstruation Matters: In conversation with Helen Connolly

Helen Connolly, Commissioner for Children and Young People in South Australia

Join Dr Angie Bexley, Deputy Director of the ANU Children’s Policy Centre, as she discusses the South Australian Menstruation Matters Report with Helen Connolly, Commissioner for Children and Young People in South Australia.

14
Oct
2021

Mental Health in Indonesia

Dr Nova Riyanti Yusuf, Professor Hans Pols, Anto Sg, Dr Erminia Colucci, Ade Prastyani, Dr Diana Setiyawati, Chair: Aliza Hunt

Mental illness has historically dwelt in the shadows of the global health and development agenda and only recently has moved from the margins to become a central

15
Oct
2021

What's going on? Unemployment and Income Support - before and after COVID-19

Peter Whiteford, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU: Bruce Bradbury, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW

The PowerPoint slides from this presentation are available in the ‘downloads’ tab above.

15
Oct
2021

Children matter: Global imbalances and the economics of demographic transition

Tsendsuren Batsuuri

This paper investigates the effect of child dependency on the economy and external imbalances under an asymmetric demographic transition and productivity shocks.

19
Oct
2021

2021 Conversations - connection and disconnection (Webinar 2: The regulatory state across terrains of governance)

Anna Fieldhouse, Jenna Harb, Kate Henne, Walter Johnson, Veronica Taylor, Anthea Vogl
This panel attends to domains of the regulatory state often understood as disconnected: welfare, development, and migration.
19
Oct
2021

Does terrorism affect savings? Evidence from Nigeria

Alberto Posso, RMIT

The relationship between terrorism and savings is conceptually ambiguous. Terrorism can (i) lower savings by increasing perceived associated risks or (ii) result in more precautionary savings as a coping strategy.

20
Oct
2021

Local knowledge as the basis of Disaster Management in Asia

Takeyuki Okubo (Ritsumeikan Uni), Maria Tanyag (ANU), Muhammad Riza Nurdin (RU). Chair: Miwa Hirono (RU)

This JI special seminar will be presented by the members of the international collaborative project “Locally led Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance in Asia,” led by Professor Miwa Hirono, supported by the Asia-Japan Research Institute at R

21
Oct
2021

When the state is guardian: protecting the human rights of children in the care of the state.

Liana Buchanan Commissioner for Children and Young People in Victoria

Join Dr Angie Bexley, Deputy Director of the Children’s Policy Centre, as she discusses the responsibilities the State has for children and young people in its care, and the importance of upholding their human rights, with Liana Buchanan, Commissioner

21
Oct
2021

Malay studies, autonomous knowledge and decolonial thought

Prof Syed Farid Alatas, National University of Singapore
Syed Hussein Alatas' call for an autonomous social science tradition has influenced scholars for two generations.
 
22
Oct
2021

The trend in China’s housing affordability and its impact on total fertility rate

Tunye Qiu

This paper constructs a housing affordability index for China, which covers 37 major cities, to capture the change in affordability from 2010 to 2019.

22
Oct
2021

What happens when employers can no longer discriminate in job ads?

Associate Professor Kailing Shen, Research School of Economics, ANU

The audio recording and PowerPoint slides of this event are available in the ‘downloads’ tab above.

26
Oct
2021

2021 Conversations - connection and disconnection (Webinar 3: global connections and disconnections: markets, state, earth)

Christian Downie, Peter Drahos, Anthea Roberts, Jensen Sass, Alex San Martim Portes, Dirk Van Der Kley
This panel will explore the entanglements of technology, data and finance and their corollary across actors and institutions in the domains of climate, energy, trade and intellectual property.
26
Oct
2021

Fiscal policy in the COVID-19 era

Chris Murphy, Australian National University

This seminar analyses the origins of the COVID-19 economic downturn in Australia and the appropriateness of the fiscal policy response.

26
Oct
2021

Monetary policy in the age of automation

Martin Wolf, University of St Gallen

Martin Wolf provides a framework in which monetary policy affects firms’ automation decisions (i.e. how intensively capital and labor are used in production). This new feature has far-reaching consequences for monetary policy.

26
Oct
2021

Monetary policy in the age of automation

Martin Wolf, University of St Gallen - Switzerland

The author provides a framework in which monetary policy affects firms’ automation decisions (i.e. how intensively capital and labor are used in production). This new feature has far-reaching consequences for monetary policy.

28
Oct
2021

When the state is guardian: protecting the human rights of children in the care of the state.

Liana Buchanan Commissioner for Children and Young People in Victoria

Join Dr Angie Bexley, Deputy Director of the Children’s Policy Centre, as she discusses the responsibilities the State has for children and young people in its care, and the importance of upholding their human rights, with Liana Buchanan, Commissioner

29
Oct
2021

2021 Korea Update

Various speakers
Celebrating 60 Years of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Republic of Korea 1961-2021
29
Oct
2021

Vulnerable households and effects of energy efficiency: An Australian study

Mara Hammerle

Using the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme as a case study, this paper examines impacts of replacing natural gas heaters and hot water systems with more energy-efficient electric alternatives.

29
Oct
2021

Decentralisation in PNG: a political analysis

Professor Stephen Howes, Dr Lawrence Sause and Dr Lhawang Ugyel
29
Oct
2021

Korea Corner Grand Opening

Various speakers
The ANU Korea Institute and the Republic of Korea Embassy in Canberra warmly invite you to the grand opening of the Korea Corner.
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