Events for 2013

Ideology and Judicial Decision Making: A Study of Political Activism in Labour Courts, Dr Ben Freyens, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra

Date: 12th December 2013, 11:00am — 12:00pm
The paper estimates the extent of political activism amongst judges arbitrating dismissal disputes in Australian labour courts. We analyse 1364 decisions made over a 10 year time span...

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Ideology and Judicial Decision Making: A Study of Political Activism in Labour Courts, Dr Ben Freyens, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra (Postponed to 12 December 2013)

Date: 21st November 2013, 11:00am — 12:00pm
This seminar has been POSTPONED to 12 December 2013 The paper estimates the incidence and extent of political activism amongst judges arbitrating dismissal disputes in Australia...

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Conspicuous Consumption and Satisfaction Over the Life Cycle, Manoj K. Pandey, Australian National University

Date: 14th November 2013, 11:00am — 12:00pm
Numerous studies have observed that people compare their relative positions in the consumption distribution within their reference group and signal their wealth to others by consuming highly observable goods...

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Public, Private or Both? Analysing Factors Influencing the Labour Supply of Medical Specialists, Dr Terence Cheng, Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Date: 25th September 2013, 11:00am — 12:00pm
This paper investigates the factors influencing the allocation of time between public and private sectors by medical specialists. We analyse data from the first wave (2008) of the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) longitudinal survey of doctors...

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Lessons from TERM-H2O Modelling of the Murray-Darling Basin, Dr Glyn Wittwer, Centre of Policy Studies, Monash University

Date: 16th September 2013, 11:00am — 12:00pm
TERM-H2O is an innovative tool that has improved economic analysis of Murray-Darling Basin issues. The 2007 Water Act introduced infrastructure upgrades, approved by lobbyists but not approved by economists, and buybacks, approved by economists and not approved by lobbyists...

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Harsh Occupations, Life Expectancy and Social Security, Associate Professor Maria Racionero, Research School of Economics, Australian National University

Date: 15th August 2013, 11:00am — 12:00pm
Should pension provisions differ by occupation? We address this question in an optimal tax setting where individuals differ in longevity and occupation...

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The Role of Bribes in Rural Governance: The Case of India, Professor Raghbendra Jha, Australian National University

Date: 18th July 2013, 11:00am — 12:00pm
Given that in developing countries capture of public programs by sections of the population is rampant households can indulge in a strategy to improve their participation by bribing the suppliers of such programs...

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Income Management in the Northern Territory - Initial Evaluation Findings, Rob Bray, Social Policy, Evaluation, Analysis and Research (SPEAR) Centre, Australian National University

Date: 23rd May 2013, 11:00am — 12:00pm
Income Management was introduced in the Northern Territory as part of the 2007 “Emergency Response” to the “Little Children are Sacred” report...

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The Returns to Language Skills in the US Labor Market, Dr Mathias Sinning, Research School of Economics, Australian National University

Date: 16th May 2013, 11:00am — 12:00pm
This paper uses data from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) to study the returns to language skills of child and adult migrants in the US labor market...

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Community Resilience After the 2011 Brisbane Floods, Valdis Juskevics, Geoscience Australia

Date: 18th April 2013, 11:00am — 12:00pm
More than 17,000 dwellings in the Brisbane and Ipswich area were flood affected when the Bremer and Brisbane Rivers exceeded major flood levels in January 2011...

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ASEAN and Asian Regionalism: Institutional Networks, Huong Le Thu, Australian National University

Date: 21st March 2013, 11:00am — 12:00pm
As Asia is gaining economic and political weight, the world is closely observing the changes that the “Asian Century” will bring. It is important to understand intra-regional processes within Asia...

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