Upcoming events

Empowering migrants: impacts of a migrant’s amnesty on crime reports
Empowering migrants: impacts of a migrant’s amnesty on crime reports
3–4pm 17 May 2022
Dr Dany Bahar

This paper studies whether undocumented immigrants change their crime-reporting behaviour after receiving a regular migratory status. It exploits a natural experiment of a massive amnesty program that gave a regular migratory status to over 281,000 undocumented Venezuelan immigrants in Colombia. The findings suggest that following the amnesty there is an increase in reporting of crimes by Venezuelan immigrants, not explained by an increase in crime overall. The results are particularly strong for reports of domestic violence and sex crimes. Results are almost entirely driven by reports by female Venezuelan immigrants, a vulnerable population, suggesting that empowerment is an important mechanism driving the behaviour change.

Read the full paper, Empowering Migrants : Impacts of a Migrant’s Amnesty on Crime Reports.

Speaker

Dr Dany Bahar is an Associate Professor of Practice of International and Public Affairs at Brown University’s Watson Institute. His research sits at the intersection of international economics and economic development. In particular, his academic research focuses on the diffusion of technology and knowledge within and across borders, as measured by productivity, structural transformation, exports, entrepreneurship and innovation, among other factors.

This online seminar is free and open to the public. It will be recorded, and the recording will be available after the event on the Development Policy Centre website.

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US sins toward the developing world: how they harm them and us
US sins toward the developing world: how they harm them and us
10–11am 24 May 2022
Dr Nancy Birdsall

Monday 23 May 8–9pm Washington DC / Tuesday 24 May 10–11am Canberra

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Most international development advocates focus their efforts on aid. But other rich country policies matter as much or more for developing country growth and poverty reduction. Dr Nancy Birdsall puts the spotlight on US policies including trade and intellectual property rights, climate and anti-corruption to weigh up the benefits they bring and the harm they do to the developing countries of the world.

Speaker

Dr Nancy Birdsall, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

The AAC Speaker Series brings back some of our favourite speakers from the Australasian AID Conference, co-hosted by the Development Policy Centre and The Asia Foundation.

This online seminar is free and open to the public. It will be recorded, and the recording will be available after the event on the Development Policy Centre website.

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What has limited preferential voting changed in Papua New Guinea?
What has limited preferential voting changed in Papua New Guinea?
12.30–1.30pm 27 May 2022
Dr Terence Wood and Maholopa Laveil

Limited preferential voting (LPV) was introduced in the wake of the 2002 general elections in Papua New Guinea. Twenty years on and three general elections later, this presentation will report on new research examining LPV’s impact on electoral processes and outcomes, as well as governance more generally. Although the research found little evidence of large changes — either positive or negative — stemming from the shift in electoral systems, there is evidence of smaller benefits and costs, as well as tantalising hints of possible future potential.

Speakers
Dr Terence Wood
Research Fellow Development Policy Centre, ANU

Maholopa Laveil
Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Public Policy, UPNG

Co-author
Michael Kabuni
PhD candidate, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

This presentation is based on an upcoming Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 101, ‘What has limited preferential voting changed in Papua New Guinea?’

This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend the seminar. You can attend at the Griffin Room (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU), at the MBA Suite (SBPP building, UPNG), or online via Zoom.

The ANU-UPNG seminar series is part of the partnership between the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and the UPNG School of Business and Public Policy, supported by the PNG-Aus Partnership.

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Growth, a graphic exposition
Growth, a graphic exposition
7.30–8.30pm 7 June 2022
Dr Lant Pritchett

Tuesday 7 June 10:30am–11:30am London / 7:30pm–8:30pm Canberra

Why has the development debate amongst academia and mainstream development institutions swung so sharply from growth to redistribution? Dr Lant Pritchett, Research Director of the RISE Programme and fellow at the London School of Economics, argues that economic growth is far more important for poverty reduction than targeted programs, and has five graphs to prove it, and to help illuminate our thinking on growth and development.

Speaker

Dr Lant Pritchett, RISE Research Director, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

The AAC Speaker Series brings back some of our favourite speakers from the Australasian AID Conference, co-hosted by the Development Policy Centre and The Asia Foundation.

This online seminar is free and open to the public. It will be recorded, and the recording will be available after the event on the Development Policy Centre website.

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