Seminars

ANU-UPNG seminar series

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

The ANU-UPNG seminars are normally held on the last Friday of each month and can be joined in person at the UPNG campus or at ANU, or online via Zoom.

2024

Are government ministers in Papua New Guinea more likely to be re-elected?
Friday, 3 May 2024
Alyssa Leng, Research Officer, Development Policy Centre
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Papua New Guinea’s fiscal decentralisation: Lessons from the last 15 years
Friday, 5 April 2024
Maholopa Laveil, Lecturer, University of Papua New Guinea
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Pacific remittances: channels, costs, and the potential gains from switching
Friday, 1 March 2024
Ryan Edwards (Development Policy Centre), Hiroshi Maeda and Daniel Suryadarma (Asian Development Bank Institute)
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2023

Gender norms, bargaining power and spousal violence in PNG
Friday, 27 October 2023
Alexander Smith, post-graduate student, Crawford School of Public Policy
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Benchmarking Welfare Outcomes in Papua New Guinea
Friday, 29 September 2023
Dr Darian Naidoo, Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank
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Contemporary macroeconomic issues in Papua New Guinea
Friday, 28 July 2023
Dr Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre
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Determinants of coffee production in PNG: challenges and opportunities
Friday, 30 June 2023
Associate Professor Eugene Ezebilo, Deputy Director for Research, PNG National Research Institute »view presentation

Unlocking the economic benefits of gender equality
Friday 26 May 2023
Giorgia Demarchi, Senior Social Development Specialist and EAP Regional Gender Coordinator, World Bank
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Change in PNG’s fresh food marketplaces over the past 60 years
28 April 2023
Dr Timothy Sharp, Geographer, Pacific Livelihoods Research Group, Curtin University; Dr Mark Busse, Economic Anthropologist and Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland; Dr Mike Bourke OL, Honorary Associate Professor, Australian National University
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Interhousehold transfers in urban PNG: a study from the 1980s
31 March 2023
Dr Louise Morauta, Former Senior Research Fellow, PNG Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research
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2022

The important, unanswered questions from PNG’s 2022 elections
28 October 2022
Dr Terence Wood, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre, ANU
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The determinants of excess reserves in the PNG banking system
30 September 2022
Thomas Wangi, PhD Scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, ANU

Institutional sources of cooperation, competition and conflict in developing countries
2 September 2022, 12:30–1:30pm
Emeritus Professor William Maley

Financial inclusion in Papua New Guinea
5 August 2022
Laura Nettuno, PhD Scholar, Vanderbilt University
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Real wage growth in Papua New Guinea over three decades
24 June 2022
Dr Martin Davies, Associate Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University, and Visiting Fellow, Development Policy Centre, ANU
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What has limited preferential voting changed in Papua New Guinea?
27 May 2022
Dr Terence Wood, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre, ANU; Maholopa Laveil, Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Public Policy, UPNG
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Making decentralisation work in PNG: lessons learnt and future directions
5 April 2022
Hon. Allan Bird, Governor of East Sepik Province, PNG
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Uneven development and its effects: livelihoods and urban and rural spaces in Papua New Guinea
25 March 2022
Dr John Cox, Honorary Lecturer, School of Culture, History and Language, ANU; Dr Grant Walton, Fellow, Development Policy Centre, ANU; Joshua Goa, Tutor, Division of Social Work, School of Humanities, UPNG; Dunstan Lawihin, Lecturer, Division of Social Work, School of Humanities, UPNG
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Have living standards improved in PNG over the last two decades?
25 February 2022
Dr Manoj Pandey, Lecturer, Development Policy Centre, ANU; Professor Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU
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2021

Whose right? Forceful evictions of informal settlements from state land in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
26 November 2021
Dr Michelle Nayahamui Rooney, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre, ANU
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Decentralisation in PNG: a political analysis
29 October 2021
Professor Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU; Dr Lawrence Sause, Deputy Executive Dean (Resources and Planning), School of Business and Public Policy, UPNG; Dr Lhawang Ugyel, Lecturer, School of Business, University of New South Wales
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State fragility in PNG
1 October 2021
Dr Nematullah Bizhan, Lecturer in Public Policy, Development Policy Centre, ANU; Emanual Gorea, Head of Public Policy Management Division, School of Business and Public Policy, UPNG
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Communication, information and the media in PNG
27 August 2021
Dr Amanda H A Watson, Research Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU
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PNG’s economic trajectory: The long view
30 July 2021
Professor Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU; Rohan Fox, Research Officer, Development Policy Centre, ANU; Maholopa Laveil, Lecturer, Economics Division, UPNG; Luke McKenzie, Analyst, Department of the Treasury; Dr Albert Prabhakar Gudapati, Head of Economics Division, UPNG; Dek Joe Sum, Associate Lecturer and Project Coordinator, Development Policy Centre, ANU
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The path to kina convertibility: study of the foreign exchange market of Papua New Guinea
25 June 2021
Martin Davies, Associate Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University; Visiting Fellow, Development Policy Centre, ANU; Visiting Associate Professor, UPNG
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Elections and Politics in Papua New Guinea
28 May 2021
Dr Terence Wood, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre, ANU; Michael Kabuni, Lecturer, Political Science Division, UPNG; Maholopa Laveil, Lecturer, Economics Division, UPNG; Geejay P. Milli, Lecturer, Political Science Division, UPNG
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