15th Australasian Development Economics Workshop

Event details


Date and time

  • 6 - 7 June 2019

Event type

  • Business

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registrations by invitation only
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The annual Australasian Development Economics Workshop (ADEW) sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), brings together development economists from Australia and internationally. The next workshop is the fifteenth in the series and will be hosted by the Department of Economics at the University of Western Australia, Perth.

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Keynote address and free public lecture

Social Protection in Indonesia

Professor Rema Hanna, Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School

Date: 4 - 5.30pm, 6 June 2019
Location: Ernst and Young Lecture Theatre, UWA Business School

Rema Hanna is the Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Director of the Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) research program at the Center for International Development, Harvard University. In addition, Hanna is a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and an affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Additionally, as a faculty member at HKS Rema teaches in the MPA/ID Program. 

Her research focuses on two main themes. First, she has concentrated on understanding how to improve the provision of public services in developing countries, particularly for the very poor. Her work in this area has ranged from testing models of corruption and bureaucratic absenteeism in the field to understanding how discrimination affects disadvantaged minority groups. Currently, she has been working on a series of field projects to understand what types of individuals are selected to receive social programs under different forms of targeting mechanisms. Second, Hanna aims to understand the implications of environmental policy on poor households in developing countries. Her recent work includes measuring the effects of improved air quality on labor market behavior, as well as assessing the long-run effects of a smokeless cookstove on health and fuel expenditures.

Prior to joining the Kennedy School, Hanna was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at New York University. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and a B.S. from Cornell University with Honors and Distinction.

Call for Papers

The Organizing Committee of the 15th ADEW invite submissions for the 2019 workshop. High quality academic papers on all aspects of development economics are welcome. We particularly encourage papers with policy insights relating to the Asia-Pacific region. All papers will be peer reviewed, and authors will be notified by mid-April.

All submissions should be sent by email in pdf format to [email protected] or [email protected] by 31 March 2019.

Further Information 

The Workshop will be held at the UWA Business School. There will be no registration fees, but for catering purposes, participants need to register for the workshop. Financial assistance may be available to support a limited number of PhD students who are nearing completion. A program and further information will be circulated shortly. 

For further information please contact the local conference organizing committee members, Christopher Parsons ([email protected]) or Anu Rammohan


Local accommodation options include:

Forrest Hall (from $120/night)
21 Hackett Dr, Crawley WA 6009

St Catherine’s on Park (from $149/night incl. breakfast)
2 Park Road, Crawley WA 6009

St Georges College (from $95/night)
Mounts Bay Road, Crawley WA 6009

Duxton Hotel (from $175/night)
1 St Georges Tce, Perth WA 6000
Mounts Bay Waters Apartment Hotel (from $159/night)
112 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA 600

Adina Apartment Hotel Perth (from $179/night)
33 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA 6000

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central (from $139/night)
24 Mount St, Perth WA 6000

If you are having any issues booking accommodation contact Kate Sandy, UWA Academic Services on +61 8 6488 1760 or [email protected].