A theory of hospital waiting time reporting
Dr Yijuan Chen (ANU), Dr Juergen Meinecke (ANU), and Dr Peter Sivey (La Trobe) were awarded the prize for the Best Early Career Conference Paper at the at the 35th annual conference of the Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) held in Canberra on the 26th & 27th of September 2013.
Their paper, A theory of hospital waiting time reporting (PDF, 1.2MB), studies two effects of a report-card policy that releases information on hospital waiting times to the public and show that the policy reduces the waiting time in both high-quality & low-quality hospitals.
For more information on the conference, visit the AHES webpage.
Three Minute Thesis Competition
RSE PhD student Wenjie Wei won second place in the CBE Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). She received an iPod Nano with matching armband for her efforts.
Her 3MT talk title was "Welfare and environmental effects of subsidies and trade barriers in North-South trade in renewable energy equipment".
The paper is motivated by the recent trade dispute between developed countries and China on Chinese renewable energy equipment exports (e.g., solar panels) as well as the increased public concern for environmental issues such as climate change. By combining theories of international trade and environmental economics, the paper aims to examine how government subsidies and trade barriers would affect the economic welfare and the environmental quality in both developed and developing countries.
To find out more about the 3MT finals scheduled on 18 September 2013, visit the ANU events billboard
Professor Tim Hatton, a senior RSE academic and director of the Centre for Economic History was recently awarded the Clio Can at the Cliometrics Meeting in Hawaii in June 2013. This is a great honour and is the first time the award has gone to a non-American.
The Cliometric Society is an academic organization of individuals interested in the use of
economic theory and statistical techniques to study economic history.
Find out more by visiting the Cliometric Society website
Book launch: The Great Southern Lands
Senator the Hon Bob Carr launched the "Great Southern Lands: building ties between Australia and Brazil" during the Latin America DownUnder conference. The book, published by the Lowy Institute, is co-authored by RSE Associate Lecturer Patrick Carvalho.
The Great Southern Lands presents a series of perspectives on the modern Brazilian economy, its economic history, its ties with Australia, and its place in the world economy.
The book is fully available at the Lowy Institute website.