50th Anniversary of BIES


In 2015 we celebrate the fact that BIES has been published continuously for over 50 years—a feather in the cap of the Project. With the publication of the April issue, Pierre van der Eng bid his farewell as editor of the journal. The new editors are Blane Lewis, Arianto Patunru, and Robert Sparrow.

Pierre takes over from Chris Manning as the editor of the journal’s ‘Indonesia in Comparative Perspective’ series, while Sarah Xue Dong joins the editorial team and takes over from Arianto Patunru as book review editor. Ben Wilson remains the managing editor.

The Project would like to thank Pierre and Chris for all their work in contributing to the journal’s success. We look forward to many more years of success under the new editors.

As part of this year’s celebrations, the August issue of BIES will feature three commemorative articles that reflect on the 50 years of analysis in BIES of key issues in Indonesia’s economic development: foreign direct investment, trade policy, and infrastructure policy.

It will also feature a ‘Survey of Recent Developments’ by Arie Damayanti and Yuri Sato, and a comparative article by Ross Garnaut on the effects of the recent global resources boom on Indonesia.

The issue will appear online and in print from late July.


Readers in Indonesia: An update on our free-access initiative

In 2014 and 2015, we are providing more than 50 faculties and institutions in Indonesia with free access to BIES via Taylor & Francis Online.

Is your institution on the list? Visit jurnalbies.com for more information.

This free-access initiative is supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is being implemented with the help of Taylor & Francis and the Center for Economics and Development Studies at Padjadjaran University (CEDS UnPad), in Bandung.

Readers in Indonesia can also subscribe to a hard copy of BIES at a reduced rate of Rp 250,000 a year, or Rp 85,000 an issue, through CSIS. For more information, email marketing@csis.or.id.