Archive for July, 2008

  • CMU-AusAID Scholarships are offered for a one-year, full-time Masters by coursework degree to study at Carnegie Mellon University Australia. The two courses available to CMU-AusAID students are: • Master of Science in Public Policy and Management • Master of Science in Information Technology (Management Track) Details

    Masters scholarships for Indonesians to study in Australia

    CMU-AusAID Scholarships are offered for a one-year, full-time Masters by coursework degree to study at Carnegie Mellon University Australia. The two courses available to CMU-AusAID students are: • Master of Science in Public Policy and Management • Master of Science in Information Technology (Management Track) Details

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  •  Stephen Grenville has an article on the latest OECD report on the Indonesian economy in the Australian Financial Review today (Monday 28 July, p. 23). In his piece, Stephen notes that there has been a welcome lift in the economic growth rate in Indonesia.   Annual growth is now slightly over […]

    Indonesia to grow at 8%?

     Stephen Grenville has an article on the latest OECD report on the Indonesian economy in the Australian Financial Review today (Monday 28 July, p. 23). In his piece, Stephen notes that there has been a welcome lift in the economic growth rate in Indonesia.   Annual growth is now slightly over […]

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  • Energy subsidies in Indonesia are threatening to get out of hand.  What is very worrying is that Finance Minister Sri Mulyani recently warned that total energy subsidies (which include both fuel and electricity subsidies) might reach Rp 300 trillion (around $US 32.5 billion) next year.  This would amount to a […]

    Energy subsidies of Rp 300 trillion?

    Energy subsidies in Indonesia are threatening to get out of hand.  What is very worrying is that Finance Minister Sri Mulyani recently warned that total energy subsidies (which include both fuel and electricity subsidies) might reach Rp 300 trillion (around $US 32.5 billion) next year.  This would amount to a […]

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  • Our esteemed colleague Dr George Quinn was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the ANU’s graduation ceremony on 17th July. The Indonesia Project warmly congratulates George for this award, his fine work as teacher of Indonesian and Javanese languages, and his dedication to his students over many […]

    New Honour for ANU Indonesianist George Quinn

    Our esteemed colleague Dr George Quinn was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the ANU’s graduation ceremony on 17th July. The Indonesia Project warmly congratulates George for this award, his fine work as teacher of Indonesian and Javanese languages, and his dedication to his students over many […]

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  • The Indonesia Project offers its warm congratulations to Dr Riyana (Mira) Miranti, who has just been awarded her PhD from the ANU. The title of her dissertation was ‘The Determinants of Regional Poverty in Indonesia 1984-2002′. Mira’s principal supervisor was Dr Chris Manning, Head of the Indonesia Project. Mira is […]

    ANU Graduation Day, 17 July 2008

    The Indonesia Project offers its warm congratulations to Dr Riyana (Mira) Miranti, who has just been awarded her PhD from the ANU. The title of her dissertation was ‘The Determinants of Regional Poverty in Indonesia 1984-2002′. Mira’s principal supervisor was Dr Chris Manning, Head of the Indonesia Project. Mira is […]

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  • Bank Indonesia has announced that it is considering the use of a change in the required reserve ratio as a possible method of bringing inflation under control. This ratio specifies the amount of deposits commercial banks must hold at the central bank as a proportion of their own customers’ deposits. […]

    Instruments of Monetary Policy

    Bank Indonesia has announced that it is considering the use of a change in the required reserve ratio as a possible method of bringing inflation under control. This ratio specifies the amount of deposits commercial banks must hold at the central bank as a proportion of their own customers’ deposits. […]

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  • (This Essay contributed by Dr Peter McCawley.) How did it come to this? Blackouts are spreading across Java, and are increasingly common in the Outer Islands as well. But policy-makers in Indonesia have known for at least five years that a power shortage was looming. Why was so little done? […]

    Peter McCawley: Throwing Light on the Electricity Crisis

    (This Essay contributed by Dr Peter McCawley.) How did it come to this? Blackouts are spreading across Java, and are increasingly common in the Outer Islands as well. But policy-makers in Indonesia have known for at least five years that a power shortage was looming. Why was so little done? […]

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  • The 26th annual Indonesia Update conference will be held at The Australian National University on Friday and Saturday, 19–20 September 2008. The theme is Indonesia Beyond The Water’s Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State. For more information on the program, registration, catering, parking and accommodation, please visit our website . Please […]

    Indonesia Beyond The Water’s Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State

    The 26th annual Indonesia Update conference will be held at The Australian National University on Friday and Saturday, 19–20 September 2008. The theme is Indonesia Beyond The Water’s Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State. For more information on the program, registration, catering, parking and accommodation, please visit our website . Please […]

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  • Neil McCulloch has spent the last five years in Indonesia, working first with the World Bank and then The Asia Foundation. He is an economist specialising in the analysis of poverty in developing countries and the linkages between poverty and both global and local economic reform. He was one of […]

    Visit of Dr Neil McCulloch to ANU

    Neil McCulloch has spent the last five years in Indonesia, working first with the World Bank and then The Asia Foundation. He is an economist specialising in the analysis of poverty in developing countries and the linkages between poverty and both global and local economic reform. He was one of […]

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  • The period covered by the ‘Survey of recent developments’ includes the 10th anniversary of Soeharto’s resignation. Ross McLeod reports a somewhat surprising mood of disappointment with the slow progress of reformasi, and of pessimism about the future. This sits oddly with the entrenchment of a reasonably high rate of economic […]

    What’s New in the Latest Issue of BIES?

    The period covered by the ‘Survey of recent developments’ includes the 10th anniversary of Soeharto’s resignation. Ross McLeod reports a somewhat surprising mood of disappointment with the slow progress of reformasi, and of pessimism about the future. This sits oddly with the entrenchment of a reasonably high rate of economic […]

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