Archive for August, 2015

  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir     Rupiah slumped to lowest after 1998 economic crisis, sparking fears on possible economic crisis. On Monday (17/08), the rupiah passed the significant 14,000 mark against the US dollar. It was the lowest depreciation of the rupiah since the 1998 crisis hit. The Jakarta Composite […]

    News Summary 15 – 28 August 2015

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir     Rupiah slumped to lowest after 1998 economic crisis, sparking fears on possible economic crisis. On Monday (17/08), the rupiah passed the significant 14,000 mark against the US dollar. It was the lowest depreciation of the rupiah since the 1998 crisis hit. The Jakarta Composite […]

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  • By Arianto A. Patunru, Blane Lewis, and Robert Sparrow Welcome to the 50th-anniversary issue of BIES. We reflect here on the journal’s analysis of Indonesia’s economic development, offering commemorative articles on three prominent themes—foreign direct investment (FDI), trade policy, and infrastructure policy—and their coverage in BIES since 1965. These articles […]

    50th-anniversary issue of BIES now available

    By Arianto A. Patunru, Blane Lewis, and Robert Sparrow Welcome to the 50th-anniversary issue of BIES. We reflect here on the journal’s analysis of Indonesia’s economic development, offering commemorative articles on three prominent themes—foreign direct investment (FDI), trade policy, and infrastructure policy—and their coverage in BIES since 1965. These articles […]

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  • An indication of poor economic performance in municipalities/districts with abundant natural resources has set Berly Martawardaya, Triyono Basuki and M. Fadli H to investigate the occurrence of natural resource curse phenomenon at the local level in Indonesia. At the second FKP hosted by Article 33 on 30 July 2015, the […]

    FKP 30 July 2015: Is There a Natural Resource Curse in the Municipalities and Cities of Indonesia?

    An indication of poor economic performance in municipalities/districts with abundant natural resources has set Berly Martawardaya, Triyono Basuki and M. Fadli H to investigate the occurrence of natural resource curse phenomenon at the local level in Indonesia. At the second FKP hosted by Article 33 on 30 July 2015, the […]

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  •   By Arianto Patunru In 1990, 30 per cent of Indonesian population had no access to improved drinking water source. Almost 65 per cent lacked access to improved sanitation—and almost 40 per cent defecate in the open. One of the Millennium Development Goals’ objectives is to halve these numbers of disadvantaged by 2015. We explore the […]

    Access to safe drinking water and sanitation in Indonesia

      By Arianto Patunru In 1990, 30 per cent of Indonesian population had no access to improved drinking water source. Almost 65 per cent lacked access to improved sanitation—and almost 40 per cent defecate in the open. One of the Millennium Development Goals’ objectives is to halve these numbers of disadvantaged by 2015. We explore the […]

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  •   Arianto Patunru, Budy Resosudarmo and Robert Sparrow from the ANU Indonesia Project attended the 5th IRSA Institute in Bali on 2-4 August 2015. Robert provided a one day training session on the Impact Evaluation Method and presented his paper on health insurance in Indonesia at this conference. Arianto presented […]

    ANU Indonesia Project at the 2015 Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) Institute in Bali

      Arianto Patunru, Budy Resosudarmo and Robert Sparrow from the ANU Indonesia Project attended the 5th IRSA Institute in Bali on 2-4 August 2015. Robert provided a one day training session on the Impact Evaluation Method and presented his paper on health insurance in Indonesia at this conference. Arianto presented […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir   Statistic update: lower growth recorded, economic growth signals turning point. Bad news and good news are still with the economy after the release of latest data on output growth. The bad news, in the second quarter, year-on-year economic growth remains low at 4.67 percent, […]

    News Summary 1 – 14 August 2015

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir   Statistic update: lower growth recorded, economic growth signals turning point. Bad news and good news are still with the economy after the release of latest data on output growth. The bad news, in the second quarter, year-on-year economic growth remains low at 4.67 percent, […]

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  • In a recent publication published for the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Arianto Patunru (ANU Indonesia Project) and Sjamsu Rahardja (The World Bank) highlight the protectionist shift in Indonesia, and argue that this will harm Indonesia’s economic prospects. The key findings from their analysis: Despite increasing economic challenges, Indonesia is […]

    Trade protectionism in Indonesia: bad times and bad policy

    In a recent publication published for the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Arianto Patunru (ANU Indonesia Project) and Sjamsu Rahardja (The World Bank) highlight the protectionist shift in Indonesia, and argue that this will harm Indonesia’s economic prospects. The key findings from their analysis: Despite increasing economic challenges, Indonesia is […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir   State-owned Pertamina launches Pertalite. In an attempt to better manage the downstream fuel market, the oil and gas state-owned enterprise Pertamina launches a new petrol fuel of 90 octane number dubbed Pertalite. The Pertalite was sold first to the market – initially to Jakarta, […]

    News Summary 18 – 31 July 2015

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir   State-owned Pertamina launches Pertalite. In an attempt to better manage the downstream fuel market, the oil and gas state-owned enterprise Pertamina launches a new petrol fuel of 90 octane number dubbed Pertalite. The Pertalite was sold first to the market – initially to Jakarta, […]

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  • Reported by Bayu Tegar Perkasa Eve Waburton (ANU) was the speaker at the first FKP hosted by held by Article 33 on 8 July 2015. The topic of Eve’s presentation was the recent law on local government (UU No 23 Year 2014 Tentang Pemerintahan Daerah) which revoked the local government’s […]

    FKP 8 August 2015: A Political Economy of Re-centralization in Indonesia’s Resource Sector

    Reported by Bayu Tegar Perkasa Eve Waburton (ANU) was the speaker at the first FKP hosted by held by Article 33 on 8 July 2015. The topic of Eve’s presentation was the recent law on local government (UU No 23 Year 2014 Tentang Pemerintahan Daerah) which revoked the local government’s […]

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