Welcome to the blog of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES), a peer-reviewed journal published by the Indonesia Project at The Australian National University, in Canberra. BIES fills a significant void by providing a well-respected outlet for high-quality research on any and all matters pertaining to the Indonesian economy. It also touches on closely related fields such as law, the environment, government and politics, demography, education, and health. In doing so, it plays an important role in helping the world, and Indonesians themselves, to understand Indonesia.
In addition to the usual articles reporting economic analysis and research, each issue leads with an instalment of the comprehensive Survey of Recent Developments series, which since 1965 has recorded and analysed current trends, policy changes, and important economic events in Indonesia. The survey series aims to be reasonably accessible even to non-economists, and helps to account for the journal’s diverse readership within academia, government, and business and among the broader public. The journal also publishes book reviews—and, on this site, PhD abstracts—on the Indonesian economy and related topics.
BIES received an impact factor of 0.697 in the 2015 release of Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports, placing it among the world’s top 20 area studies journals. It is also among the top 15 Asian studies journals, according to Google Scholar Metrics, and in the second quartile of development journals in SCImago’s Journal Rankings.
To read, submit, or subscribe to BIES, visit Taylor & Francis Online.
Blane Lewis, The Australian National University
Arianto Patunru, The Australian National University
Robert Sparrow, Wageningen University