EAEA Conference in Taipei and Sustainable and Development Conference at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Donny Pasaribu, Ruth Nikijuluw and Deasy Pane, ANU Indonesia Project PhD candidates, at the 16th International Convention of the East Asian. Photo courtesy Donny Pasaribu.

Donny Pasaribu, Ruth Nikijuluw and Deasy Pane, ANU Indonesia Project PhD candidates, at the 16th International Convention of the East Asian. Photo courtesy Donny Pasaribu.

 

Professor Hal Hill and three ANU Indonesia Project PhD candidates, Donny Pasaribu, Deasy Pane and Ruth Nikijuluw attended the 16th biannual convention of the East Asian Economic Association (EAEA) at the National Taiwan University, Taipei on 27-28 October. Donny and Deasy presented at the international trade panel session. Donny presented his paper on the impact of natural resources extraction on the manufacturing sector across countries, while Deasy presented her paper on the role of competition in the learning by exporting process. Ruth joined the public sector economic session and presented her research on the fiscal policy interdependence across local governments in Indonesia. In the conference, Professor Hal Hill, who is a member of the EAEA council,  was proudly introduced as the new president of the EAEA committee for the next three years.

Anna Falentina, another Indonesia Project PhD candidate working under Professor Budy Resosudarmo’s supervision, attended the Sustainability and Development Conference at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on 9-11 November. This international conference is a collaboration with the World Development journal and aims to bring together interdisciplinary constituency to discuss the best approaches and means in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Anna presented two papers: 1) The impact of electricity blackouts on the performance of small-sized manufacturing enterprises in Indonesia and 2) Digitalisation and the performance of micro and small enterprises: a case study in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.