Staff appointment, PhD student supervisions, teachings and publications in Semester 2 2018

Launching of the 2018 Indonesia Update book, Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty, was covered in all major news outlets in Indonesia.

Launching of the 2018 Indonesia Update book, Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty, was covered in all major news outlets in Indonesia. In the picture is Blane Lewis, Mari Pangestu, Mardiasmo, Indonesian Deputy Minister of Finance, and Arianto Patunru.

Staff appointments and news

Firman Witoelar joins ANU Indonesia Project in November. Firman was previously the Director of Research at SurveyMETER in Indonesia. In October, we also welcome Olivia Cable as acting Project Manager as Kate McLinton is taking maternity leave.

Deasy Pane and Adrianus Hendrawan are the 2018 recipients of the Hadi Soesastro Prizes. Deasy and Adrianus are PhD students under the supervision of Arianto Patunru and Blane Lewis and both are actively involved at the Project.

Congratulations to Yessi Vadila and Rus’an Nasrudin, both PhD students under Budy Resosudarmo’s supervision, for submitting their dissertations.

Blane Lewis has been engaged by the World Bank in Washington DC to assist in the design and execution of a major study of intergovernmental performance-based grants in the education sector across various countries of the world.

In October, we helped the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific organised a fundraising for the Red Cross Indonesia Earthquakes and Tsunami Appeal. The event raised $1178.25 to help those affected by the natural disasters.

 


PhD student supervisions

Congratulations to Yessi Vadila and Rus’an Nasrudin, both under Budy Resosudarmo’s supervision, for finishing their PhD. Yessi wrote a thesis on trade and poverty alleviation in Indonesia. Rus’an wrote a thesis titled Three essays on livelihood and development in Indonesia. Rus’an was supervised by Budy Resosudarmo (main supervisor), Blane Lewis and Xin Meng.

Hieu Nguyen’s PhD thesis has completed external review. Her degree will be conferred in December this year. Adrianus Hendrawan has completed the second chapter of his PhD thesis and is working on the third. Ruth Nikijuluw has completed the first chapter of her PhD thesis and is working on the second. All three students are supervised by Blane Lewis.

 

Teachings

Blane Lewis

  •  IDEC 8063 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation. This course is an introduction to rigorous and policy-relevant impact evaluation techniques for postgraduate students in economics and public policy.

 


Publications

Hill H, S D Negara, editors, 2018. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies Vol. 35/2 (August). Special Issue on “The Indonesia Economy in Transition: Policy Challenges in the Jokowi Era and Beyond” [Whole Publication, ISBN: 2339-5206.

Hill H, S D Negara, ” Introduction: The Indonesian Economy in Transition — Policy Challenges in the Jokowi Era and Beyond”, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies vol 35/2.

Hill H, S D Negara, editors, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies Vol. 35/3 (Dec 2018). Special Issue on “The Indonesia Economy in Transition: Policy Challenges in the Jokowi Era and Beyond” (Part II) [Whole Publication, ISBN: 2339-5206].

Hill H, S D Negara, 2018. “Introduction: The Indonesian Economy in Transition — Policy Challenges in the Jokowi Era and Beyond (Part II)“, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies vol 35/3, pp.121-124.

Blane Lewis and Adrianus Hendrawan. “The impact of majority coalitions on local government spending, service delivery, and corruption in Indonesia”, European Journal of Political Economy, in press.

Hieu Nguyen. “Do more educated neighbourhoods experience less property crime? Evidence from Indonesia”, International Journal of Educational Development, in press. Hieu works as research assistant for Indonesia Project.

Patunru, A A. 2018. “Rising economic nationalism in Indonesia”. Journal of Southeast Asia Economies, vol 35/3, pp. 335-54.

Yubiwini & Patunru, A 2018, ‘Trade and tax evasion in Indonesia’, World Customs Journal, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 107-20.

Resosudarmo, B P and Abdurohman. 2018. Being stuck with a five percent growth rate a new normal for Indonesia?, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, pp.141-164.

Resosudarmo, B.P. and E. Kosadi. 2018. “Illegal Fishing War: An Environmental Policy during the Jokowi Era”. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 35:369-85.

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