IRSA Book Series on Regional Development Call for Papers

The Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) is preparing its IRSA Book Series on Regional Development No. 19. The topic of this book will be on regional aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia. Hence, we seek papers reporting and/or analysing local dynamics related to the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in a region of Indonesia.

Potential topics to be covered include, but not limited to:

  • health and public health
  • politics and governance
  • economics and regional development
  • education, human capital and labour market
  • regional finance and fiscal policy
  • industry and trade
  • infrastructure and services
  • food and agriculture
  • technology, innovation and creative work
  • social capital, community and trust
  • environment, natural resources and sustainable development

English written papers of maximum 4,000 words should be submitted to budy.resosudarmo@anu.edu.au by 5.00pm WIB on 15 September 2020. Main authors of papers selected will be given registration fee waivers and slots to present their papers in the upcoming IRSA Conference (https://yogyakarta2021.irsa.or.id).

The book will be edited by Budy P. Resosudarmo, D.S Priyarsono, Arief A. Yusuf, Alin Halimatussadiah, and Devanto Pratomo. The book is expected to be published by mid 2021.

For more information about IRSA Book Series on Regional Development, please contact Budy P. Resosudarmo at budy.resosudarmo@anu.edu.au.

President IRSA
Arief A. Yusuf

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Quick On-line Survey Result among Economists on Policies to Manage the Covid-19 Crisis

A team of young economists consisting of:

  • Rizki Nauli Siregar (UC Davis)
  • Rus’an Nasrudin Ph.D (UI)
  • Gumilang Sahadewo Ph.D (UGM)
  • Rizal Shidiq Ph.D (Leiden University)
  • M. Halley Yudhistira Ph.D (UI)
  • Muhammad Hanri Ph.D (UI)
  • Jahen Fachrul Rezki Ph.D (UI)

has recently conducted a quick online survey among Indonesian economists asking their opinions re policies to manage the Covid-19 crisis.  The result is here.

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2019 IRSA-BKF Paper Award

IRSA would like to congratulate the following academics for winning the 2019 IRSA-BKF Paper Award

1. Ruth Nikijuluw (ANU) for her paper “Village Government Form and Local Service Access in Indonesia”

2. Luthfi Muhammad Iqbal (BAPPENAS) and Tania Benita (ICRAF) for their paper “Impact of Archipelago Special Fund on Disparities”

3. Sonny Harry B (UI), Ardi Adji (TNP2K) and Saiful Mahdi (UnSyiah) for their paper “Regional Inequality in Indonesia: Pre and Post Regional Autonomy Analysis”

4. Zulfa Rizqi Aisyah (UGM) and Evi Noor Afifah (UGM) for their paper “The Effect of Fiscal Decentralization on Public Health in Aceh”.

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Strengthening Regional and Local Economy

Release Date:July 2019
Editor(s):Tri Mulyaningsih, Bhimo Rizky Samudro, Vincent Hadiwiyono, Hefrizal Handra, Devanto Pratomo, Arief A. Yusuf and Budy P. Resosudarmo
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Publisher:UNS Press
Series:IRSA Book Series on Regional Development No. 17
Price:IDR 100,000 (USD 10)

It is argued in Indonesia that many local governments experience challenges in governing  their regions and in improving locals’ standard of living. Some studies suggest that more authorities to local government could not by itself boost economic performances of local and regional economies. Decentralisation has not significantly linked to better economic outcome measured by gross domestic product. The most common factors mentioned in literature that has undermined regional development under decentralisation in Indonesia are significant heterogeneity in endowments, factor immobility and endogenous deterioration of local institutions, including corruptive behaviour in the local government administration. These arguments serve as an introduction to the following ten chapters on strengthening regional and local economy in Indonesia.

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