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
ISBN:
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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2019 IRSA-Local Government Innovation Research Support Winner

IRSA would like to congratulate the following recipients of the 2019 IRSA-Local Government Innovation Research Support:
Saut Sagala (ITB), Hengki Eko Putra (RDI), Herryal Zoelkarnaen Anwar (RDI): “Addressing Disaster Risk Financing in lndonesia: The Role of lnsurance”

We received a very large number of applications and the selection processes have been highly competitive. We hence hope good quality of research outputs could come out from this research project. It is expected that the winner will present their project at the 15th IRSA Conference in Banda Aceh.

*The reviewers were Prof. Budy P. Resosudarmo (ANU), Prof. Arief Anshory Yusuf (UNPAD), Dr. Hefrizal Handra (UNAND), Dr. Djoni Hartono (UI), Dr. Devanto S. Pratomo (UNIBRAW), Dr. Alin Halimatussadiah (UI)

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