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[FKP at LPEM FEB UI] Economic Openness and Exchange Rate Stability

June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti The last FKP seminar session hosted by Universitas Syiah Kuala was held on 29 March 2017 in Jakarta. The speaker, Nazamuddin who is also the Vice Rector of Universitas Syiah Kuala, presented his study in collaboration with Juanda entitled “The Economic Openness and Exchange Rate Stability: Autoregressive Distributed Lag Approach”. Since Asian Financial Crisis in 1998, Indonesia has become considerably more economically open as depicted in the ratio of trade to GDP, usually referred as the degree of trade openness. The increase in openness is also induced by Indonesia’s membership in several bilateral and multilateral cooperation such as ASEAN Free Trade Area [...]

[FKP at LIPI] The 2nd Thee Kian Wie Lecture Series

June 27th, 2017|2 Comments

Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti The 2nd Thee Kian Wie Lecture Series on 26 April 2017 was the last FKP session at LIPI this year. The speakers were Mardiasmo (Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance), Prof. Sri Moertiningsih Adioetomo (Professor Emeritus, Universitas Indonesia), Prof. Chris Manning (Adjunct Associate Professor, ANU Indonesia Project), and Latif Adam (Researcher, LIPI). Together they discussed about developing Indonesia’s human capital through proper budgeting. Deputy Minister Mardiasmo, in his remarks, noted that in addition to infrastructure, development of human resources is needed to lower inequality through improvement in the quality of life. LIPI as a research education is instrumental in improving human resources capacity, [...]

[FKP at LIPI] The Effect of Intergovernmental Transfer on Infrastructure Spending in Indonesia

June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti Adiwan Aritenang (Research Center for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Bandung Institute of Technology) presented his study on “The Effect of Intergovernmental Transfers on Infrastructure Spending in Indonesia” on 18 April 2017 at LIPI. Additionally, Panky Febiyansah (The Economic Research Center, LIPI) presented a study conducted by his team regarding similar topic i.e. “Logistics Infrastructure and Connectivity in Indonesia: Enhancing Trade Competitiveness”. This descriptive study is part of an undergoing research series related to infrastructure and connectivity in Indonesia. Panky and his team embarked from the widely recognized phenomenon in Indonesia: development has been heavily concentrated in Java and Sumatra for decades. Many [...]

[FKP at LIPI] Analysis of Tax Aggressiveness Behavior in Indonesia

June 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti On 12 April 2017, LIPI hosted the second FKP seminar in which Yani Mulyaningsih (The Economic Research Center, LIPI) presented her study on the impact of syar’i microfinancing (Lembaga Keuangan Mikro Syaria, LKMS) on poverty reduction among agricultural households in Bogor, West Java, and Subagio Effendi (Directorate of Tax, Ministry of Finance – Indonesia) presented his policy paper regarding tax aggressiveness behavior in Indonesia. Yani Mulyaningsih started the first session by revealing the fact that a small portion of adult population in rural area possesses an account in a formal financial institution; furthermore, the credit portfolio of the agricultural sector accounts for  [...]

[FKP at LIPI] When Regional Policies Fail: An Evaluation of Indonesia’s Integrated Economic Development Zones

June 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) hosted the FKP seminar series during the month of April 2017. Alexander Rothenberg (RAND Corporation) presented his team study entitled “When Regional Policies Fail: An Evaluation of Indonesia’s Integrated Economic Development Zones” where he evaluates the short and long-run impacts of Indonesia’s Integrated Economic Zones (Kawasan Pengembangan Ekonomi Terpadu, KAPET). In theory, place-based policies such as economic zone seem to be promising for country with large spatial inequalities to stimulate growth in lagging regions for several reasons. The widely used mechanism is offering tax incentive or subsidy for firms located in certain areas. Incentive and subsidy [...]

FKP Roadshow 2017 in Makassar, Banda Aceh and Padang (20-22 March 2017)

June 24th, 2017|0 Comments

At Universitas Andalas, Padang, with Harif Amali Rivai, Dean of the Faculty of Economics The 2017 Forum Kajian Pembangunan (FKP) Roadshow was conducted at Universitas Hasanuddin in Makassar (20 March), Universitas Syiah Kuala in Banda Aceh (21 March) and Universitas Andalas in Padang (22 March). The topic of this year's Roadshow was rural development, with speakers Budy Resosudarmo (ANU Indonesia Project), Heni Kurniasih (SMERU Research Institute) and Hefrizal Handra (Universitas Andalas and Program KOMPAK) presenting at all three cities. Other researchers joined the presentation in Makassar (Sabir) and Banda Aceh (Nazamuddin and Juanda). Altogether, almost 300 people attended the Roadshow (more than 200 in Banda Aceh, about [...]

[FKP at LPEM FEB UI] The Struggle over Adat Forest Rights in Upland Banten, Indonesia

March 23rd, 2017|1 Comment

Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti FKP in March 2017 was hosted by Universitas Syiah Kuala and Universitas Andalas. One event was held in each Banda Aceh and Padang (during the FKP Roadshow) and two events in Jakarta at LPEM FEB UI. On Tuesday, 14 March 2017, the FKP presentation was by Dean Affandi from Social and Political Science Graduate Research Program, Universitas Indonesia,  on “The Struggle over Adat Forest Right in Upland Banten”. The study, which he conducted as part of his doctoral program at Monash University, focused on the strategies of Kasepuhan people in Banten to gain rights and access to their customary land in the [...]

[FKP hosted by Bank Indonesia] Analysis of the Effects of Supply-Demand of Foreign Currency on Rupiah Exchange Rate

March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti On 28 February 2017, the Department for Central Bank Research (Departemen Riset Kebanksentralan or DRK) of Bank Indonesia hosted the presentation of a a study on the effects of demand and supply of foreign currency on the Rupiah exchange rate. The study was presented by Bayront Rumondor from Department of Economic and Monetary Policy, Bank Indonesia. The study intends to analyze a country’s economic performance using cash-based balance of payments (BOP). The study itself describes all components of cash-based BOP that drives the supply and demand of potential foreign currency and the criteria of supply and demand that affects Rupiah exchange rate, taking to note [...]

[FKP hosted by Bank Indonesia] The role of Indonesian Small and Medium Automotive Firms in the Global Value Chain

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti Bank Indonesia is FKP host for the month of February 2017. The first presentation was  on 14 February 2017 where Shinta R.I. Soekro (Center For Central Bank Research and Education, Bank of Indonesia) presented her team’s research on the linkage between Indonesian small and medium automotive industry in the global value chain (Keterkaitan industri kecil menengah dalam global value chain: studi kasus industri otomotif di Indonesia). The topic was important, considering that capital goods and intermediate goods trade tends to surge over time globally. It also includes Indonesia, in which capital goods and intermediate goods comprise 54% of trade volume on average. [...]

[FKP hosted by ANU Indonesia Project] Towards a Successful Forest and Landscape Restoration in Indonesia: The Application of Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

  Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti On Monday 23rd January 2017, ANU Indonesia Project hosted an FKP seminar in which Satrio A. Wicaksono (World Resources Institute Indonesia or WRI Indonesia) gave a presentation on “Towards a Successful Forest and Landscape Restoration in Indonesia: The Application of Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology”. Landscape restoration has an escalating importance to the world since pressures toward landscape have been intensifying globally along with the growing population worldwide that bring along heightening consumption and the decreasing landscape utilization rate with increasing rate of degradation and deforestation. Not only can forest and landscape restoration help degraded forest and agriculture have their functions and [...]

[FKP hosted by ANU Indonesia Project] Effects of Indonesia’s fuel and electricity subsidy reforms

February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Paul Burke with his former ANU students Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti Paul Burke (Australian National University) presented his study (a collaboration with Muhammad Halley Yudhistira of LPEM FEB UI and other researchesr) on fuel and electricity subsidy reforms in Indonesia on 17 January 2017. At the beginning of his presentation, Paul stated that the topic, particularly electricity subsidy reduction, was intriguing since it was still ongoing in Indonesia and might be the biggest recent economic reform given the size of the subsidies being reduced. Paul started the presentation with data on fuel and electricity subsidies over recent years from the Ministry of Finance. It was visible [...]

[FKP hosted by ANU Indonesia Project] Buoyed by the boom? Regional effects of commodity price increases in Indonesia

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti Allison Derrick, a PhD student at University of Wisconsin-Madison, presented her study titled “Buoyed by the boom? Regional effects of commodity price increases in Indonesia” which focuses on the effect of commodity price boom in Indonesia on 11 January 2017. Before going in to the presentation, she mentioned that any suggestions were welcomed since her study was still at a preliminary stage. The study will focus on palm oil since it is considered as labor-intensive industry, thus having the potential to influence labor market, particularly rural labor market where poor people mostly concentrated. The term ‘boom’ itself refers to palm oil production [...]

[FKP hosted by ANU Indonesia Project] Trade, poverty and Income Distribution: the Indonesian Experience

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Reported by Adinda Rizky Herdianti The ANU Indonesia Project hosted the FKP in January 2017. The first FKP seminar of the year was held on 5 January 2017 at LPEM FEB UI, Jakarta with the topic Trade, poverty and income distribution: the Indonesian experience. The seminar delivered expanded topics of trade, poverty, and income inequality through different perspectives. More than seventy people attended the event. In his introduction to the seminar, Richard Barichello (University of British Columbia) stated that the issue of trade and its relation to poverty and income inequality was important to Indonesia, a country which has been enjoying declining poverty rate and relatively 'good' [...]

[FKP at LIPI] Social-Economic Assessment of Energy Conversion for Small-scale Fishermen

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

On 8 September 2016, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) hosted an FKP Seminar in which two studies related to energy were presented. The second presentation was by Chitra Indah Yuliana (LIPI) on the results of a socio-economic impact assessment of small-scale fishing boats oil fuel to LPG conversion in Indonesia. This is an important issue fuel accounts for 37.5% (inboard) and 50% (outboard) of the total cost of fishing (outside of wages. Furthermore, a study by the Indonesia Fishing Technology Development Center (BBPI) in 2016 indicated that 70% of the total cost in small-scale fishing is for fuel. The study presented aims to analyze oil fuel [...]

[FKP at LIPI] Stranded Assets, Carbon Risks and Coal Mines in Indonesia

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

On 8 September 2016, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) hosted an FKP Seminar in which two studies related to energy were presented. The first presentation was by Sonny Mumbunan (Research Center for Climate Change Universitas Indonesia, RCCC UI), on “Stranded Assets, Carbon Risks and Coal Mines in Indonesia.” As a background to the study, it is worth to note that the Paris Agreement for parties (including Indonesia) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is committed to pursuing efforts to limit the Earth’s temperature increase to 1.5 °C. This results in a condition where coal becomes a carbon constraint, causing the price of [...]

[FKP at BAPPENAS] Family Matters – Demographic Change and Social Spending in Indonesia

October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

On 26 August 2016 Riatu Qibthiyyah (LPEM-UI) and Ariane Utomo (ANU and ARI-NUS) presented The Survey of Recent Developments which was published in the August 2016 edition of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES). In addition to looking back at the state of the economy in Indonesia, the Survey also focused on demographic change and its implications on social spending. The Survey focuses initially on Jokowi’s continued efforts towards a range of targeted family-based social protection programs and universal health insurance. Previously, family and extended kinship networks have been the primary source of these forms of social protections for most Indonesians. Changing patterns in family structures [...]

[FKP at BAPPENAS] The Socio-economic and Environmental Impacts of Trade Tariff Reform in Indonesia

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

On 19 August 2016, BAPPENAS hosted the FKP Seminar in which Yessi Vadila (The Australian National University) presented her research on the socio-economic and environmental impacts of trade tariff reform in Indonesia. The research is divided into three main sections. The first section studies the impact of tariff reform on Indonesia’s inequality and poverty rate. The study employs nominal tariff, initial regional labor market structure data, and national input output table of 26 provinces from UNCTAD-TRAINS, IPUMS, and Statistics Indonesia. These data were later processed using panel regression technique. The second section studies the impact of tariff reform on child mortality rates. Using data on child mortality [...]

[FKP at BAPPENAS] Towards Pro-poor Village Fund and Spending

October 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional (BAPPENAS) hosted the FKP again in the month of August 2016. The first event on 16 August 2016 was a presentation by Daan Pattinasarany (The World Bank) and Rofikoh Rokhim (Article 33) on village fund allocation and poverty alleviation. The study has several objectives, one of which is to find the correct formulation of village fund allocation by conducting simulations of six different pre-existing and other proposed formulas. Data of 74,430 villages were employed to carry out the simulation. In addition, another simulation was conducted using data of 23,170 villages dispersed in 30 provinces to assess the village fund’s appropriate proportion of Basic [...]

FKP at KEMLU on the Impact of Brexit on Indonesia – UK relationship

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

The last FKP Seminar in July 2016 was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (KEMLU) in Jakarta. This time, the FKP seminar tries to examine the probably impacts of the British vote of exit from the European Union (“Brexit”) on Indonesia, especially on economic matters. There were three speakers: Kasan Muhri (Indonesia Ministry of Trade), Fithra Faisal Hastiadi (FEB Universitas Indonesia) and Sudrajat Usman (Asosiasi Pertekstilan Indonesia). According to Kasan, there are two main reasons behind the Brexit. First, people want to stop the flow of non-European Union migrants who attempted to reach UK. Second, it is a call for sovereignty against common policies by the [...]

FKP hosted by Badan Kebijakan Fiskal

October 4th, 2016|0 Comments

The Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance (BKF) hosted two FKP presentations on 21 July 2016 in Jakarta. The first presentation, by Hidayat Amir and Anda Nugroho (both of BKF), was based on research which tries to examine the effect increase in Indonesia’s import tariff on consumer and non-consumer goods to economic indicators. The data used on the research are from 9,652 commodities imported by Indonesia and aggregated into 95 commodity groups. The model used in this research was based on the 2008 Input-Output (IO) table classification. The result of the research suggests that the impact of import tariff on non-consumer goods to macroeconomic indicators such as [...]

FKP Electoral Competitiveness and Connectivity, Evidence from Indonesia’s Presidential Election

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The FKP Seminar on 22 June 2016 was hosted by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta. Arya Gaduh (University of Arkansas) and T. Yudo Wicaksono (SurveyMeter) presented their paper which tries to examine the impact of information and communications technology (ICT) on electoral competitiveness. The data used on the research was based on several criteria: village-level voting data, connectivity measures, and demographic and village characteristics controls. The result of the research suggests that mobile phone adoption and reception of TV broadcasts are positively associated with voter turnout. This result is supported by the fact that television is the dominant form of mass media [...]

FKP Evidence on technology-induced productivity

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

On the last FKP Seminar on 29 June 2019 hosted by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta, Teguh Yudo Wicaksono (SurveyMeter) presented his research which tries to examine the impact of information and communications technology (ICT) on earnings. The estimation model of this research is based on Modified Mincer Model. The data used on this research is from The Indonesia Family Life Survey (IFLS) wave 4 (2007) & 5 (2014). IFLS is a longitudinal data where the baseline sample is representative of 83 % of the Indonesian population. The sample criteria are an individuals aged 18-55 years old and currently working. However, unpaid [...]

FKP : Asia and Indonesia Macroeconomic Growth Outlook 2016

July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

The second quarter of 2016 has just began, and experts and academicians alike have made forecasts on the potential growth in macroeconomic sector. These forecasts are important recommendation for future decision making and evaluation. On 6 April 2016, Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI), held a forum to discuss about the forecasts of LPEM and Asian Development Bank (ADB). Presenting at the event in Salemba, FEB UI, was Priasto Aji (ADB) and Febrio Kacaribu ( LPEM FEB UI). Priasto Aji began his presentation by showing the slowing down of growth in developing Asia from 5.9% last [...]

Next video live stream 21 July 2017 at 09.00

1) A sectoral growth-income inequality nexus in Indonesia
Budy Resosudarmo (ANU Indonesia Project)
2) The Sources of Income Inequality in Indonesia: A Regression-Based Inequality Decomposition
Eko Wicaksono (Pusat Kebijakan Anggaran Pendapatan dan Belanja Negara, BKF)

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