"Connecting Research and Policy"
28 - 29 August 2019Auditorium of Fiscal Policy Agency Building,Ministry of Finance, Jakarta
“Researcher Day” is a collaboration of Fiscal Policy Agency, Padjajaran University, the Australia-Indonesia Institute, and the University of Sydney Australia that takes place on 28 – 29 August 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
It allows policymakers, economists, academics, and private sector to exchange ideas and knowledge on the fiscal policy issue and its impacts on the Indonesian development.
The theme is “Connecting Research and Policy” that meant to build a bridge between the researcher and policymaker towards evidence-based policymaking.
The event features several seminars, panel discussions, and research competition.
We invite experts and general audience to join the event, especially in the area of the Fiscal Policy Reform, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Input-Output Modeling for policy analysis.
For young researchers and graduate students, there is an opportunity to present their papers in The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
We provide 180 seconds to each participant to present their research ideas, thesis, or policy paper about the Indonesian State Budget (APBN).
The best three performance for 3MT will have the chance to win a total prize of IDR10 million.
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Minister of Finance of Indonesia
Born in Bandar Lampung on August 26, 1962, Sri Mulyani Indrawati earned her bachelor degree in Economics major from the Universitas Indonesia (1986). Then she continued her study in the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, United States and earned Master of Science of Policy Economics (1990). In 1992, she earned Ph.D of Economics.
This specialist of Monetary Economy and Banking as well as Labor Economics research was chosen to be the Executive Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) representing 12 countries in the South East Asia (SEA Group) at the beginning of October 2002. Starting from November 1, 2002, she represented 12 member countries of SEA Group at International Monetary Funds.
On December 5, 2005, she was appointed to serve as the Minister of Finance. During her devotion as the Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani Indrawati achieved many achievements, such as stabilizing macroeconomy, maintaining prudent fiscal policy, decreasing cost of loan and managing debt as well as creating trust to investors.
Minister of Finance’s reform was led by her very well. Hence, it created many fundamental changes in the Ministry of Finance. On September 18, 2006, Sri Mulyani was crowned as the best Minister of Finance in Asia by the Emerging Markets in the sidelines of World Bank and IMF’s Annual Session in Singapore.
She was also elected as the 23rd world’s most influencing woman from Forbes magazine in 2008 and the 2nd most influencing woman in Indonesia from Globe Asia magazine in October 2007. Sri Mulyani was also awarded as the best Minister of Finance for 2006 from the Euromoney and the best Minister of Finance in Asia by the Emerging Market Forum on the same year.
In 2008, she served as the Acting Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs after the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Dr. Boediono was inaugurated as the Governor of Bank Indonesia. Then she was appointed as the Executive Director of World Bank commencing on June 1, 2010.
On July 27th, 2016, President Joko Widodo inaugurated Sri Mulyani Indrawati as the Minister of Finance in his Working Cabinet. On February 11th, 2018, the World Government Summit has announced her as the best minister in the world.
Chairman of Fiscal Policy Agency - MOF
Born in Jakarta on November 23, 1970, Suahasil earned his bachelor degree majoring in Economics (SE.) from Universitas Indonesia in 1994, and his Master of Science (MSc.) degree from Cornell University USA in 1997. In 2003, he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA.
Suahasil joined the government official service as a lecturer at the Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis Universitas Indonesia (FEB-UI) in 1999. In 2009 he obtained the status of Professor in Economics. Within the FEB-UI, Suahasil held different positions: Head of Graduate Degree Program in Economics (2004-2005), Director of Demographic Institute (2005-2008), and Head of Economics Department (2009-2013).
Suahasil was a member of the Expert Team for Minister of Finance on Fiscal Decentralization (2009-2011). Suahasil is active in the Indonesian Economist Association (Ikatan Sarjana Ekonomi Indonesia or ISEI). He previously also active as Vice Chairman of Supervising Committee of the Indonesian Decentralization Watch (Komite Pengawas Pelaksanaan Otonomi Daerah or KPPOD) in 2009-2015. Prior to his appointment at the Ministry of Finance, Suahasil is the Policy Coordinator at the Secretariat of the National Team of Poverty Reduction Acceleration (Tim Nasional Percepatan Penanggulangan Kemiskinan or TNP2K) at the Office of the Vice President (2010-2015); and a member of the National Economic Committee (Komite Ekonomi Nasional or KEN) in 2013-2014.
Commencing on February 6, 2015, he is appointed as the Acting Chairman of Fiscal Policy Agency, and on October 31, 2016 he is affirmed as the official Chairman of Fiscal Policy Agency, at the Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia.
Professor of Padjadjaran University
Prof. Dr. Rina Indiastuti, S.E., M.S.I.E. has been the Acting Chancellor of Universitas Padjajaran (Unpad) since April 2019. She is also a Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Unpad. She also served as Assistant Chancellor for General Administration and Finance (2009-2012), Secretary of Academic Doctoral Program in Business Management Unpad (2007-2009), Chair of the Department of Economics and Development Studies Unpad (2003-2007), and Chair of LP3E FE Unpad ( 2002-2003).
Prof. Rina completed her Bachelor's study in the Economics and Development Study Program at Padjadjaran University in 1984. After that, she took a study in the Master of Industrial Management, Bandung Institute of Technology and graduated in 1989. She also completed her doctoral studies at the University of Osaka Prefecture in 1999.
In the area of expertise, Prof. Rina has produced many scientific works and has been published in national and international scientific journals and produced several books. In addition, she was also active as a speaker at national and international seminars. Since 2011, she act as representing experts from Unpad in the preparation of National Industrial Policies And National Industrial Development Plans 2035. Since 2013, she has been recorded as a LPDP research proposal reviewer. Prof. Rina was active in the Indonesian Economics Bachelor Association and worked as a volunteer of the Taruna Bakti Education Foundation
Director National Accounts Benchmarks at Australian Bureau of Statistics
Khanh Vy Hoang now is Director National Accounts Benchmarks at Australian Bureau of Statistics. She begins her career at Australian Bureau of Statistics since 2013 as Assistant Director Consumer Price Indexes, followed by Director Productivity Statistics in August 2014. Since 2013, she has been involved in the construction of Australian multi-region input-output database in the IELab project led by the University of Sydney.
She holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance from the University of Wollongong Australia in 2002 and Master of Actuarial Statistics from The Australian National University in 2008. She also continued her Doctoral Degree at The Australian National University since 2017.
Director of Production Balance Sheet, Statistics Indonesia
The Chairman of Indonesia Railway Society 2016-2021
Arnold Tukker is per 1 October 2013 the Professor of Industrial Ecology and Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at Leiden University for 70% of his time.
Until then he was Business line manager Societal Innovation and Economy at TNO, a large not for profit research organization in the Netherlands, where he retains a 30% position as senior researcher. Arnold set up prominent EU projects in the field of sustainable product design (SusProNet) and sustainable consumption and production (SCORE!) and was core member of the 10 Million Euro Dutch Knowledge Network on Sustainable System Innovations.
He currently co-ordinates a string of major programs of some 15 million Euro with some 20 key European research institutes in the field of resource-efficiency, a.o. constructing the world’s most ambitious and detailed global energy/resource/economic input-output databases and models (EXIOBASE). He authored 6 books, 47 refereed papers and 7 special issues on sustainability research. He has been engaged with work of the UN on the Green Economy Initiative, the Resources Panel, the Ten Year Framework of Programs on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and Sustainable Development Goals.
Professor of Sustainability Research at the University of Sydney
Manfred Lenzen is Professor of Sustainability Research at the University of Sydney, and leader of the Integrated Sustainability Analysis research group.
Physicist by training, Prof Lenzen has a background in energy systems and especially renewable energy sources. After emigrating from Germany to Australia in 1995, he took up a postdoctoral position at the University of Sydney in order to work on the vacuum glazing project. In 2001, he and his colleague Christopher Dey founded ISA, a centre for developing leading-edge research and applications for environmental and broader sustainability issues, bringing together expertise in environmental science, economics, technology, and social science. Since then, ISA has been prominent in the media.
Prof Lenzen has led numerous projects providing advice to all levels of government and also numerous businesses. For example, he was commissioned by the Australia Federal Government to undertake research on a first-ever Triple Bottom Line assessment of the Australian economy, and on the life-cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of nuclear power. Further, he has created a popular online Environmental Atlas.
Prof Lenzen has (co-)authored more than 100 articles in the international peer-reviewed literature. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the ISI-listed journal Economic Systems Resesarch.
Senior Researcher and Director of Center of State Budget, Fiscal Policy Agency
Hidayat Amir was appointed as Head of the Central Budget Policy and State Expenditure, Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance on August 21, 2017. He begins his career in the Ministry of Finance started as employees of the Financial Education and Training Agency in 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (SE) from the University of Indonesia in 2000, a Masters in Economic Science (MSE) from the University of Indonesia (2004), and continued the title of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia.
He also as Senior Researcher in the Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance. His expertise is in various fields, such as fiscal policy, taxation, public policy, economic modeling, and econometrics.
He wrote in many international journals; one of them is "Do Inward Looking Trade Policies Affect Poverty and Income Inequality? Evidence from Indonesia's Recent Wave of Rising Protectionism". This paper is a collaboration with Renuka Mahadevan and Anda Nugroho (2017), and it published in Economic Modelling Journal. He is also active in scientific organizations, one of them is the International Input-Output Association (IIOA).
Research Professor, Fiscal Policy Agency
Singgih Riphat, is a research professor at the Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance. Graduated from Chemical Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) obtained an MA (1987) and PhD (1991) in Economics from the University of Colorado, USA. He worked in the oil/mining and energy sector until 1985 and joined the Ministry of Finance in 1986 until now. From 1998 to 2013, Singgih Riphat experienced as a State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Commissioner at PT Kertas Leces (Persero), PT Batam (Persero) and PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk. In the period 2008-2012, he actively involved in climate change policy issues, especially climate financing.
Research Professor, Fiscal Policy Agency and The Chairman of Indonesian Researcher Union (Himpenindo)
Syahrir Ika is a Principal Researcher at the Financial Sector Policy Center (PKSK), Ministry of Finance's Fiscal Policy Agency. The holder of a Masters in Management (MM) in Concentration in Financial Management from Trisakti University-Jakarta (1994-1995) has research interests include Economics and Finance. Previously had a career at the Office of the Coordinating Minister for Economy, Finance, Industry (EKUIN) and RI Development Supervision (1985-1988); Ease of Export Service and Financial Data Processing (BAPEKSTA Keuangan), Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia (1989-1995). He also held a professional position in the Audit Committee of PT Aneka Tambang (Antam) Tbk (2000-2002); PT Pegadaian (Persero) Audit Committee, (2010-2013); PT Bahana Business Development Indonesia (BPUI) Audit Committee, (2014-present); General and HR Director, PT. Aneka Tambang (Antam) Tbk. (2003-2008). In 2017, he was a President Director of the Government Investment Center (PIP) of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia and since 2018 has served as Chair of the Indonesian Research Association (Himpenindo) 2018-2023.
Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University
Dr. Adiatma Yudistira Manogar Siregar is a Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University. He has been a researcher at CEDS since 2006. Mr. Siregar earned his bachelor degree in Economics and Development Studies from Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia (2003), a Masters degree in Economic Studies from University of Queensland, Australia (2006), and finished his Ph.D in Economic Studies from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (2014). Mr. Siregar’s research interest is in the area of Health and his recent research topic is on The costs and effects of HIV/AIDS intervention in Indonesia. Mr. Siregar is currently also Director of CEDS.
Circular Economy, Sustainable Lifestyles and Innovation at the UN Environment Programme
Janet Salem is an expert in resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production. She has worked for the United Nations for over 13 years, where she currently runs a program on circular economy, sustainable lifestyles and innovation. In 2015, she launched the resource efficiency database for Asia and the Pacific, containing over 1 million data points on natural resource extraction, use, trade and footprints. She has developed and rolled out training programs for statisticians on resource use indicators, including material footprints. Janet’s work has focused on government partnerships to develop evidence based macro level and sectoral policies that enable resource efficiency. More recently, her work has evolved to private sector partnerships to enable sustainable consumption and production. Janet set up the Sustainable Consumption and Production Winter Schools, and more recently the Asian Circular Economy Leadership Academy where she also provides training on Circular Economy concepts and sustainable lifestyles. Janet has a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
UQ Amplify Fellow Advanced Water Management Centre Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Steven is a scientist and manager with over twenty four years research, industry, and consulting experience. He has developed this through roles with the Urban Water Security Research Alliance, CSIRO, Brisbane Water (now QUU), Sydney Water and private consulting. His expertise focusses on the urban water cycle, and related energy and greenhouse gas emissions and costs, integrated water and energy planning, systems analysis and urban water security. It also includes environmental, triple bottom line, sustainability and metabolic analysis, management and reporting.
Head of Islamic Economic Department, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Airlangga
Independent Commissioner/Acting as President Commissioner
Iggi H. Achsien is currently an Independent Commissioner at Bank Muamalat Indonesia Tbk, the first shariah-compliant Bank in Indonesia. He is also member of National Shariah Board in Indonesia.
Iggi is actively involved in Islamic Finance industry, as he has been known as pioneer in Sharia Bonds (Sukuk) market in Indonesia with issuance of the first Sharia bonds of Indosat Mudharabah in 2002. He was also involved in advising for structuring of the first Sukuk Negara issuance with Ministry of Finance.
Iggi has Investment Manager license and received awards for Best Islamic Fixed-income Mutual Funds from Investor Magazine Indonesia in 2008-2011, when working as Managing Director at PT Insight Investment Management.
In 2012, Iggi served as an Independent Commissioner for AJB Bumiputera 1912, an oldest and the only mutual insurance company in Indonesia. A year later, he also had experience as commisioner in credit insurance company, PT Jamkrida Jabar, that carries the mandate to help business for cooperatives, micro small and medium enterprises in West Java Indonesia.
Iggi has experiences in the field of investment banking, fund management, insurance, sharia banking and advisory in more than 18 years. He holds bachelor degree in Financial Management from Faculty of Economics University of Indonesia with cum laude honor. He has completed the Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) Program, a dual degree between Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and Aalto University Finland.
Country Manager, IsDB Group Regional Hub Indonesia
Currently, Ishthiaq Akbar is the Country Manager in the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group Regional Hub in Indonesia, and is tasked with relationship and partnership management, business development, and IsDB Group strategy development for the IsDB Member Countries in the South East Asia Region (i.e. Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia).
Prior to this, Ishthiaq was the Operations Portfolio Manager in the IsDB Group Country Gateway Office Indonesia for 3 years, where he helped to supervise and manage an active public sector portfolio of over USD 2 billion financing from IsDB.
During his career in the IsDB spanning over 13 years, Ishthiaq has worked on managing a cumulative portfolio of more than 20 development projects amounting to more than USD 1 billion, across 10 countries in Asia and Africa. A key highlight of his work was being one of the pioneers who initiated the Community Driven Development Projects in in the IsDB Group, starting with the ICDD program in Indonesia, in support of the National Program of Community Empowerment (or PNPM-Mandiri).
Ishthiaq Akbar is a Sri Lankan national and he joined the IsDB Group in 2005, after finishing his undergraduate and post-graduate (doctoral) studies in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK.
Indonesian Association of Islamic Economist (IAEI)
Dr. Rifki Ismal is the Deputy Director in the Department of Islamic Economics and Finance (DEKS) – Bank Indonesia (central bank of Indonesia) and a lecturer in some Universities including Tazkia College of Islamic Economics. He has got his bachelor degree in Economics from University of Indonesia, master degree also in Economics from University of Michigan – Ann arbor (USA) and PhD degree in Islamic economics and finance from Durham University (England). He has published some books under John Wiley and Sons, Springer, ISRA and Routledge including more than 40 papers published in international reputable (scopus) journals.
Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat is currently the Director of Islamic Financial Education and Research at the Indonesian National Islamic Finance Committee (KNKS). He was an associate professor and Head of Business Administration Department at University College of Bahrain (UCB). Dr. Hidayat obtained his PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance and his MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance both from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). In Bahrain, Dr. Hidayat is also a member of advisory committee for Centre of Islamic Finance at Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF). In BIBF, Dr. Hidayat is also a trainer for Islamic accounting standards and Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions module at the Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance (ADIF) program and CIMA Diploma in Islamic Finance (CDIF) program. Dr. Hidayat is actively engaged with academic research in his field. He has presented several research papers at reputable international conferences such as the 11th Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance at Harvard Law School, Massachusetts, the USA, the Gulf Research Meeting at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, International conferences and workshops held by Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of Islamic Development Bank (IDB). He was also invited to speak at renowned industry-based conferences such as the AAOIFI-World Bank Annual Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance, Deloitte-IRTI Executive Workshop 3 on Talent Development in Islamic Finance, and the 11th Middle East Insurance Forum. In 2015, through collaboration with IRTI-IDB, as the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Hidayatsuccessfully held a thematic workshop on Macroprudential policies and regulations for Islamic financial industry: Theory and applications. In 2016, Dr. Hidayat also successfully chaired the thematic workshop on Exploring Islamic Economic, Finance and Business Issues Research in the Middle East and South East Asia. In Indonesia, Dr. Hidayat was also invited to give general lectures in many universities such as University of Indonesia and Airlangga University. Dr. Hidayat has published several research papers in peer reviewed international journals. Among them are International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance, Emerald and Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance. In addition, he is also an associate editor for Journal of Islamic financial studies and many other journals. During his career, Dr. Hidayat has published 2 books and contributed chapters in five books, supervised 37 master theses and examined 1 Ph.D thesis and 21 master theses in Bahrain, Brunei Darussalamand Indonesia. Dr. Hidayat is also an Islamic finance journalist. He regularly publishes articles in Islamic Finance News (IFN-Red Money), regularly publishes articles about Islamic finance in Daily Tribune, a newspapers in Bahrain, published an article in ISFIRE magazine, UK, and Global Islamic Finance Magazine, UK. As part of his community service, Dr. Hidayat was involved in developing examination questions for Certified Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA), a professional certificate offered by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). In addition, he was also involved as the external validation and revalidation committee for Advanced Diploma in Islamic commercial Jurisprudence at BIBF. Finally, ISFIN, a leading advisory firm for Islamic markets, recognized Dr. Hidayat's contribution to the Islamic Economy by listing him in a directory named Islamica 500 as one of the top influential 500 personalities on a global scale in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Deputy Director of UNDP's Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD)
Gulcin Salingan is the Deputy Director of UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector Development (ICPSD) in Istanbul. Gulcin has more than two decades of experience with both private sector and governmental institutions. Before joining the IICPSD, she was holding the Deputy Team Leader position in the EU project called “Technical Assistance for Empowering SMEs for Netw orking and Interregional Cooperation” and working closely with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkey. She was involved in numerous EU-funded projects, starting and managing 5 cluster initiatives as the EU Business Center Director and working for few years as an EU expert. She also worked with UNDP as a senior consultant for the Development of a Cluster Support Programme for the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. She took different assignments on competitiveness, entrepreneurship; SME development; regional development and strategic business planning in different projects during her career as freelance consultant. She introduced a Danish company `Eurowater AS` to the Turkish market and found a local partner for its operations in Turkey as well as introduced and established the subsidiary of an American company, Finzoom Financial Guide Network of Portals in Turkey. Before establishing her own consultancy company, Gülçin Sal?ngan started her career in Price Waterhouse working in Lisbon and Istanbul offices. She served as Finance Manager in The Coca Cola Company for the South East Europe Region covering Slovenia, Bosnia, Albania, Bulgaria and Romania after working with The Coca Cola Company Bottling Operations in Turkey. Gulcin completed her BA degree in Bosphorus University in Business Administration in Istanbul, followed by a post graduate study in Westminster University in London and got her masters degree in Istanbul with a thesis related to clusters development. She presently continues her Ph.D. degree in Management.
Dr. Houssem Eddine Bedoui
Global Lead Islamic Finance Expert Islamic Development Bank
National anthem: Indonesia Raya
Prof. Suahasil Nazara, Chairman of Fiscal Policy Agency - Ministry of Finance
Prof. Rina Indiastuti (Chairman of Padjajaran University)
Penyerahan Buku "SDG's Dewan Profesor UNPAD"
Launching : 'IndoLab' by Dr. Futu Faturay
'Policy Impact Analysis Using Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model' by Hidayat Amir, Ph.D. and Anda Nugroho
Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance of Indonesia,
Plenary Session 1: "Sustainability Development Goals"
Moderator: Irwanda Wisnu Wardhana, Researcher Fiscal Policy Agency
Parallel Session 1: "Input-Output Application"
Session Chair : Ferry Hadiyanto
Parallel Session 2: "Fiscal Decentralization"
Session Chair : Joko Tri Haryanto
Parallel Session 3: "Economic Development"
Session Chair : Bondi Arifin
Talk Show :
"New Indonesian Capital City"
Host: Syahrir Ika (Principal Researcher, Fiscal Policy Agency)
Plenary Session 2: "Human Capital"
Moderator : Dr. Achmad Kemal Hidayat, Padjadjaran University
Parallel session 4: "Green Economy"
Session Chair : Achmad Maulana
Parallel session 5: "Revenue Optimalization Policy"
Session Chair : Sofia Arie Damayanty
Parallel session 6: "Fiscal Sustainability"
Session Chair : Rullan Rinaldi
3 Minutes Thesis:
"APBN (State Budget and Fiscal Policy)"
Host: Hadi Setiawan, Senior Resaercher Fiscal Policy Agency
3 MT Winner
Indonesia IO Association
Prof. Manfred Lenzen