Arief Anshory Yusuf

Dr Arief is a lecturer in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business at University of Padjajaran. He is currently the executive director for Center of Sustainable Goals Studies (SDGs Center) at University of Padjajaran. He is also an Adjunt fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra and King’s College London, UK. His research focus covers natural resources and environmental economics and economic development.

Hefrizal Handra

Dr Hefrizal Handra is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Economics of Andalas Padang University. His expertise area includes public finance and regional economics. He earned his bachelor degree from Institution of Technology Bandung majoring in Mathematics in 1989 and master degree in development finance at University of Birmingham, UK. He then obtained his doctoral from Flinders University, Australia. In addition, he is also an expert in analyzing and evaluating Indonesia’s public finance at national and international level.

Agung Pambudhi

Paulus Agung Pambudhi is the executive director of The Employer’s Association of Indonesia, or famously known as Asosiasi Pengusaha Indonesia (APINDO). He received his master degree from Atma Jaya University, Indonesia in management. His professional career comes from both private and public sector prior to joining APINDO. He worked as an exporter at a textile manufacturing company and a productivity specialist at different manufacturing companies such as clothing, compressor and many more. Eleven years later he worked in an organization named KPPOD (Komite Pemantauan Pelaksanaan Otonomi Daerah) where he focused on regional economic autonomy. His expertise area also covers policy reform and bureaucracy, fiscal decentralization and industrial sectors. In 2012, he did an independent research on economic management as a senior research fellow at Ash Centre of Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA.

Dionisius Narjoko

Dionisius Narjoko is a researcher at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University. He previously was affiliated with the Jakarta-based think-tank Centre for Strategic and International Studies and taught at the University of Indonesia. His research focuses on topics related to industrial organization, international trade, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), ASEAN economic integration. Dionisius Narjoko has published articles and book chapters on these topics.

Zakir Machmud

Dr. Zakir Machmud is currently Head of SME Center (UKMC) and Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Economic and Social Research Faculty of Economy University of Indonesia (LPEM) FEB UI. Prior to his current position, he served as a Managing Director of the Institute in 2011 – 2013. He served as an Advisor to J-PAL (Jameel Poverty Action Lab) Southeast Asia office in 2014 – 2015. He then entered a bureaucracy as special staff to the Minister of Industry from 2015 – July 2016. Apart of his professional experiences, he is a senior lecturer, for both undergraduate and post graduate program at the FEUI and a consultant to a number of government institutions and international agencies. With more than 20 years of research experiences, his expertise cover area of applied microeconomics, industrial organization, small medium enterprises, competition policy, industrial policy and trade policy.

Mr. Machmud graduated with a bachelor in economics from University of Indonesia in 1996 and then was awarded a master degree in economics from University of Adelaide, Australia in 2002 and a PhD in economics from University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia in 2006. Mr. Machmud was a visiting fellow at the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) Brown University, USA in 2008, member of the Indonesian delegates on SME comparative study to Germany in 2009. He was also a member of SME policy working group in ERIA – Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia 2009 – 2011 and represented Indonesia in the G20 think tank summit in China in 2012.

Moekti Prasetiani Soejachmoen

Moekti Prasetiani Soejachmoen is the Head of Mandiri Insitute; an independent think tank which is established by Bank of mandiri. His 20 years of experience as an economist covers area of finance, international trade, microeconomics, macroeconomics and economic development in different research institutions, universities and international organisations. He received his bachelor degree from University of Indonesia and master degree from University of California Davis both in economics. Later he obtained his Ph.D in economics from the Australian National University, Australia. He has published variety of journals and articles on finance, trade and industrial policy, globalization, ASEAN agreements, manufacturing and export competitiveness in Indonesia.


Dr. Erwidodo is senior researcher at the Indonesian Centre for Agricultural Socio-Economics and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture. In 2008-2012, he was Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the UN, WTO, and other International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to that assignment, he was Director General of Trade Research and Development Agency (TREDA), Ministry of Trade (2005-2008), and Director of the Centre for Social Economic Research on Forestry and Estate Crops, Ministry of Forestry and Estate Crops (1999-2001). He earned BS in Forest Management (1978) and MS in Natural Resource Economics (1982) from Bogor Agricultural University, and PhD in agricultural economics from Michigan State University, USA, in 1990.

Yose Rizal Damuri

Yose Rizal Damuri, Head of the Department of Economics, Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research activities focus on international trade, regional integration and globalization of value chain. He is active in several research and advisory networks both in Indonesia and in East Asia, such as Indonesia Service Dialogue (ISD) and Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT). Yose also teaches International Economics courses at the Faculty of Economics University of Indonesia. In addition, he occasionally writes in local and national newspapers. He received his Bachelor of Economics from the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia. He continued his study at the National Centre for Development Studies, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra and got his Master of Economics of Development (MEcDev). He received his PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), Geneva, Switzerland.

Haryo Aswicahyono

Haryo Aswicahyono is a researcher in the Department of Economics at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta, Indonesia. He is specializing in trade and industry issues. Haryo Aswicahyono received his Civil Engineering degree at the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1983 and joined CSIS in 1985. In 1990, he continued his study at the postgraduate study at the National Centre for Development Studies, Australian National University, Canberra. He received his doctoral degree in 2000, with a thesis, ‘Total Factor Productivity in Indonesia Manufacturing, 1975-1993’. After finishing his postgraduate study, he returned to work at CSIS.

Titik Anas

Dr. Anas obtained her Ph.D. from The Crawford School of Economics and Government College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 2012. Her dissertation titled Behind the Boom and Bust of Indonesia’s Exports, supervised by Professor Hal Hill, evaluates Indonesia’s export performance during the period 1970-2010. She was an Australian Leadership Awardee for her Doctorate Degree at The Australian National University from 2008 – 2012.  Dr. Anas is currently the Managing Director of PT Rumah Riset Presisi Indonesia, a research and consulting firm she founded with Dr. Dionisius Narjoko after working as an economic analyst at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta for about 20 years. She specializes in international economics, industrial organization, investment policy and small-scale business development. She is also a lecturer of Macroeconomics and International Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjajaran University in Bandung where she lives with her family.