The Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES) is the leading journal on Indonesia’s economy and society. It aims to address not only economic analysis and policy but also the intersection between economics, development, and area studies. In doing so, it plays an important role in helping the world—including Indonesians themselves—to better understand Indonesia.
The editors welcome original papers and notes in economics, political economy, and related fields such as law and public policy, political science, demography, geography, the environment, education, and health. Regardless of topic or methodology, the primary focus must be Indonesia. The editors also look to publish discursive book reviews and review essays that contribute to the literature.
BIES authors benefit from rigorous double-blind peer review, robust editing, free-access initiatives, a supportive self-archiving policy, and assistance in promoting their article after publication. The journal’s longstanding reputation as a well-respected outlet for high-quality research means each issue is read widely by Indonesianists everywhere. The journal’s practice of publishing article abstracts in both English and Bahasa Indonesia has increased the number of potential readers.
In addition to the usual articles reporting economic analysis and research, each issue leads with an instalment of the comprehensive Survey of Recent Developments series, which records and analyses current trends, policy changes, and important economic events in Indonesia. The series aims to be reasonably accessible to non-specialists, and helps to account for the journal’s diverse readership within academia, government, and business and among the broader public.
BIES is published by the Taylor Francis Group, under its Routledge imprint, and located at Taylor & Francis Online. Housed in the Indonesia Project in the Arndt–Corden Department of Economics at The Australian National University, BIES was founded by the late Professor H. W. Arndt. It has been published continuously since 1965.