H. W. Arndt Prize

The A$5,000 H. W. Arndt Prize, named in honour of the founding editor of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES), is awarded each calendar year that a BIES article is found to sufficiently advance the understanding of Indonesia’s economy and society.

The competition is open to all authors of original research articles in economics, political economy and related fields. Articles with joint authorship are eligible for consideration, but prizemoney is awarded to the corresponding author only. In such cases, the authors are responsible for distributing the prizemoney.

Commissioned articles—such as those in the Survey of Recent Developments series—are not eligible for consideration, nor are articles by members of the journal’s editorial team, editorial board or international advisory board.

The H. W. Arndt Prize was first awarded in 2001, when only Indonesian citizens were eligible. The prize is now open to all nationalities. The prize is adjudicated by the editors and a panel of randomly selected BIES board members. The ANU Indonesia Project retains the right not to award the prize in any year if no entry is considered to be of sufficiently high quality.

Heinz W. Arndt (1915–2002) was one of Australia’s most distinguished scholars of Indonesia’s economy. In 1965, he established the ANU Indonesia Project and an accompanying journal, BIES, in response to profound changes in the country’s economic and political landscape. The Project and BIES have since helped build greater understanding between Indonesia and Australia and have fostered important relations between Indonesian and Australian academics, students and policymakers.

The prize will be announced online and in the first issue of the journal each year if an article is deemed worthy.

For more information, contact the editors: bies@anu.edu.au.

Past winners of the H. W. Arndt prize


Bribery in Indonesia: Some Evidence from Micro-level Data
Ari Kuncoro
Universitas Indonesia
Published in the December 2004 issue of BIES


Minimum Wage Policy and Its Impact on Employment in the Urban Formal Sector
Asep Suryahadi, Wenefrida Widyanti, Daniel Perwira, and Sudarno Sumarto
SMERU Research Institute
Published in the April 2003 issue of BIES


Indonesia’s Clean Air Program’
Budy P. Resosudarmo
The Australian National University
Published in the December 2002 issue of BIES


Towards Implementation of Inflation Targeting in Indonesia’
Halim Alamsyah, Charles Joseph, Juda Agung, and Doddy Zulverdy
Bank Indonesia
Published in the December 2001 issue of BIES

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