The Sadli Lecture Series in Economic Policy

The Institute of Economic and Social Research (LPEM) of the University of Indonesia holds an annual lecture series entitled "The Sadli Lecture Series in Economic Policy" in cooperation with the Indonesia Project.

The aim of the lecture series is to broaden understanding and stimulate debate among students, academics and policy makers of the key economic policy challenges faced by Indonesia, drawing on the experience of neighbouring countries. It is named in honour of the late Professor Mohammad Sadli who was probably Indonesia's most influential commentator on economic affairs over the past 40 years. Each year it is based on a commissioned paper on Indonesia in comparative economic perspective, published each year in the August number of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies.

Following the success of five consecutive Sadli Lectures from 2007 until 2014, the Institute for Economic and Social Research of the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia (LPEM-FEUI) and ANU Indonesia Project, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, have again the pleasure in inviting you to

The Ninth Sadli Lecture

Indonesia's resources boom in international perspective: dilemmas and options for sustained, equitable growth.

By ROSS GARNAUT AO, Distinguish Professor of Economics at The Australian National University and both Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and Professorial Fellow of Economics at The University of Melbourne.

The first decade of Indonesian democracy coincided with a virulent global resources boom. Indonesian participation in the boom supported increases in average incomes despite low priority for economic efficiency as an objective of policy. It also encouraged the emergence of features of the new democracy’s political culture that made it more difficult to change economic policy in the public interest. The analysis is set in the context of the the economic impact in a number of resource-rich countries that quickly increased exports of energy and metals during the boom. It focusses especially on energy and mineral leasing policy and the macro-economic management of the boom and its aftermath. The focus is most strongly on Australia, where comparison is encouraged by coal emerging as each country’s major export product during the boom, with the two countries becoming the major suppliers of thermal coal to global markets in general and China and Asia in particular.

The Sadli Lecture will be opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, Professor Ari Kuncoro. Discussants for the Lecture are Dr Mohamad Ikhsan from the University of Indonesia and Mr Sandiago Uno from Saratoga Capital.

When: Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Time: 8.30-2pm

Where: Sumba B Room, Hotel Borobudur, Jl Lapangan Banteng Selatan, Jakarta 10710.

The Eight Sadli Lecture was delivered by Peter McDonald, Professor of Demography, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. He presented 'The demography of Indonesia in comparative perspective', which discussed the implications of Indonesia's population growth and distribution for its economy, as well as the poor quality of demographic data while also looking at the comparative perspectives with other countries such as Singapore, Japan and Thailand.

Professor Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti, former Dean of Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, and former Indonesian Ambassador to United States of America, opens the Lecture, followed by a Keynote Remark from HE Dr M Chatib Basri, Indonesian Finance Minister. Discussants in this Lecture are Professor Sri Moertiningsih Adioetomo from the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, and Associate Professor Budy P Resosudarmo from Indonesia Project at the Australian National University.

The Seventh Sadli Lecture was delivered by Dr Vikram Nehru. Dr Nehru is Bakrie Chair in Southeast Asian Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC. He presented 'Manufacturing in India and Indonesia: Performance and Policies', which explained the resilience of Asia's two giants, India and Indonesia during the crisis. Dr Nehru's paper was discussed by Professor Ari Kuncoro from Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, and Dr Dionisius Ardiyanto from Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). The Seventh Sadli Lecture was held on 25 April 2013 at Borobudur Hotel in Jakarta.

The Sixth Sadli Lecture was given by Michael T Rock, Professor of Economic History from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and Resources for the Future, Washington DC. It was opened with Welcoming Remarks from H. E. Dr Mari Elka Pangestu, Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and the Creative Economy, followed by Keynote Speech from Professor Emil Salim (Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia). Dr Thee Kian Wie from Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and Associate Professor Budy Resosudarmo from the Australian National University were the discussants for this Lecture.

The fifth Sadli Lecture was held on Thursday, 14 April 2011. It was given by Professor Fredrik Sjöholm from Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm, entitled Foreign Direct Investment and Growth in East and Southeast Asia: Lessons for Indonesia. The discussants were Professor Prema-chandra Athukorala from the Australian National University and Dr Thee Kian Wie from Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). This will be followed by a panel discussion on the late Professor Mohammad Sadli.

The fourth Sadli Lecture was held on Thursday, 15 April 2010, with the Lecture given by Professor Wing Thye Woo from University of California at Davis, entitled Indonesia's Economic Performance in Comparative Perspective, and a New Policy Framework for 2049. Dr Chatib Basri from the University of Indonesia and Associate Professor Chris Manning from the Australian National University were the discussants for the event.

The third Sadli Lecture was given by Professor Ian Coxhead from University of Wisconsin at Madison, entitled Prospect for Skill-Based Export Growth in a Labour-Abundant, Resource-Rich Developing Economy. The discussants were Dr Hadi Soesastro (Centre for Strategic and International Studies) and Professor Hal Hill (The Australian National University). The event was opened by H.E. Mari Pangestu and approximately one hundred participants attended the event.

The second Sadli Lecture, in honour of the late Mohammad Sadli, "Asian Development Strategies: China and Indonesia Compared" was held on Tuesday April 22, 2008, from 10.00 am to 13.00 pm, at the Nikko Hotel in Jakarta. It was given by Professor Bert Hofman from The World Bank Resident Mission to the Philippines. The event was opened by H.E. Mari Pangestu. The discussant was Dr Thee Kian Wie (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, LIPI).

The first Sadli Lecture, entitled "Is Indonesia Falling Behind? Post-crisis Export Performance in Regional Perspective", was given by Professor Prema-chandra Athukorala from the Australian National University.


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