Mubyarto Public Policy Forum

Crawford School of Public Policy
Jakarta, 2018, Shubhi Rofiddinsa

Event details

Public Lecture

Date & time

Friday 04 November 2022


ANU Online Zoom


Dr Rimawan Pradiptyo (UGM), Dr Arianto Patunru (ANU) and Dr Vivi Alatas (Asakreativita)


Alex Gotts

Friday 4 November, 2022

9am - 11:30am (WIB) 1pm - 3:30pm (AEDT)

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Is ignorance bliss? An experimental approach to estimating unregulated corruption.

Dr Rimawan Pradiptyo will present research that uses an experimental design to investigate the deterrence effects of fines on corruption. Using a series of games that simulated opportunities for embezzlement and bribery, Pradityo et al found that experimental groups who faced the risk of financial penalties had lower rates of corruption, even when the penalty was small. This is significant for public policy in Indonesia, where corruption regulation remains contested.

Dr Arianto Patunru (ANU) and Dr Vivi Alatas (Asakreativita) will discuss these findings and approaches to corruption.

“…corruption, while not strictly an economic problem, has so severely hindered the progress of justice that it would not be an exaggeration to say that it has fostered the spread of social injustice.” Professor Mubyarto (1984)

The Mubyarto Public Policy Forum has been a collaboration between the ANU Indonesia Project and the UGM Faculty of Economics and Business since 2017. It is named in honour of Professor Mubyarto, a prominent economist at Gadjah Mada University, who was one of Indonesia’s most influential intellectuals on the issue of rural development between the 1960s and 1990s. The goal of this forum is to stimulate debates on key development policy issues in Indonesia, particularly on rural development and social justice topics.

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