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Budy P Resosudarmo

Professor, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics; Deputy Head, Poverty and Inequality Research Centre; Researcher, Indonesia Project


BSc (Electrical, ITB), MSc (OR, Delaware), PhD (DevEcon, Cornell)

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Budy P. Resosudarmo is a developmental and environmental economist working on interlinks between natural shocks and environmental condition and local economies, household incomes, human development and the environment, and investigating the political economy of environmental policies and resource utilisation. Since mid 1990s, he has been publishing series of articles on the impacts of energy, air pollution and climate change policies on local economy as well as human welfare and health condition. He has also been working on policies supporting the development and resilience of small-scale fishing communities in small islands and on improving our understanding toward the consequences of natural shocks during childhood on adulthood development outcomes.

Budy has been mostly working on development and environmental issues in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. More recently, the focus of his research has been on energy transformation and integration, disaster management and insurances, and development in lagging regions. In conducting his research, he implements, among others, impact evaluation, spatial and inter-regional modelling techniques. He. has been active and contribution on development of academic association in the field of regional science and environmental economics in Southeast Asia. He was the 1997-1998 president of the Regional Science Association International, the 2013-2015 president of the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization, the 2012-2015 vice president of the East Asia Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, and the 2009-2017 vice president of the Indonesian Regional Science Association.

Budy is currently the president of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, a member of the Council of the Regional Science Association International, member of the Advisory Committee of the Economy and Environment Institute-Indonesia and member of the Advisory Board of the Indonesian Regional Science Indonesia.

COVID-19 expertise

Budy P. Resosudarmo has been working on understanding the impact of disasters and environmental quality on human health and welfare development for more than 20 years. Since mid 1990s, he has been publishing series of articles on the interlinks between air pollution and human health condition and welfare. In the last 5 years among his research projects are:

  1. Estimating the socio-economic and health impact of floods on Jakarta
  2. Understanding the long-term health and educational attainment consequences of the 2004 Indian Tsunami in Banda Aceh
  3. The correlations of being contracted by malaria disease during childhood on adult educational and health outcomes in the Pacific.

He is currently conducting a phone survey in Jakarta and Yogyakarta to monitor the socio-health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in those cities.

Career highlights

President, Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (2021-2023)
President, Regional Science Association International (2017-2018)
Head, ANU Indonesia Project (2011-2017)
President, Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO) (2013-2015)
Indonesia Senior Practitioner Fellow, J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2015)
Vice President, East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE) (2012-2015)
Vice President, Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) (2009-2017)
Researcher, Australian National University (2001-now)
Researcher, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (1996-2001)
Lecturer, Graduate Program in Economics, Faculty of Economics-University of Indonesia (1997-2001)
Fulbright visiting fellow, J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2001)
Postdoctoral associate, Community Development and Applied Economics, University of Vermont (1998-1999).
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Research interests

  • Development Economics
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Regional Science
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Public Policy
  • Inter-regional Modelling.


  • IDEC8022 Development Economics
  • IDEC7902 Graduate Preparatory Mathematical Methods

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