Firman Witoelar Kartaadipoetra joined the Indonesia Project, Crawford School of Public Policy, in November 2018. Previously he was the research director of SurveyMeter, a research organization based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Before that he was a research economist at the department of economic research group (DECRG) at the World Bank, Washington, DC. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Michigan State University and was a Rockefeller Postdoctoral Fellow at the Economic Growth Center, Yale University.
Witoelar’s research interest is in the broad area of development microeconomics, in particular health behavior and outcomes, economics of aging, education and labor market outcomes, consumption and income dynamics, intersection of poverty and gender, long term dynamics of human capital formation and outcomes, survey design and methodology, and impact evaluation.
In the past 10 years, Witoelar has been involved with the development and implementation of the last two rounds of the Indonesia Family Life Survey (IFLS4 and IFLS5) as one of the Co-Principal Investigators.