Dyah (Prita) Pritadrajati is a PhD student at the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Australian National University. Her research interest lies within the area of applied microeconomics and development economics, primarily in the intersection of labor economics, social policy, gender, and education. She investigates the role of social assistance on labor and family economies, including how different targeting designs influence the decision to work in the informal sector and how the provision of universal childcare affects female labor force participation. Her earlier work includes studies on the return of vocational education, the role of minimum wage on human capital investment, and the scarring effects of unemployment and informal employment. Some of her papers have been presented at international seminars and published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Labour Economics, Economic Analysis and Policy, Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking, and others. Prior to her PhD, she served as an Assistant Advisor at the Executive Office of the President, and was instrumental in pipelining the Pre-Employment Card program, a large-scale work competence and entrepreneurship development program in Indonesia. She has also actively provided knowledge and expertise on strategic issues related to international and development economics at the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), among others.
Supervisor(s) and panel members
Pritadrajati, D.S, 2023. Does Social Assistance Disincentivise Employment, Job Formality, and Mobility?. Labour Economics 84, 102398.
Pritadrajati, D.S, 2023. Family size and domestic violence in a high-fertility society. Tax and Transfer Policy Institute Working Paper 5/2023.
Pritadrajati, D.S., 2021. From School to Work: Does Vocational Education Improve Labour Market Outcomes? An Empirical Analysis of Indonesia. Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking 25(3), 471-492.
Pritadrajati, D.S., 2021. Determinants of School Enrolment in Indonesia: The Role of Minimum Wage. Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking 24(2), 181-204.
Pritadrajati, D.S., Kusuma, A.C., Saxena, S.C., 2021. Scarred for Life: Lasting Consequences of Unemployment and Informal Self-Employment – An Empirical Evidence from Indonesia. Economic Analysis and Policy 70, 206-219.
Pritadrajati, D.S., 2020. Determinants of School Enrolment: Relationship between Minimum Wage and Human Capital Investment. Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia Discussion Paper Series (No. 356).
Pritadrajati, D.S., 2019. The Effects of the United States Monetary Stimulus (Quantitative Easing) towards the Indonesian Economic Fluctuations. Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, 14(2).
Pritadrajati, D.S. and Lee, D.J., 2019. Investing in Social Protection Floors (No. PB83). United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
Pritadrajati, D.S., 2018. From School to Work: Does Vocational Education Improve Labour Market Outcomes? An Empirical Analysis of Indonesia. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Working Paper Series (No. WP/18/06).
Scholarships and fellowships
- Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) Scholarship (2023) - Australian National University (ANU) HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship (2020)
- Australian National University (ANU) Research Scholarship (2020)
- Jardine Foundation-Cambridge Trust Scholarship (2018)
- Indonesian Education Scholarship – Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) (2016)
- A research grant from Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Development Policy Centre to conduct microeconomic development research in the Pacific (2022)
- A research grant from Bank Indonesia Institute to conduct research on youth unemployment and the policy of human capital investment in Indonesia (2020)
- A research grant from Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) to contribute to its research project on human capital development in Asia (2019)
- Economist (Short-Term Consultant), World Bank
- Social Protection Monitoring & Evaluation Expert, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- Visiting Researcher, Bank Indonesia Institute
- Fellow Researcher, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
- Assistant Advisor, Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia
- Consultant, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
- Economist Intern, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- Economic Affairs Intern, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia