Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies

The Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES) is the leading journal on Indonesia’s economy and society. It aims to address not only economic analysis and policy but also the intersection between economics, development and area studies. In doing so, it plays an important role in helping the world to better understand Indonesia.

The editors welcome original papers and notes in economics, political economy and related fields such as law and public policy, political science, demography, geography, the environment, education and health. Regardless of topic or methodology, the primary focus must be Indonesia.

BIES authors benefit from rigorous double-blind peer review, robust editing, free-access initiatives, a supportive self-archiving policy and assistance in promoting articles after publication. The journal’s longstanding reputation as a well-respected outlet for high-quality research means each issue is read widely by Indonesianists everywhere. The journal also publishes article abstracts in both English and Bahasa Indonesia online.

In addition to general articles reporting economic analysis and research, each issue begins with the latest Survey of Recent Developments, which records and analyses current trends, policy changes and important economic events in Indonesia. The series aims to be reasonably accessible to non-specialists and helps to account for the journal’s diverse readership within academia, government and business, as well as among the broader public.

BIES is published in print by the Taylor Francis Group, under its Routledge imprint, and also at Taylor & Francis Online. Housed in the Indonesia Project in the Arndt–Corden Department of Economics at The Australian National University, BIES was founded by the late Professor H. W. Arndt. It has been published continuously since 1965.

The Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta publishes BIES for distribution in Indonesia.

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