Economic dimensions of COVID-19 in Indonesia: responding to the crisis

Responding to crisis

Conference recordings are available. Presentation materials are available below.

Since December 2019 the coronavirus has swept through all regions of the world. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc everywhere and shows no signs of entirely abating. This conference focuses on the economic dimensions of COVID-19 in Indonesia. It considers both macro- and micro-economic effects and short- and long-term impacts. It constitutes the first comprehensive analysis of Indonesia’s response to the crisis from an economic perspective.

This conference is held over four days online from 7-10 September 2020

Read HE Mr Gary Quinlan’s Welcoming Remarks at the start of the conference.

SUMMARY

  • Over 3,500 people tuned in, with 1,443 watching on the first day alone. By Monday 21 September, the YouTube recordings had already generated 7,224 views.

  • Participants comprised of university academics and students (42 per cent), public sector officials (27 per cent), individuals from research agencies or think tanks (11 per cent) and the business sector (10 per cent). They were evenly distributed between female and male and were located in Indonesia (76 per cent), Australia (16 per cent), USA (4 per cent), and 18 countries - a truly global audience.

  • The speakers included ANU Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Brian Schmidt, Australian Ambassador to Indonesia HE Mr Gary Quinlan, Indonesia’s former Vice President Professor Boediono, Indonesia’s former Minister of Finance Dr Chatib Basri, Rector of Universitas Indonesia Professor Ari Kuncoro, and 21 international experts.

  • Among those presents were officials from Australian agencies (i.e. DFAT, Treasury, DAWR, and ONI), and Indonesian ministries (including BAPPENAS, BPS, MoF, MenDag, Kemenko, MOSA, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries). There were also academics and government officials from across Indonesia including Aceh, Papua, North and South Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Yogyakarta, East Java, Bali, and others.

  • Media coverage so far includes the Australian Financial Review, The Jakarta Post, Lowy Interpreter, CNBC Indonesia, and Bisnis Indonesia.

Media coverage so far includes the Australian Financial Review, The Jakarta Post, Lowy Interpreter, CNBC Indonesia, and Bisnis Indonesia,

The CONFERENCE BOOKLET with full program, speakers’ abstracts and biographies is available for DOWNLOAD.

DAY ONE: 7 September

Not Your Usual Indonesia Update Conference: An Overview


Day 1 Recording

Time (AEST) Topic and speakers
1pm OPENING REMARKS
Brian Schmidt (Vice-Chancellor, The Australian National University)
1.05pm WELCOMING REMARKS
His Excellency Mr Gary Quinlan (Ambassador to Indonesia)
1.15pm Political Update
Greg Fealy (The Australian National University)
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1.45pm Economics Update
Robert Sparrow (Wageningen University & Research), Teguh Dartanto (Universitas Indonesia), Renate Hartwig (University of Göttingen)
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2.15pm KEYNOTE REMARKS
Hal Hill (The Australian National University)
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2.35pm Q&A
3.30pm END OF DAY 1

DAY TWO: 8 September

Money and Finance: Double Whammy


Day 2 Recording

Time (AEST) Topic and speakers
1pm WELCOMING REMARKS
M Chatib Basri (Universitas Indonesia and former Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia)
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1.10pm Monetary
Stephen Grenville (Lowy Institute), Roland Rajah (Lowy Institute)
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1.30pm Fiscal
Masyita Crystallin (Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia), Abdurohman (Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia)
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1.50pm Intergovernmental/regional finance
Blane Lewis (The Australian National University), Ruth Nikijuluw (The Australian National University)
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2.10pm Q&A
3pm END OF DAY 2

DAY THREE: 9 SEPTEMBER

Trade, labour and poverty: sharing the pain


Day 3 Recording

Time (AEST) Topic and speakers
1pm WELCOMING REMARKS
Boediono (Former Vice President, Republic of Indonesia)
1.10pm Food security and trade
Arianto Patunru (The Australian National University), Felippa Amanta (Center for Indonesian Policy Studies)
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1.30pm Labour market
Chris Manning (The Australian National University)
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1.50pm Poverty
Vivi Alatas (Asakreativita)
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2.10pm Q&A
3pm END OF DAY 3

DAY FOUR: 10 SEPTEMBER

Health, human capital and gender: trouble behind, trouble ahead


Day 4 Recording

Time (AEST) Topic and speakers
1pm WELCOMING REMARKS
Ari Kuncoro (Rector, Universitas Indonesia)
1.10pm Health systems
Firman Witoelar (The Australian National University), Riyana Miranti (University of Canberra)
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1.30pm Human capital
Budy Resosudarmo (The Australian National University), Milda Irhamni (J-PAL Southeast Asia)
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1.50pm Gender
Sharon Bessell (The Australian National University), Angie Bexley (The Australian National University)
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2.10pm Q&A
2.50pm CLOSING REMARKS
Helen Sullivan (Director, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University)
3pm END OF CONFERENCE

SPEAKERS

His Excellency Gary Quinlan, Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia
Boediono, Indonesia’s former Vice President
M Chatib Basri, Universitas Indonesia and Indonesia’s former Finance Minister
Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor, The Australian National University
Ari Kuncoro, Rector Universitas Indonesia
Vivi Alatas, Asakreativita
Hal Hill, Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies, The Australian National University
Masyita Crystallin, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
and many others

CONVENORS

Blane Lewis (The Australian National University)
Firman Witoelar Kartaadipoetra (The Australian National University)

ENQUIRIES

Indonesia.Project@anu.edu.au

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Dates & times

Monday 07 September 2020 to Thursday 10 September 2020

Location

Contact

Name: Indonesia Project
P: +61 2 6125 5954
E: indonesia ! project () anu ! edu ! au

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