Thank you for visiting my page. It is my pleasure to welcome you to this page as an easy access to my articles, lectures, books and all academic works that I have developed as a scholar. This page is provided for students, academics, bureaucrats, journalists, politicians, and any guests who are interested to my works and activities. I am a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Public Policy and Management, or formerly Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Gadjah Mada Unive...[detail]
"Decentralization and Local Governance, Indonesian Experience". IPD Roundtable Discussion, Denpasar, Bali.
23 Mei 2017
A friendly yet fruitful discussion involving experts and researchers was conducted by the IPD (Institute for Peace and Democracy). The discussion was meant for gathering updated information about Indonesia and the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam) countries. I presented some notes about the Indonesian experience on implementing decentralization policy. Much has been achieved by decentralization, and at least the policy has been able to prevent a nation break-up, a fear of Balkanization that was argued by many policy makers in Indonesia. Nevertheless, in terms of the ultimate goals of decentralization, Vietnam experience in linking the policy with the improvement of local business climate seemed to be much better. At any rate, there is a lot of opportunities for experts in Indonesia and CLMV countries to discuss current issues in local governance and to learn from each other.
Syllabus, Public Budgeting
01 Februari 2017
The accompanying document is the syllabus for the subject of public budgeting. Designed specifically for the IUP (International Undergraduate Program) of Public Policy and Management, the syllabus covers the basic concepts of fiscal policies, budget cycles in different levels of government, fiscal decentralisation, capital expenditures, and various issues of budgeting policies in Indonesian context.
Controlling Inflation: The Policy Options
02 Maret 2016
How to control inflation rate has been the main policy challenge in many countries as it relates to other macroeconomic indicators such as investment, employment, interest rate, etc. Yet the fundamental principles on inflation remains the same, that it is influenced by both demand and supply sides. The tricky parts of the policy is how to keep inflation rate that supports economic growth and ensure adequate employment.
Lecture #3 Financial Policy Instruments
01 Maret 2016
This lecture explains financial policy instruments that are usually used in managing the national economy.
The IS-LM Model and Public Policy Analysis
18 Februari 2016
Although much of microeconomics and macroeconomics theoretical explanation need to be understood by students in public finance, I chose to use the IS-LM model to explain the fundamental logic of fiscal and monetary policies. The model is easy to understand for most non-economic students, though admittedly many simplification is used. The MPPA students would be mostly dealing with fiscal policy rather than monetary policy. But it is important that they understand the relations between these two important aspects of national public finance.