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Breaking Down Indonesia’s 2022 State Budget
October 19, 2021

Breaking Down Indonesia’s 2022 State Budget

By James Guild
In 2022, the state intends to continue its robust spending on the areas most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: health and social assistance.

Reappraising the Economic Legacy of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
September 28, 2021

Reappraising the Economic Legacy of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

By James Guild
Many of the Indonesian leader's economic decisions seem better with the benefit of hindsight.
Indonesia: Dividing the Spoils
September 27, 2021

Indonesia: Dividing the Spoils

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Keith Loveard about inequity and his latest book.

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act
August 25, 2021

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act

By James Guild
While trade is important as countries seek to bounce back from COVID-19, you need to poke a little deeper to get a full picture of the current account.

The Curious Case of Garuda Indonesia
July 06, 2021

The Curious Case of Garuda Indonesia

By James Guild
The company's primary goal is not to make a profit for the Indonesian state.

What Is the Indonesia Battery Corporation?
June 15, 2021

What Is the Indonesia Battery Corporation?

By James Guild
Blessed with abundant nickel deposits, the nation hopes to position itself as a global hub of electric vehicle production.

How Jokowi Solved Indonesia’s Toll Road Dilemma. Sort Of.
May 11, 2021

How Jokowi Solved Indonesia’s Toll Road Dilemma. Sort Of.

By James Guild
In breaking through old bottlenecks, Indonesia's president has blurred the lines between the state and private enterprise.
How Independent Should Bank Indonesia (or any Central Bank) Be?
April 06, 2021

How Independent Should Bank Indonesia (or any Central Bank) Be?

By James Guild
It is worth questioning the dictum that central banks should occupy their own autonomous policy space.

Is Another Taper Tantrum on the Way in Southeast Asia?
March 30, 2021

Is Another Taper Tantrum on the Way in Southeast Asia?

By James Guild
Rising U.S. bond yields have prompted fears of capital flight from Southeast Asian economies. How serious is the threat?

Indonesia Has Plans to Expand Its Money Market. Is That a Good Idea?
February 09, 2021

Indonesia Has Plans to Expand Its Money Market. Is That a Good Idea?

By James Guild
Money markets could bring great benefits to the country's economy, alongside an injection of systemic risk.

Will Financial Scandals Undermine Indonesia’s Model of Economic Development?
January 26, 2021

Will Financial Scandals Undermine Indonesia’s Model of Economic Development?

By James Guild
Corruption within state-run enterprises threatens to tarnish the country's mixed development model.
Jokowi Receives First Shot as Indonesia Begins CoronaVac Roll-out
January 13, 2021

Jokowi Receives First Shot as Indonesia Begins CoronaVac Roll-out

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement comes as confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to spike across the archipelago.

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