Professor Budy P. Resosudarmo

BSc (Electrical, ITB), MSc (OR, Delaware), PhD (Dev. Econ, Cornell)
Professor, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics; Deputy Head, Poverty and Inequality Research Centre; Researcher, ANU Indonesia Project
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Economic Development And Growth 140202
  • Urban And Regional Economics 140218
  • Agricultural Economics 140201
  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Ecological Economics 149902
  • Econometric And Statistical Methods 140302

Research interests

Development Economics; Resource and Environmental Economics; Urban and Regional Economics; Poverty and Inequality; Public Policy; Resource and Environmental Modelling; Computable General Equilibrium Modelling; Panel Data and Spatial Analysis.


Budy P. Resosudarmo is a developmental and environmental economist working on the economy-wide impact of economic and environmental policies on local economies, household incomes, human development and the environment, and analysing the political economy of environmental policies and natural resource utilisation. In conducting his research, he implements, among others, impact evaluation, spatial and inter-regional modelling techniques. He currently collaborates with several Indonesian research institutes, researching various developmental and environmental issues in Southeast Asia, particularly in Eastern Indonesia.

Budy is a member of the Council of the Regional Science Association International, member of the Director Board of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE) and member of the Advisory Committee of the Economy and Environment Institute-Indonesia (EEI-Indonesia).

Career highlights

President of the Regional Science Association International (2017-2018), Head of the ANU Indonesia Project (2011-2017); President of the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO) (2013-2015); Indonesia Senior Practitioner Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2015); Vice President of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE) (2012-2015); Vice President, Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) (2009-2017); Researcher at the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (1996-2001); lecturer at the Graduate Program in Economics, Faculty of Economics-University of Indonesia (1997-2001); Fulbright visiting fellow at the J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2001); postdoctoral associate at the Community Development and Applied Economics, University of Vermont (1998-1999)

Available student projects

Various topics related to:

  • environmental and natural resource extraction policies
  • climate change and adaptation
  • natural disaster
  • development and environment
  • technological changes in agriculture
  • decentralization, regional development and poverty reduction
  • migration, environmental quality and the quality of life
  • computable general equilibrium models
  • panel data and spatial analysis

Current student projects

  • José Cobián Álvarez (Disater Management)
  • Riswanti (Education)
  • Christhoper Cabuay (Migration)
  • Yuventus Effendi (Energy Policy in Asia)
  • Abdul Nasir (Oil and Gas Mining Policy)
  • Inggrid (Innovationa and Development)
  • Chitra Septyandrica (Natural Resources and Institution)
  • Agung Widodo (Diversity, Childhood Living Condition and Development)

Past student projects

  • Micro and Small Enterprises: Anna Falentina (2019)
  • Traditional Social Institutions and Human Development: Umbu Reku Raya (2019)
  • Food Security, Social Capital and Migration: Rus'an Nasrudin (2019)
  • Trade and Inequality: Yessi Vadila (2019)
  • Institution and Food Security: Kimlong Chheng (2018)
  • Countercyclical Fiscal Stimulus: Abdurohman (2013)
  • Energy and Climate Change Policy Impacts in ASEAN: Ditya Nurdianto (2011)
  • Equity and Environmental Policy in Indonesia: Arief Anshory Yusuf (2008)
  • Regional Growth Patterns in Indonesia since 1970s: Yogi Vidyattama (2008) 


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