Posted in: Economy

Talking Indonesia: inequality

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Inequality in Indonesia has reached record levels. What is driving this inequality, and what does Indonesian society look like as a result? Dr Dave McRae explores these issues and more with Dr Matthew Wai-Poi in the latest Talking Indonesia podcast.

Oil and gas exploration: free the data

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Indonesian oil and gas exploration has been described as "in crisis", with analysts pinning the blame on excessive and contradictory regulations and an inefficient bureaucracy. Senior ABC journalist Helen Brown spoke to Andang Bachtiar about his efforts to improve data access in the sector in this piece for Indonesia at Melbourne.

Talking Indonesia: resource nationalism

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What is resource nationalism, what is driving its emergence in Indonesia, and what does it mean for the country? Dr Dave McRae explores these issues with PhD candidate Eve Warburton in the latest Talking Indonesia podcast.

Why trade liberalisation should be part of Indonesia’s economic diplomacy

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Indonesian diplomats have been encouraged to promote the country's exports and attract more foreign investment. But as Awidya Santikajaya writes, unless trade liberalisation is also part of the discussion, their efforts will not come to much.

Are vested interests always lurking behind Indonesian policymaking?

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Poor economic policy outcomes in Indonesia are often blamed on "vested interests" - elites who enjoy privileged access to political parties and government officials. But as Matthew Busch argues, this explanation tells only part of the story.

Can Indonesian growth survive the end of the resources boom?

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The first decade of Indonesian democracy coincided with a dramatic resources boom. As Professor Ross Garnaut writes, the test for Indonesia is how it responds now that the boom is over.

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