Talking Indonesia: Jokowi’s economic policies

Two years after President Joko Widodo’s inauguration, how has his government performed on economic management? Are current policy settings appropriate? How has the government’s tax amnesty panned out? And has the government’s perceived new emphasis on ties with China changed Chinese involvement in the economy?


In this week’s Talking Indonesia podcast, I explore these issues with Dr Yose Rizal Damuri, head of economics at Jakarta-based think tank the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).


Look out for a new Talking Indonesia podcast every fortnight, hosted alternately by Dr Dave McRae and Dr Ken Setiawan. Catch up on previous episodes here, subscribe via iTunes or listen via your favourite podcasting app.


Photo by Dave McRae.

Dave McRae is a Senior Lecturer at the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. He is also an Associate at the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society.