Aris Ananta is an economist demographer with a multi-disiplinary perspective. He first studied economics from University of Indonesia in 1973-1977. He received his Master in Socio-economic Statistics from George Washington University in 1978 and PhD in Population Economics from Duke University in 1983. He was inaugurated as Professor in Economics, University of Indonesia in 1995. In 2015, he is back to the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia, after 2 years in Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, and 14 years with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.
Evi Nurvidya Arifin is a social statistician, majoring in demography, with an inter-disciplinary approach. She has been applying her statistical expertise beyond demography since she earned her Ph.D in Social Statistics from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, in 2001. She obtained her Master in Population and Manpower Studies from University of Indonesia in 1995. She received her undergraduate degree in Public Nutrition from Bogor Institute of Agriculture in 1987. She is now affiliated with the Centre for Ageing Studies, University of Indonesia, after doing her post-doctoral fellow at the Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore and later being a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
“A self-proclaimed economist who is really a demographer and with ethnographic tendencies trying to figure out how the world works and how it can get a little bit better.”
– says his daughter