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 Indonesia today is a different Indonesia compared to when it first proclaimed its independence in 1945, when it started a new economic paradigm in 1966, and even when it began its democratic reform in 1998.  Today, Indonesia exists in a vastly different social, economical, and political environments. This book, Indonesian Economy: Entereing a New Era, has been prepared with this “new era” in mind.

     Indonesia and the rest of the world have entered a new era of challenges and approaches. The new global and local eras necessitate different approaches as economic policies are not made in social and political vacuum.  This book aims to examine what happened during the current Indonesia, in the new era. It focuses on the events during the reform period, while also discussing the events since the beginning of the New Order.  It also presents some policy recommendations for the current government of Indonesia, in the context of a search for a new world development paradigm.

    The book  is expected to be very useful for both beginners and experts on Indonesian economy.  However,  the book does not  cover all economic issues in Indonesia during the new era.  It focuses on  three macro issues examined in three parts, apart from the introduction. Part I introduces the book and provides  a brief history of Indonesian economy since the beginning of the New Order (1966-1998).  Part II, consisting of four chapters, covers the   monetary and fiscal issues, which are the core tools in macro-economic policies that have been important sources of boom and bust in the economies. Recognizing the importance of Indonesia’s large population with the rising income and aspiration, Part III, consisting of three chapters, examines the domestic market. Focusing on the domestic market is a recognition that Indonesia should be less dependent on export promotion and financial liberalization. Had Indonesia been very successful in its drive for export promotion and financial liberalization, the impact of the 2008-2009 global crisis on Indonesian economy would have been much greater. Part III also  indicates the need for  a change of development paradigm in Indonesia’s economic development, by providing more weights to domestic economy.

   The search for new  development paradigms have also been going on in  all over the world. The main focus of the Part  IV, which comprises three chapters, is to further discuss new world development paradigms from an Indonesian perspective. Read the rest of this entry »


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The Indonesian Development Experience


The Indonesian Development Experience: 

 A  Collection of Writings and Speeches


This book, written by Widjojo Nitisastro, the influential economist and architect of the economy during the beginning of the New Order  in Indonesia, will be published by Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in the middle of 2011. It has a rich selection of speeches and writings of Professor Widjojo Nitisastro during 1968 to 1993.  Much of his life’s work was dedicated to radically changing Indonesia’s command economy (during Soekarno era) to focus on development planning using economic analysis.  He is one of the most respected and influential economists of the twentieth century.


This book provides invaluable insight for all who are interested in Indonesia’s economic development. It is divided into six parts: Indonesia’s Development Plan; Implementation of Indonesian Development; Facing Economic Crises; Foreign Debt Management; Equity and Development; and Indonesia and the World.(*)


Related articles:

* Widjojo Nitisastro and Changes to  Development Paradigms

* Widjojo Nitisastro: Perombak Paradigma Pembangunan (e-books)


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Widjojo Nitisastro: Perombak Paradigma Pembangunan

9  Maret 2011

Pengunjung  Mletiko  Yang  Budiman,

Heran dan senang, bahwa tulisan “Perubahan Paradigma Pembangunan: Widjojo Nitisastro”  di Mletiko masih sering dikunjungi.   Padahal tulisan ini telah muncul di Mletiko pada tanggal 20 Januari 2010. Selama setahun, tulisan ini menerima kunjungan sebanyak  1.162 kali.


Untuk menambah informasi tentang  Bapak Widjojo Nitisastro, pembaca dapat membaca tiga buku mengenai beliau secara gratis (e-book):

Kesan Para Sahabat tentang Widjojo Nitisastro

 Testimonial of Friends about Widjojo Nitisastro    (terjemahan dari Buku Kesan Para Sahabat tentang Widjojo Nitisastro)

Tributes for Widjojo Nitisastro by Friends from 27 Foreign Countries



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Selamat membaca.


 Aris Ananta

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In Indonesia: A Lion Dance, an Islamic New Year, and the Anniversary of a City

Evi Nurvidya Arifin
Aris Ananta

OPINION ASIA, 21 Dec 2009

It was in the morning of December 17th, 2009, when we received an email in Bahasa Indonesia from our Muslim friend living in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia.

Albeit in broken English, the email stated “Peace be upon you, good morning and be prosperous for all of you. Today, there will be a Barongsay festival for the region of Ciayumajakuning conducted in front of the Tumenggeng Wiracula (Sam Cay Khong) graveyard, South Sukalila at to 3.30 pm. Shall we watch the festival together!!!”

Our friend told us that the Barongsay festival – Barongsay refers to the Chinese lion dance in Indonesia – was one of a series of performances on occasion of the 640th anniversary of the city of Cirebon. On December 18th 2009, the city celebrated its 640th birthday, ostensibly just another ordinary anniversary. However, the day also marked the first day of the Muharram month of the Islamic New Year (1431). In Indonesia, the Islamic New Year is a public holiday. This year it fell on Friday, meaning a long weekend!

The aforementioned email portended a number of themes that intersect fascinatingly in recent Indonesian history.

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