Prof Budy Resosudarmo


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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. Among others are on the issues of energy transformation and integration, disaster management and insurances, and development in lagging regions. 

Budy is the Head of the ANU Indonesia Project, a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International, a member of the Advisory Committee of  the Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA), a member of the Advisory Committee of the Economy and Environment Institute-Indonesia (EEI-Indonesia), and an ex-officio member of the Council of the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organizer.

Career highlights

President of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (2021-2023), 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)

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; Impact Evaluation; Panel Data and Spatial Analysis.

Current student projects

  • José Cobián Álvarez (Disater Management)
  • Pyan Amin (Digital Economy)
  • Abdul Nasir (Oil and Gas Mining Policy)
  • Inggrid (Innovationa and Development)
  • Agung Widodo (Childhood Living Condition)

Available student projects

Various topics related to:

  • environment, natural resource and sustainable development
  • natural hazard, climate change and adaptation
  • rural and agricultural development
  • poverty and inequality
  • decentralization and regional development
  • migration, trade and the quality of life
  • computable general equilibrium models
  • impact evaluation, panel data and spatial analysis

Past student projects

  • Child Development: Riswandi (2023)
  • East Asian Energy and Climate Policy: Yuventus (2022)
  • Migration: Christhoper Cabuay (2021)
  • 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) 


BSc (Electrical, ITB), MSc (OR, Delaware), PhD (Dev. Econ, Cornell)

Education/Academic qualification

Economics of Development, PhD, The Impact of Environmental Policies on A Developing Economy: An Application To Indonesia, Cornell University

Award Date: 25 May 1996

Operations Research, Master, Management of the Indonesian Flying Fish, University of Delaware

Award Date: 1 Jun 1991

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor, Bandung Institute of Technology

Award Date: 28 Feb 1986

Expertise Areas

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Economic Development and Growth
  • Environment and Resource Economics
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Econometric and Statistical Methods
  • Ecological Economics
  • Poverty and Inequality


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