PAPER AWARDS

IRSA-BKF Paper Awards on Institution, Health and Regional Economic Growth

Eligible Topics

Research paper topics that will be considered for this award should discuss an issue related to the impact of institutional quality and health performances on regional economic growth. Particular attention is given to those discussing these issues related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Such topics could be, but are not limited to:

  1. The roles of national or local institutions in improving regional standard minimum health services and development
  2. The effectiveness of local health services in accelerating regional development
  3. The impacts of health fiscal budget on inducing regional competitiveness and economic growth
  4. Local government creative financing schemes in strengthening and improving delivery of health services
  5. Community support on improving institutional quality and health service proficiency.

The Award

The selected papers will receive Rp. 2,000,000.- per paper and an opportunity to present at the IRSA-BKF special session on Institution, Health and Regional Economic Growth. In addition, the authors will be given the option to have their works published in the BKF-MOF accredited journal, Kajian Ekonomi dan Keuangan (http://www.fiskal.kemenkeu.go.id/ejournal/index.php/kek) or in the IRSA Book Series on Regional Development.

Context

Soon after the first COVID-19 case was detected in Jakarta on 2 March 2020, the pandemic spread throughout various regions in the country. By mid 2020, there was no province in Indonesia without any  COVID-19 cases. This pandemic outbreak not only shocked the on-going social and economic activities in many regions, but also revealed the weakness of institutional quality and health services in many parts of the country. The inability of many (both governmental and non-governmental) institutions in coordinating and encouraging communities to quickly adopt behaviours needed to prevent the spread of the virus was seen during the first year of the pandemic. Low quality of health facilities and services have also been reported in various regions of the country.

This pandemic, on the other hand, provides an opportunity for Indonesia to strengthen its institutions, both government and civil societies and both national and local institutions, as well as to build up better quality of health services throughout the country to protect the country from future pandemic outbreaks and to sustain the country’s economic development. For this, new ideas and innovations based on solid research are needed and these ideas need to be discussed and distributed to greater audiences.

In order to gather more ideas and innovations on how to strengthen institution, health and regional economic growth, Universitas Gadjah Mada, IRSA and BKF-MOF are collaborating to invite scholars to submit papers on these issues, particularly those related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Apply?

All papers related to the topics mentioned above that are submitted for presentation at the 16th IRSA International Conference will be considered for these IRSA-BKF Paper Awards. Four papers will be selected as winners. The papers should be presented at the Conference and all the terms and conditions of the IRSA Conference will apply to all applicants, i.e. paying registration fee etc.

Timelines

  • Deadline for submitting an abstract: 4 April 2021
  • Deadline for submitting the full paper: 21 June 2021
  • Notification of Winners: 13 July 2021

Submission

Extended paper abstract of about 500 words should be submitted online via http://www.conftool.com/irsa2021 by 4 April 2021. Abstract should consist of background, data and methodology, potential contributions, and keywords. Abstracts must be submitted in English, as also the full paper.

Mia Amalia is a planner at the Indonesia National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS). She works in the field of spatial planning, land management and environmental policy. She actively involves in developing long, medium and short-term national development plans since 2000. Mia has a Bachelor degree in environmental engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology, Master degree in environmental science from Universitas Indonesia and PhD degrees in environmental management and development from the Australia National University.
Dr. Mia Amalia
Mia Amalia is a planner at the Indonesia National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS). She works in the field of spatial planning, land management and environmental policy. She actively involves in developing long, medium and short-term national development plans since 2000. Mia has a Bachelor degree in environmental engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology, Master degree in environmental science from Universitas Indonesia and PhD degrees in environmental management and development from the Australia National University.

Dr. Mia Amalia

Martin Daniel Siyaranamual is a lecturer at the Department of Economics, Univeritas Padjadjaran. He is also a researcher at the Centre of Economics and Development Studies (CEDS), Universitas Padjadjaran and the head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at The National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K). Mr. Martin Siyaranamual’s research interest is in the area of environmental valuation, experimental economics, and social networks. His recent research topic is on the effect of social interactions in the provision of public goods. Martin Siyaranamual earned his Bachelor degree in economics from Universitas Padjadjaran, Master degree in environmental and natural resource economics from University of Toulouse and PhD degreee in environmental and natural resource economics from Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
Dr. Martin Siyaranamual
Martin Daniel Siyaranamual is a lecturer at the Department of Economics, Univeritas Padjadjaran. He is also a researcher at the Centre of Economics and Development Studies (CEDS), Universitas Padjadjaran and the head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at The National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K). Mr. Martin Siyaranamual’s research interest is in the area of environmental valuation, experimental economics, and social networks. His recent research topic is on the effect of social interactions in the provision of public goods. Martin Siyaranamual earned his Bachelor degree in economics from Universitas Padjadjaran, Master degree in environmental and natural resource economics from University of Toulouse and PhD degreee in environmental and natural resource economics from Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

Dr. Martin Siyaranamual

Alin Halimatussadiah is a lecture at the Department of Economics, Universitas Indonesia. She is also a researcher at the Institute for Economic and Social Research (LPEM), Universitas Indonesia. Alin Halimatussadiah is the secretary general of the Indonesian Regional Science Association. Her research interests are natural resource and environmental economics, agricultural economics and green economy. Alin Halimatussadiah received her Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees in economics from Universitas Indonesia.
Dr. Alin Halimatussadiah
Alin Halimatussadiah is a lecture at the Department of Economics, Universitas Indonesia. She is also a researcher at the Institute for Economic and Social Research (LPEM), Universitas Indonesia. Alin Halimatussadiah is the secretary general of the Indonesian Regional Science Association. Her research interests are natural resource and environmental economics, agricultural economics and green economy. Alin Halimatussadiah received her Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees in economics from Universitas Indonesia.

Dr. Alin Halimatussadiah

Yogi Vidyattama focuses his work in spatial and geographical economic analysis especially in microsimulation modelling, economic growth, income and wealth distribution and inequality. He joined University of Canberra in 2008 and since has been responsible for developing and enhancing NATSEM’s spatial microsimulation model. Yogi also has the responsibility in maintaining NATSEM’s Geographical Information System including conducting spatial analysis, supervising the works using mapping program and publishing the online maps. Yogi Vidyattama is a member of the Executive Council of the Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRSAI). He received his Bachelor degree in Economics from Universitas Indonesia and his Master and PhD degrees from the Australian national University.
Associate Professor Yogi Vidyattama
Yogi Vidyattama focuses his work in spatial and geographical economic analysis especially in microsimulation modelling, economic growth, income and wealth distribution and inequality. He joined University of Canberra in 2008 and since has been responsible for developing and enhancing NATSEM’s spatial microsimulation model. Yogi also has the responsibility in maintaining NATSEM’s Geographical Information System including conducting spatial analysis, supervising the works using mapping program and publishing the online maps. Yogi Vidyattama is a member of the Executive Council of the Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRSAI). He received his Bachelor degree in Economics from Universitas Indonesia and his Master and PhD degrees from the Australian national University.

Associate Professor Yogi Vidyattama

Milda Irhamni is the Associate Director of Research at J-PAL Southeast Asia. She supervises all research projects that are currently being developed and implemented by the J-PAL Southeast Asia. Milda also develops research project and teaches impact evaluation training. Her research interests include economics of the environment in developing countries, early childhood education, and gender dimension in development. Milda earned her PhD from University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Prior to J-PAL, she worked at the ILO as an economist, University of Indonesia as a lecturer, and the World Bank as a research analyst.
Milda Irhamni
Mia Amalia is a planner at the Indonesia National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS). She works in the field of spatial planning, land management and environmental policy. She actively involves in developing long, medium and short-term national development plans since 2000. Mia has a Bachelor degree in environmental engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology, Master degree in environmental science from Universitas Indonesia and PhD degrees in environmental management and development from the Australia National University.

Dr. Mia Amalia

Gumilang Sahadewo is a postdoctoral research fellow at J-PAL Southeast Asia and a lecturer at the Department of Economics Universitas Gadjah Mada. As a postdoc at J-PAL Southeast Asia, Gumilang conducts independent research and impact evaluation training. His research interests are economics of education. His current projects investigate the relationship between school resources and labor market earnings, the impact of the Dell Scholarship Program on various college outcomes, the effects of religious messages on choice of Islamic financing, and tobacco employment in Indonesia. Gumilang earned his PhD in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and his SE in economics from Universitas Gadjah Mada.
Gumilang Sahadewo
Mia Amalia is a planner at the Indonesia National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS). She works in the field of spatial planning, land management and environmental policy. She actively involves in developing long, medium and short-term national development plans since 2000. Mia has a Bachelor degree in environmental engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology, Master degree in environmental science from Universitas Indonesia and PhD degrees in environmental management and development from the Australia National University.

Dr. Mia Amalia