IRSA 2018

The Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) in collaboration with Sebelas Maret University will conduct in the 14th IRSA International Conference. The theme of the conference is Strengthening Regional and Local Economies, and it will be held in Solo, Central Java on 23-⁠24 July 2018. All are welcome to participate.

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Demographic Changes and Regional Development in Indonesia

Release Date: July 2017
Editor(s): Devanto S. Pratomo, Dias Satria, Budy P. Resosudarmo, D.S. Priyarsono and Hefrizal Handra
ISBN: 978-602-432-225-0
Publisher: Brawijaya University Press (UB-Press)
Series: IRSA Book Series on Regional Development No. 14
Price: IDR 100,000 (USD 10)

This book discusses demographic changes and regional development in Indonesia. The first part consists of chapters discussing the demographic dividend period, characterized by a decrease in the Indonesian dependency ratio, thus posing less of a challenge to both the Indonesian economy and regional development. Chapters in the second part of the book focus on migration, urbanization, and inter-connectivity, as the movement of people is an important issue governing regional demographic and labour market balances. Chapters related to education and health issues as the driver of human capital investment make up the third part of this book. Finally, the last part discusses classical regional inequality issues that will remain a challenge for Indonesia for several decades to come.

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Sam Ratulangi University

About Sam Ratulangi University

Sam Ratulangi University (Universitas Sam Ratulangi, abbreviated as UNSRAT) is a state university in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. It was established on September 14, 1965.


The Faculty of Economics and Business – Sam Ratulangi University (FEB-UnSrat) and IRSA

Faculty of Economics and Business, Sam Ratulangi University will hosted the 6th IRSA International Institute (2017).

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Call for Papers – IRSA 2017

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Call for Papers
Maritime Infrastructure and Regional Development

The Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) in collaboration with Sam Ratulangi University invites scholars, practitioners and graduate students to submit papers to be presented in the 6th IRSA International Institute. The theme of the conference is Maritime Infrastructure and Regional Development, and it will be held in Manado, North Sulawesi on 17-18 July 2017.

 Potential topics to be discussed in this conference include, but are not limited to:
  • Eastern Indonesia Regional Development
  • Infrastructure Development and Financing Infrastructure Development
  • Logistic and Transportation
  • National and Regional Competitiveness
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Village Fund for Infrastructure


  • Political Economy and Governance of Regional Development
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Regional/International Trade, Public Finance, Investment and Inflation
  • Rural Development, Agriculture, Urban Issues, Rural-Urban Migration
  • Other Topics Related to Regional Science or Regional Developmen




Extended paper abstract of about 250-500 words should be submitted online via by 14 April 2017. Abstract should consist of background, data and methodology, potential contribution to knowledge, and keywords. Abstracts must be submitted in English, as also the full paper.

Paper sessions are seminar-style for each paper and ample time for discussion and for participants to provide constructive feedback to authors. Paper presentations will be in English.

Important dates for conference:
□ Abstract submission open
□ Abstract submission due
□ Early bird registration open
□ Abstract acceptance notification:
□ Early bird registration due
□ Full Paper submission due
□ Paper presenter registration due
□ Non presenter registration due
□ Conference date
: Dec 30, 2016
: April 14, 2017
: May 1, 2017
: May 19, 2017
: June 2, 2017
: June 23, 2017
: June 25, 2017
: July 5, 2017
: July 17-18, 2017
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Tourism and Sustainable Regional Development

Release Date: July 2016
Editor(s): I Komang Gde Bendesa, Luh Gede Meydianawathi, Hefrizal Handra, Djoni Hartono, D.S. Priyarsono, Budy P. Resosudarmo and Arief A. Yusuf
ISBN: 978-602-624-253-2
Publisher: Padjadjaran University Press (UNPAD-Press)
Series: IRSA Book Series on Regional Development No. 14
Price: IDR 100,000 (USD 10)

This book is a collection of papers on the issues surrounding tourism. The first part contains papers discussing the issues of sustainable development in Indonesia. The second part focuses on the development of the tourism sector and its implications on regional development. The last part of the book discusses various aspects of the tourism sector, such as the issue of branding, image and environmental management.

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