The 4th IRSA Institute & the 23rd PRSCO Conference (PRSCO 2013)

20132-4 July 2013, Bandung – West Java
The 4th IRSA Institute & the 23rd PRSCO Conference (PRSCO 2013)
“Green Growth and Global Recovery: A Regional Perspective”
Chair: Mohamad Fahmi
Host: IRSA, PRSCO, FEB UNPAD (Faculty of Economics and Business – Padjadjaran University) and BAPPENAS

INTRODUCTION TO INDOTERM: AN INTER-REGIONAL CGE MODEL OF THE INDONESIAN ECONOMY

INTRODUCTION

Indonesia is one of the largest archipelagos that has undergone rapid economic progress yet still left big inter-regional disparity. The large gap in the development outcomes between regions coupled with a widening income gap between the rich and the poor have raised serious concern over the quality of the economic growth the country has achieved. Various initiatives including government policies and directives to narrow the gap have been attempted. MP3EI program, for example, is among many important directives that the current government initiated.

Attempt to improve inter-regional economic equality requires not only understanding the different economic characteristics of each specific region, but also how all regions connect among each other through trade and factors of production mobility. The complexity of such relationship requires an economic tool that integrates both theoretically consistent framework of how the Indonesian economy including its different regions works as well as an information and data which is consistent with the economic theories and how interaction among economic agents and regions in a real word. An inter-regional computable general equilibrium model is an analytical tool that can help analyze various issues of interrelationships among regions that are both has consistency in economic theory and empirical data. IndoTERM model is one of the class of such model developed by renowned worldwide national and international expert yet has not been fully utilized in the academic and the policy making arena.

OBJECTIVES

The general objective of this training is to introduce, familiarize its use, and equip the participants with the IndoTerm model to be used in policy-oriented research. It is expected that after the training, the participants:

  1. Understand the basic concept, theoretical foundation, data construction, and assumptions of the IndoTerm model for a better understanding of what the model can be used for.
  2. Are familiar with how to use the model to perform various relevant simulations and interpret their results.
  3. Understand the role of economic models like IndoTerm in improving the analytical quality of government policies or directives on the issue of connectivity in Indonesian in particular or regional development in general.

PARTICIPANTS

Participants of the training are Indonesian participants who attend PRSCO 2013 (the 23rd Pacific Conference of RSAI and the 4th IRSA Institute).


VENUE

TRAINING VENUE

The training held in the Training Room of the Center for Economics and Development Studies, Padjadjaran University (CEDS UNPAD).

Jalan Cimandiri No. 6
Bandung – 40115
West Java – Indonesia.
Website: www.ceds.fe.unpad.ac.id

CONFERENCE VENUE

The whole conference will be held at the Savoy Homann Hotel.

SAVOY HOMANN HOTEL

The Savoy Homann Bidakara Hotel is a historic luxury four star hotel located on Asia Afrika Street, Bandung, Indonesia. It was built in 1939 replacing the 19th century Homann Hotel. Designed by the Dutch architect Albert Aalbers, the hotel features art deco exterior and interior, and historic furniture. It is an architectural heritage and a fine example of art deco colonial architecture of the East Indies.

Jalan Asia Afrika No. 112
Bandung – 40261
West Java – Indonesia
T: +62.22.423.2244
F: +62.22.423.6187
e: info@savoyhomann-hotel.com
w: www.savoyhomann-hotel.com


COMMITTEE

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Edgard Moncayo (ACER : Colombian Association of Regional Studies)
Luis Armando Galvis (ACER : Colombian Association of Regional Studies)
Normand Asuad (AMECIDER : Mexican Association of Science for Regional Development)
Jorge Serrano (AMECIDER : Mexican Association of Science for Regional Development)
John Madden (ANZRSAI : Australian and New Zealand Section of Regional Science Association International)
Paul Dalziel (ANZRSAI : Australian and New Zealand Section of Regional Science Association International)
Sarwar Jahan (BRSA : Bangladesh Regional Science Association)
Md. Fakrul Islam (BRSA : Bangladesh Regional Science Association)
Richard Shearmur (CRSA : Canadian Regional Science Association)
David Edgington (CRSA : Canadian Regional Science Association)
Dai-Gee Shaw (CRSA-T : Chinese Regional Science Association-Taiwan)
Shin-Kun Peng (CRSA-T : Chinese Regional Science Association-Taiwan)
C.R. Pathak (Indian RSA : Indian Regional Science Association)
P. Nag (Indian RSA : Indian Regional Science Association)
Budy P. Resosudarmo (IRSA : Indonesian Regional Science Association)
Arief Anshory Yusuf (IRSA : Indonesian Regional Science Association)
Yuzuru Miyata (JSRSAI : Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International)
Yoshiro Higano (JSRSAI : Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International)
Makoto Tawada (JSRSAI : Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International)
Hiroyuki Shibusawa (JSRSAI : Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International)
Jichung Yang (KRSA : Korean Regional Science Association)
Sung-Bae Kim (KRSA : Korean Regional Science Association)
Mohd. Yusof bin Kasim (MRSA : Malaysian Regional Science Association)
I. Yussof (MRSA : Malaysian Regional Science Association)
Patricio Aroca (SOCHER : Chilean Association of Regional Studies)
Dusan Paredes A. (SOCHER : Chilean Association of Regional Studies)
L.J. Gibson (WRSA : Western Regional Science Association)
D.A. Plane (WRSA : Western Regional Science Association)
Rachel Franklin (WRSA : Western Regional Science Association)
Roger Stough (WRSA : Western Regional Science Association)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Steering Committee:
Prof. Dr. Armida Alisjahbana (President of IRSA)
Dr. Nury Effendi (Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University)
Prof. Rina Indiastuti (Vice Rector for General Administration and Finance, Padjadjaran University)
Dr. Budy P. Resosudarmo (Vice President of IRSA)
Dr. D.S. Priyarsono (Vice President of IRSA)
Dr. Arief Anshory Yusuf (General Secretary of IRSA)
Dr. Budiono (Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University)
Prof. Dr. Sri Mulyani (Vice Dean for General Administration Affairs, Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University)
Popy Rufaidah, Ph.D. (Vice Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs, Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University)
Dr. Kodrat Wibowo (Head of Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University)

Chair:
Dr. Mohamad Fahmi (Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University)

Secretariat:
Heriyaldi – Coordinator (Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University)
Yangki Imade Suara (Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University)
Juwan Alfauz

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Prof. Ari Kuncoro (University of Indonesia – Indonesia)
Dr. Djoni Hartono (University of Indonesia – Indonesia)
Dr. Teguh Dartanto (University of Indonesia – Indonesia)
Dr. Kodrat Wibowo (Padjadjaran University – Indonesia)
Dr. Maman Setiawan (Padjadjaran University – Indonesia)
Dr. Mohamad Fahmi (Padjadjaran University – Indonesia)
Dr. Raden Muhamad Purnagunawan (Padjadjaran University – Indonesia)
Dr. Ronnie Susman Natawidjadja (Padjadjaran University – Indonesia)
Dr. Wawan Hermawan (Padjadjaran University – Indonesia)
Dr. Yayan Satyakti (Padjadjaran University – Indonesia)
Dr. Zuzy Anna (Padjadjaran University – Indonesia)
Dr. D. S. Priyarsono (Bogor Agricultural University – Indonesia)
Dr. Ernan Rustiadi (Bogor Agricultural University – Indonesia)
Dr. Rimawan Pradiptyo (Gadjah Mada University – Indonesia)
Dr. Bernadette Robiani (Sriwijaya University – Indonesia)
Dr. Muhammad Handry Imansyah (Lambung Mangkurat University – Indonesia)
Dr. Joko Mariyono (University of Pancasakti – Indonesia)
Ibnu Syabri (Bandung Institute of Technology – Indonesia)
Dr. Maxensius Tri Sambodo (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, LIPI – Indonesia)
Dr. Sumedi Andono Mulyo (National Development Planning Agencies, BAPPENAS – Indonesia)
Dr. Mia Amalia (National Development Planning Agencies, BAPPENAS – Indonesia)
Dr. Hidayat Amir (Ministry of Finance, MoF – Indonesia)
Dr. Titik Anas (Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS – Indonesia)
Dr. Hermanto (Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies, ICASEP – Indonesia)
Prof. Mitsuhiko Kataoka (Chiba Keizai University – Japan)
Dr. Arianto A. Patunru (Australian National University – Australia)
Dr. Daniel Suryadarma (Australian National University – Australia)
Dr. Paul J. Burke (Australian National University – Australia)
Dr. Yogi Vidyattama (Australian National University – Australia)
Dr. Riyana Miranti (University of Canberra – Australia)
Dr. Devanto Sasta Pratomo (National University of Singapore – Singapore)
Arya Gaduh (University of Southern California – USA)