Fajar Bambang Hirawan


H04 – Merewether Building,
The University of Sydney,
NSW, 2006,

Fajar Bambang Hirawan CV

Areas of interest
  • Macroeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Food Security
  • Indonesian Economy

Ph.D in Economics, The University of Sydney (2013 - present)

Master Degree in Development Studies, University of Rome "La Sapienza" (2008 - 2009)

Bachelor Degree in Economics, University of Indonesia (2002 - 2006)


Australian Development Scholarship (2013 - 2017)

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - SPES Development Studies, University of Rome "La Sapienza" Scholarship (2008 - 2009)

The United Financial of Japan (UFJ) Scholarship (2004 - 2006)


The Pattern of Growth and Employment in the Process of Structural Change in Indonesia: Examining the Role of Farm Sector in Indonesia 1993 - 2007 (Master thesis)

The Effectiveness of Quantum Channel in the Transmission Mechanism of Monetary Policy, Study Case of Indonesia 1993 - 2005 (Undergraduate thesis)


(2014) 13th Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Doctoral Student Conference, University of Indonesia, 18 – 24 August 2014 (“The role of investment in promoting economic growth and food security in Indonesia”)

(2013) Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY), The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, 17 - 20 October 2013

(2013) Global Conference on Agriculture Economics and Environment Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 - 30 September 2013 ("Should ASEAN member countries depend on ASEAN to achieve their food security?")

Journal Articles

(2013) "The Role of Regional Trade and Agricultural Products' Competitiveness in ASEAN to Promote Food Security", ANALISIS CSIS, Vol. 42 No. 4, 2013, pp. 457 - 474.

(2012), (with Dandy Rafitrandi) “Firm Growth in the Midst of the Uncertain Regulatory Framework and Rising Protectionist Measures”, The Indonesian Quarterly, Vol. 40 No. 2, 2012.

(2012), (with Peter Simojoki) “Achieving Food Security in Indonesia through Developing Investment, Services, and Regional Trade”, The Indonesian Quarterly, Vol. 40 No. 1, 2012, pp. 51 – 63.

(2011), (with Widdi Mugijayani) “Questioning Political Will on Food Security in Indonesia : Rice Policy Development Review”, The Indonesian Quarterly, Vol 39 No. 1, 2011.

Book Chapters

(2012) “The Indonesian Palm Oil Export's Prospect and Competitiveness in the European Union and China Market”, in Dulu Mendengar Sekarang Bicara: Kumpulan Tulisan Ekonom Muda FEUI, Jakarta: ILUNI FEUI, pp. 241 - 269.

(2012) “Food Security through Rice Self-Sufficiency in Indonesia: Prospects and Challenges”, in Hernandez, Carolina (ed.), Mainstreaming Human Security in ASEAN Integration, Vol. 1, Diliman, Quezon City: ISDS Inc, pp. 238 - 269.

(2012) “The Importance of Investment, Services, and Regional Trade in Promoting Food Security in Indonesia: A Case of Rice Commodity”, in G-20 Korea Global Leadership Fellowship Research Papers, Seoul: KDI School of Public Policy and Management.

(2011) “The Impact of Palm Oil Plantations on Indonesia's Rural Economy”, in Intal, Jr, Ponciano S., Sothea Oum, and M.J. Simorangkir (eds.), Agricultural Development, Trade and Regional Cooperation in Developing East Asia, Jakarta: ERIA, pp. 211 – 266.

Other Articles

(2013) Trade Relations between Indonesia and Australia is not too Significant but very Important, Media Indonesia Newspaper, 28 November 2013 (in Indonesian language)

(2013) FAO Award and Food Security, KOMPAS Newspaper, 5 September, 2013 (in Indonesian language).

(2013) Dilemma for National Food Fulfillment, Media Indonesia Newspaper, 2 August, 2013 (in Indonesian language).

(2013) Is the FAO Award another controversy? The Jakarta Post Newspaper, 19 June, 2013. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/06/19/is-fao-award-another-controversy.html