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Rizal Shidiq

Economies in Southeast Asia

Dr. A.R. Shidiq
+31 71 527 8057

Rizal Shidiq is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.

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Fields of interest

I am an economist by training with primary fields in development economics and monetary theory, and secondary field public choice. I have extensive research experience especially in development microeconomics, political economy, and trade. I have conducted field researches and large-survey analysis in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Nepal with substantial experience in working with government and international agencies. Currently my research topics are on political connections in developing countries and poverty.


  • PhD in Economics, George Mason University (expected 2016)
  • MSc in Development Economics, SOAS, University of London (2002)
  • Sarjana Ekonomi (BA in Economics), University of Indonesia (1999)


  • University Lecturer, Leiden University (2015 – present)
  • Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School (2011-2013)
  • Graduate Lecturer, George Mason University (2010)
  • Short-term Consultants, The World Bank (2008-2014)
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Indonesia (2002 – 2007)
  • Research Associate, The Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, LPEM-FEUI (1999 – 2007)

Key publications


  • What Happened in the Early Years of Democracy: Indonesia’s Experience (with Philips J. Vermonte), Middle East Development Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2013. (Also a chapter in Diwan, Ishac (ed.), Understanding The Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings, World Scientific Publishing, 2014)

  • Does Asymmetric Information Model Help in Explaining Sharecropping in Agrarian Economy? A Literature Survey, Economics and Finance in Indonesia, No 1, 2007

  • Decentralization and Rent Seeking in Indonesia, Economics and Finance in Indonesia, Vol LI, No 2, June 2003

  • Quarterly Indonesian Economy Analysis, (with Mohamad Ikhsan and Vid Adrison), Economics and Finance in Indonesia, XLVIII No 1, March 2000
  • Quarterly Indonesian Economy Analysis, (with Mohamad Ikhsan), Economics and Finance in Indonesia, XLVII No 4, December 1999
  • Quarterly Indonesian Economy Analysis, (with Mohamad Ikhsan, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, and Arie Damayanti), Economics and Finance in Indonesia, XLVII No 2, June 1999

Working Paper

  • Price Shocks, Child Growth, and Self Protection: Evidence from Food Price Crisis in Indonesia, (with Futoshi Yamauchi and Donald Larson), working paper, in progress, 2015

  • Sharing Prosperity: The Poverty, Growth, and Equity Nexus in Thailand, (with Emmanuel Skoufias and Sailesh Tiwari), working paper, 2014

  • What A Difference A Little ”COLA” Makes: Evidence from Inequality and Shared Prosperity Measurement in Thailand, (with Emmanuel Skoufias, Sailesh Tiwari, and Reena Badiani), working paper, 2014
  • What Make A Bad Municipal Government in Indonesia, working paper, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, 2010


  • Economies of South and Southeast Asia

  • Principles of Economics

  • Macroeconomics for undergraduates

Economies in Southeast Asia

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Indonesie

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 1.01b



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