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LABOR MARKET BRIEF: Volume 5, Number 3, March 2024

Indonesian Migrant Workers undoubtedly contribute to Indonesia’s socio-economic status. Not only from remittances, but also through the improvement of welfare, educational and health conditions of families, as well as cultural exchanges. Therefore, the placement of PMI requires strategic steps, especially by aligning with the needs of the destination country. Identifying capacity building is important to […]

COVID-19 on Voter

The Impact of COVID-19 on Voter Turnout in the 2020 Regional Elections in Indonesia: Do Voters Care About Health Risks?

Author: Yoshua Caesar Justinus, Teguh Dartanto, and Rus’an Nasrudin Executive Summary COVID-19, as an infectious disease, increases health risks and may potentially reduce political participation in general elections.  Nevertheless, existing empirical research has yielded inconclusive results. This study aims to estimate the impact of COVID-19 on political participation in the 2020 Regional Elections in Indonesia. […]

Macroeconomic Analysis Series: BI Board of Governor Meeting, March 2024

Headline inflation spiked up to 2.75% (y.o.y) in February 2024 as the pressure from food prices were mounting due to the combination of supply-side and demand-side pressure. Increasing intensity of El-Nino disrupt the supply  adequacy of food commodities while Ramadhan period drove up demand for food commodities. Furthermore, the surprising rise of the US inflation […]

The Economic Impact of Music Concerts: Taylor Swift and Coldplay Concerts in Indonesia and Singapore (Trade and Industry Brief, Special Report, March 2024)

The end of the Covid-19 pandemic and the easing of mobility restrictions in various countries have revived the music concert industry. In Indonesia, the revival was marked by the phenomenon of a ‘ticket war’ during Coldplay’s concert in 2023, where more than 1.7 million people competed for just over 70,000 tickets. However, there are still […]

How to Utilize Our Demographic Bonus? (Labor Market Brief, Feb 2024)

The demographic bonus presents significant potential for economic growth and social progress in Indonesia. However, like a double-edged sword, this phenomenon, if not accompanied by efforts to improve the quality of the workforce and provide adequate employment opportunities, can increase economic burdens. The young generation of Indonesia is the generation of hope that will determine […]


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