Latest Publications


We publish a variety of reports, working papers, policy briefs, and other publications for policymakers and the public. Explore our publications dating back to 1998.

Estimating the Effect of a Fuel Price Increase on Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from a Fuel Subsidy Reduction in Indonesia

We attempted to estimate the effect of fuel price increase on poverty and inequality using microsimulations by leveraging information on inflation and household demand.

The Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Household Income, Consumption, and Expectations: Evidence from High-frequency Data in Indonesia

We investigate the causal impact of COVID-19, through lockdowns, on household income, income expectations, consumption of durable goods, and budget allocation in Indonesia
December, 1998 | Sudarno Sumarto, Anna Wetterberg, Lant Pritchett
This paper is based on a qualitative survey of three expert respondents in every kecamatan (sub-district) in Indonesia, designed to obtain a quick indication of overall impacts of the Indonesian crisis.
December, 1998 | The SMERU Research Institute
A prominent theme of several of the articles in this issue of our newsletter is the daily struggle many people face to provide sufficient food for themselves and their families and the grave impact this situation is having on the welfare of certain sections of Indonesian society.
December, 1998 | Jessica Poppele, Sudarno Sumarto, Lant Pritchett
This paper looks first at new data sources on changes over the last year in expenditures and asset ownership and asset sales as proxies for income changes due to the crisis.
December, 1998 | Sri Kusumastuti Rahayu, Akhmadi , Hastuti , Pamadi Wibowo, Sri Budiyati, Musriyadi Nabiu, M. Sulton Mawardi, Syaikhu Usman, John Maxwell, Laura E. Bailey
November, 1998 | The SMERU Research Institute , Lea Jellinek, Derek Holmes
In our first newsletter we examine several aspects of the all important food security issue, especially the problem of rice marketing and availability

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