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Dr Risti Permani

Telephone +61 8 8313 1782
Position Lecturer
Building Nexus 10 Tower
Floor/Room 5 21
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Global Food Studies

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Biography/ Background

As of 2 January 2013, I took up a position as academic staff at Global Food Studies at Faculty of Professions. Prior to that, I completed my postdoctoral fellowship in economics at School of Economics here at University of Adelaide in December 2012. 



Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (University of Adelaide): 2006-2009 (Conferred in 2010)

Master of Economics (University of Adelaide): 2004-2005

Bachelor of Science in Statistics (Bogor Agricultural University): 2000-2004


Teaching Interests

In Semester 2, 2015, I will be teaching AGRIBUS 7055 Global Food and Agricultural Markets.

My additional teaching interests:

  • East Asian Economies- covering aspects on international trade, international finance and development economics
  • Agricultural policies
  • Agricultural sector in developing countries

Research Interests

My recent work mostly covers various issues in Indonesian agricultural sectors including trade policy, food security policy, farmers' welfare and self-sufficiency issues. I am also doing research on agricultural policies in other developing countries such as Thailand and Bangladesh.

My current research project on dairy in Indonesia:

Supporting capacity building for research on improving market integration for dairy production systems in Indonesia

I supervise Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business (MGFAB) students working on a wide range of topics from starting up an agricultural business in African countries to the cost effectiveness of commodity exchange. See this article for more information about our MGFAB research project.

I am involved in the GoLive Indonesia Project.

I am managing Food Security Blog.





Refereed journal articles:

Permani, Risti. 2013. "Optimal Export Tax Rates of Cocoa Beans: A VECM Approach". Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 57 (4). p.579-600.

Permani, Risti. 2013. "Determinants of Relative Demand for Imported Beef and a Review of Livestock Self-Sufficiency in Indonesia". Journal of Southeast Asian Economies (formerly, ASEAN Economic Bulletin). 30 (3). p.294-308.

Permani, Risti. 2011. "The Impacts of Trade Liberalisation and Technological Change on GDP Growth in Indonesia: A Meta Regression Analysis”. Global Economy Journal. 11(4). Article 7.

Permani, Risti. 2011. "The Presence of Religious Institutions, Religious Attendance and Earnings”. Journal of Socio-Economics. 40 (3). p.247-258.

Permani, Risti. 2009. "The Role of Education in Economic Growth in East Asia: A Survey". Asian-Pacific Economic Literature. 23(1). p.1-20. *lead article


Book chapter:

Permani, Risti. 2011.“Education Challenges in Indonesia with Special Reference to Islamic Schooling”, in C. Manning and S. Sumarto (eds.), Employment, Living Standards, and Poverty in Contemporary Indonesia. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. 


Policy Brief:

Permani, Risti. 2011. "Moving Beyond the Blame Game: the Ban on Australian Live Cattle Exports to Indonesia, Lessons to be Learnt". IPGRC Policy Briefs. Issue 5 June 2011. (available online at here)



Professional Associations

Member of Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre

Member of Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society


Entry last updated: Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015

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