About: Bustanul Arifin

My name is Bustanul Arifin, born in 1963 in Bangkalan, Madura-Indonesia. Currently I am Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Lampung (UNILA), Senior Economist at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF), Jakarta and Professorial Fellow in the International Center for Applied Finance and Economics (InterCAFE) and Graduate School of Management and Business (MB) at Bogor Agricultural University (InterCAFE-IPB), Indonesia. I am also a lecturer in the graduate schools of the University of Indonesia (UI) and Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). My fields of expertise include agricultural sector policy, institutional economics, environmental governance and economic development strategy. I obtained my Ph.D. in resource economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) in 1995 and a Sarjana degree in agricultural economics from IPB-Bogor in 1985. I have completed assignments as visiting scholar in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney (ALA Fellow, 2007-2008) and in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Fulbright Fellow, 2002-2003). In the professional organizations, I am serving as Executive Council of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE), Indonesian Society of Agricultural Economics (PERHEPI) and Indonesian Economist Association (ISEI), all for the second terms. In the civil services, I am appointed as a member of National Innovation Council (KIN) in the Office of the President, Chair of Expert Group at Food Security Council, and Adviser for the National Team of the International Trade Negotiation.

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