I am an interdisciplinary social scientist who loves using quantitative analyses and methodologies to solve many economic and social issues in the world today. Currently, I am a Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School working on rebalancing strategies for sustainable and equitable growth for Indonesia. I use financial computable general equilibrium (CGE) model for simulation analyses, which conforms closely to the underlying institutional structure and behavior of economic agents prevailing in the country.
I hold a Ph.D. degree in the interdisciplinary graduate field of regional science from Cornell University (2011). Previously, I have obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and operation engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1996), as well as three Master degrees in operation research, financial engineering, and regional science from Columbia University (1997), the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2004), and Cornell University (2010), respectively.
I have also worked for six years in non-academic setting, particularly in the power industry and investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston in Singapore and Merrill Lynch in New York City. Currently, I am also an independent consultant to several multinational companies, working on corporate restructuring and business investment opportunities in the Southeast Asia region, particularly Indonesia.