Indonesia’s Economy 2021: Recovery or Stagnation?


About the Webinar

In 2021, there are high hopes that global and regional economic recovery will occur, including the Indonesian economy. Massive economic stimulus package in the US and China’s economic recovery will be among the main economic drivers for recovery. The question is how fast will the recovery take place; will it lead to a better global and regional economic structure? Will Indonesia be able to navigate and take the opportunity from the global economic recovery or will the country continue struggling with a recession?

This webinar invites Indonesia’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Muhammad Chatib Basri, to discuss the outlook and challenges facing the Indonesian economy in 2021.


About the Speaker

Muhamad Chatib Basri is the former Minister of Finance of Indonesia. Previously, he was the Chairman of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board. His expertise is International Trade, Macroeconomics, and Political Economy. He was Ash Centre Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University (2015-2016); Pacific Leadership Fellow at the Centre on Global Transformation, University of California at San Diego (2016); NTUC Professor of International Economic Relation, RSIS, NTU, Singapore (2016); He was also a Thee Kian Wie Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Australian National University (2016-2017).

Dr Basri is a Chairman of the PT Bank Mandiri Tbk and Chairman of the PT XL-Axiata. He teaches at the Department of Economics University of Indonesia and Co-founded CReco Research Institute in 2010. Dr Basri is a member of the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development. He was a member of the Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and was a member of the High-Level Trade Experts Group. He is the author of several papers in international journals and actively writes for various leading newspapers and magazines in Indonesia.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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If you have questions for the speaker, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speaker during the Q&A session.


Apr 21 2021


10:00 am - 11:15 am