CSEAS Indonesia

Profile Arisman

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental Economics
  • Economics of Development
  • Public Policy

Research interests

Environmental Issues in ASEAN, Sustainability, Political Economy, Poverty reduction, Social Capital and Social Security, Corporate Social Responsibility, International Political Economy, Development Issues in Southeast Asia, Political Economy of Indonesia, Public Policy, International Trade, Human Development, Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) development in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, Labour Migration in ASEAN, Marine Environment, Waste Management and Urban Development.


22 years experience in Teaching and research supervision positions in two public universities in Indonesia including Faculty Member at the Department of Development Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, The State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Indonesia. He has extensive experience in curriculum development and as a peer reviewer of teaching and research programs at The State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta. Visiting Lecturer at Prince Songkhla University, Thailand and Western Sydney University, Australia. Visiting Fellow at ASEAN Focus Group (Strategic Advisory Consultant), Sydney, Australia.

Arisman has been involved in various research projects and consultancies to ASEAN, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Union (EU), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the German Development Agency (GIZ), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Arisman has provided policy advice and professional training to a broad range of government and local government, business, and civil society organizations in Indonesia as well as ASEAN Countries. He has advised ASEAN countries on a range of multi-disciplinary development issues.

Currently, He held the position of Executive Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Indonesia. His current research projects include plastic waste management and circular economy in municipalities across Indonesia, assessment of ASEAN Economic Community 2025, SMEs development in Southeast Asia, Poverty and Social Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia, Social Protection and Human Development, Labour Migration Across ASEAN, Marine Environmental Issues in Southeast Asia region, Waste Management and Urban Development, Sustainability.

Awards and Grants

  • DANIDA Fellowship at Denmark Technical University (DTU), August-September 2019
  • Professional Fellow at George Washington University, US Department of States Fellowship, July 2019
  • DKI Jakarta Province Award for the Best 15 Research Project,2012
  • Ministry of Education Republic of Indonesia Award Scholarship for Outstanding Researcher, 2010
  • Endeavour Award Scholarship, Fellowship Program at Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia, AUSAID (March-June 2008)

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