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Dr. Adiatma Siregar

Dr. Adiatma Yudistira Manogar Siregar is a Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University. He has been a researcher at Center for Economics and Development Studies (CEDS) since 2006. Mr. Siregar earned his bachelor degree in Economics and Development Studies from Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia (2003), a Master degree in Economic Studies from University of Queensland, Australia (2006), and finished his Ph.D in Health Science (focusing on health economics) from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (2014). Mr. Siregar’s research interest is in the area of health economics and his recent topic is currently related to HIV and AIDS, breastfeeding, mental health, and TBC. Mr. Siregar is currently the Head of Center for Economics and Development Studies, Department of Economics, UNPAD.

He is currently actively involved in the PRISMA project in relation to prioritizing HIV intervention (a collaboration between Faculty of Economics and Business and Faculty of Medicine UNPAD, and Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands), cost of not breastfeeding research (collaboration of CEDS with Alive & Thrive), and cost of mental health disease (under the internal research scheme from UNPAD). He is also a member of the Indonesian Health Economics Association. 

He currently teaches health economics and labor economics in the undergraduate program, and health economics in the master program.

Recent publications:

  1. Siregar, A. Y. M., Tromp, N., Komarudin, D., Wisaksana, R., van Crevel, R., van der Ven, A., & Baltussen, R. (2015). Costs of HIV/AIDS treatment in Indonesia by time of treatment and stage of disease. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1), 440. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1098-3
  2. Walters, D., Horton, S., Siregar, A.Y. M., Pitriyan, P., Hajeebhoy, N., Mathisen, R., Phan, L.T.H., Rudert, C. (2016) The Cost of Not Breastfeeding in Southeast Asia. Health Policy and Planning, 2016, 31, 1107-1116, doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw044
  3. Siregar, A.Y, Pitriyan, P., Wisaksana, R (2016). HIV Patients Drop Out in Indonesia: Associated Factors and Potential Productivity Loss. Acta Medica Indonesiana, the Indonesian Journal of Internal Medicine, a Publication of the Indonesian Society of Internal Medicine, 48; 3: 207–216, PMID: 27840355
  4. Tromp, N., Prawiranegara, R., Siregar, A., Wisaksana, R., Pinxten, L., Pinxten, J., Putra, A.L., Sunjaya, D.K., Jansen, M., Hontelez, J., Maurits, S., Maharani, F., Bijlmakers, L., Baltussen, R. Translating international HIV treatment guidelines into local priorities in Indonesia. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 23; 3: 279 – 294, 2018, doi: 10.1111/tmi.13031
  5. Siregar, A.Y.M., Pitriyan, P., Walters, D. The annual cost of not breastfeeding in Indonesia: the economic burden of treating diarrhea and respiratory disease among children (<24mo) due to not breastfeeding according to recommendation. International Breastfeeding Journal, 13:10, 2018, doi: 10.1186/s13006-018-0152-2

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Mr. Arief Bustaman

Mr. Arief Bustaman is a Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University. Mr. Bustaman earned his bachelor degree in Economics from Padjadjaran University, Indonesia (2002), his Masters degrees are in International Business (2004) and Economics (2006) from University of Wollongong, Australia. Mr. Bustaman’s research interest and main teaching topics are in the area of international trade and business.

Mr. Bustaman is currently the Deputy Director at Center for Economics & Development Studies (CEDS, www.ceds.feb.unpad.ac.id). In addition, Mr Bustaman has over ten years experience in the export business and he is managing an export company with worldwide customers. Currently, he is also actively involved in Foreign Trade Area (FTA) center in Bandung City, West Java, a collaboration between CEDS and Ministry of Trade, as a trade consultant expert.

Recent publications:

  1. Bustaman, Arief & Priyono, A.F. (2014). Volatility Transmission between Exchange Rates and Stock Prices in Indonesia post 1997 Asia Crisis. Working Papers in Economics and Development Studies (WoPEDS).
  2. Ramayandi, Arief & Bustaman, Arief (2011), An Evaluation on Institution of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Indonesia. In H. Handra, et.al, eds (2012). Regional Development and Finances: Challenges for Expanding and Financing Public Services. IRSA Book Series on Regional Development No. 10. Ch 7
  3. Bustaman, A and Jayanthakumaran, K., 2007, "The Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Indonesia's Export to the USA: An Application of ARDL Bounds Testing Approach", International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, vol. 5 (1), pp. 1-21.
  4. Bustaman, A and Budiono. 2006. "Perdagangan dan Bisnis Internasional Indonesia", in Kinerja dan Prospek Ekonomi Indonesia 2007. Padjadjaran University Press. ISBN: 978-979-730-871-1

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