For 2 days (21-22 September 2012), researchers of the department of economics, Universitas Padjadjaran, presented research proposals of various topics in the 3rd annual research workshop and small research grant (SRG) competition. In the workshop, the proposals was commented and discussed by a panel of reviewers and all workshop’s participants.
The workshop and competition is part of larger CEDS mission to increase the number and improve the quality of research publication. Moreover, this type of activities is also part of the process of capacity building of research staff of the department of economics through improving the academic atmosphere within the institution.
The topic of the proposal varies, ranging from the issue of deindustrialization, education, health and the role of micro finance institution in reducing poverty in Indonesia. The recipients of the grants is not limited to lecturer or researchers of the department but also students of the graduate programs.
One of the member of reviewer panel, Mr. Harlan Isjwara, stated in his closing statement, that progress in the quality of the proposal from time to time is clearly visible. He stressed the importance of the continuity of this kind of activity in the future to come.
List of the research topics supported under the 2012 CEDS-SRG scheme:
- Economic indicators and re-election prospect: the case of Indonesia (Aditia Febriansyah and Yangki Imade Suara)
- Determinatns of the establishment of Islamic Micro Finance Institution: The case of Baitul Maal wa Tamwil (BMT) in Indonesia (Alfiah Hasanah)
- Economic status, education, empowerment, and maternal health services in Indonesia (Nur Afni Panjaitan and Mohamad Fahmi)
- The modification of population projection: the mixed method and the method of component for the case of West Java (Ferry Hadiyanto and Yayat Karyana)
- Sensitivity analysis of the optimal placement of Hajj funds in risk free financial instruments in Indonesia (Fitri Hastuti)
- The development of real sector: the role of conventional and Islamic banking (Nury Effendi and Fitri Hastuti)
- Does micro finance institution reduce poverty? Evidence from Indonesia (Heriyaldi)
- Does national program for community empowerment reduce poverty and inequality (Irlan Adyatma Rum)
- The relationship between financial inclusion and development: Any evidence (Irlan Adyatma Rum and Heriyaldi)
- Determinants of unemployment duration in Indonesia (Pipit Pitriyan and Nurafni Panjaitan)
- Deindustrialization in Indonesia: District level evidence (Yangki Imade Suara)