Fajar B. Hirawan

Position : Researcher
Organization : Department of Economics


Fajar B. Hirawan is a Researcher at the Department of Economics, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He has joined CSIS since November 2006. His research mainly focuses on how to improve the economy in the global world, including related to the issue of food security, international trade, creative/digital economy, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), rural-urban poverty, and any issues in development economics. He is active in several research networks nationally, regionally, and globally.

Since 2010, he has been active teaching in several universities in Indonesia, such as University of Indonesia, Prasetiya Mulya Business School, University of Multimedia Nusantara, and School of Government and Public Policy. As a Faculty Member at School of Government and Public Policy, he teaches several courses, such as Macroeconomics, Policies for Economic Development, and Indonesia and its Interconnected World. Besides research and teaching activities, he is also very active in public debate related to economic issues through the seminar, workshop, papers/articles, and media interviews.

Fajar received his Bachelor degree in Economics at Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia (2006) and Master in Development Studies at University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Italy (2009). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from School of Economics, University of Sydney, Australia (2017).

Research Interest

food security, international trade, creative/digital economy, SMEs, rural-urban poverty, development economics.


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