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Dr Riyana (Mira) MirantiConvenor of IGPA Indonesia Program & Senior Research Fellow

Contact

Address: Building 24 University of Canberra Phone: +61 (0)2 6201 5319

Centre

National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)

Organisation

Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra

Research Interests

Wellbeing and disadvantage; development economics; applied microeconomics; migration; gender issues

Bio/CV

Riyana (Mira) Miranti is Senior Research Fellow at IGPA. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University (ANU).  As a socio-economist, she has a strong research interest in the areas of social wellbeing and equity particularly focusing on the issues of disadvantage, poverty, social exclusion and inequality affecting children, youth, older people and other groups of population. Mira has two countries of specialisation, Australia and Indonesia.

 

Mira has been working under several Australian Research Council (ARC) grants which focus much on children and youth wellbeing at a small area level which explores the multidimensional measures of wellbeing. She has been one of the key researchers who developed the Child and Youth Social Exclusion Index at small area level in Australia. She has led research about social exclusion among older adults, contributions and challenges of Australian migrants and also small area inequality in Australia. She was a Chief Investigator for an ARC Linkage project which analyses workforce vulnerabilities amongst mature aged Australians (the project finished at the end of 2015).

 

In addition, Mira has continuously worked extensively in the area of economic development for Southeast Asia, particularly for Indonesia. Prior to her PhD, she worked as a Research Associate at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore.  Mira has also led many applied commissioned research projects on Indonesian economic development issues for various international agencies including the USAID, UNESCO, OECD and the ADB, particularly in the areas of poverty, inequality and social protection for children.  Mira is currently a Convenor of the IGPA Indonesia Program.

Click here to view a copy of Mira's CV. 

Publications

Mira has published in International and Australian journals including Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, Bulletin of Indonesian Economics Studies, Population, Space and Place and the Australian Journal of Labour Economics. Her article on regional poverty in Indonesia is considered as to be one of the key pieces of research in this field and has been cited extensively. In addition to her academic publications, Mira has been involved in various commissioned research projects, and recently led a high profile research report, which investigated opportunities and challenges for immigrants to Australia.

Selected Publications:

  • Mulyaningsih, T., Daly, A., and Miranti, R. (forthcoming), 'Creating Contestable Banking Market: The Effect of Changes in the Regulatory Structure in Indonesia',  International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance
  • Sofo, F., Wicks, A., Sofo, M, Miranti, R and Taylor-Ide, L. (forthcoming) Multiple Perspective for Poverty Reduction in Indonesia‘, USA: IGI Global.

  • Miranti, R. (forthcoming) ‘Examining the Interdependencies between Urbanization, Internal Migration, Urban Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Indonesia’,  ADB, ADBI, Springer.

  • Manning, C. and Miranti, R. (2015) ‘The Yudhoyono Legacy on Jobs, Poverty and Income Distribution: A Mixed Record’  in The Yudhoyono Years: An Assessment , E. Aspinall, M. Mietzner, D. Tomsa (eds.), Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

  • Miranti, R., Cassells, R., Vidyattama, Y. and McNamara, J. (2015), ‘Measuring Small Area Inequality Using Spatial Microsimulation: Lessons Learned from Australia’, International Journal of Microsimulation, 8, 2, pp. 152-175

  • Li, J., Miranti, R. and Duncan, A. (2015) ,‘Underemployment Among Mature Age Workers in Australia’,  Economic Records, 91, 295, pp. 438-462 
  • Abello, A., Cassells, R., Daly, A., D’Souza, G., and Miranti, R. (2015),’ Youth Social Exclusion in Australian Communities: A new index’, Social Indicators Research
  • Miranti, R. and Yu, P. (2015), “Why Social Exclusion Persists among Older People in Australia”, Social Inclusion, A Special Issue on Indicators and Measurement of Social Inclusion, 3, 4, pp. 112-126
  • Miranti, R., Daly, A. and Tanton, R. (2015), “An area-based measure of risk of social exclusion for Australian school-age children”, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 21, 1, pp. 26-49

  • Mulyaningsih, T., Daly, A. and Miranti, R. (2015), “Foreign participation and banking competition: Evidence from the Indonesian banking industry”, Journal of Financial Stability, 19, 1, pp. 70-82

  • Miranti, R., Duncan, A., and Cassells, R. (2014) ‘Revisiting the Impact of Consumption Growth and Inequality on Poverty in Indonesia during Decentralisation’,  Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 50, 3, pp. 461-482
  • Vidyattama, Y., Miranti, R., and Resosudarmo, B. P. (2014) ‘The Role of Health Insurance Membership in Health Service Utilisation in Indonesia’, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 50, 3, pp. 393-413
  • Gong, C., Kendig, H., Harding A., Miranti, R. and McNamara, J. (2014).  ‘Economic Advantage and Disadvantage among Older Australians: Producing National and Small Area Profiles’, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 20, 3, pp. 512-539
  • Vidyattama, Y., Miranti, R., and Resosudarmo, B.P. (2014), “The Role of Health Insurance Membership in Health Service Utilisation in Indonesia”, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 50, 3, pp. 393-413

  • Mulyaningsih, T., Daly, A., Lewis, P., and Miranti, R., (2014), ‘Are Government Banks Less Competitive than Private Banks? Evidence from Indonesian Banking’, Journal of Applied Economics in Developing Countries, 1, 1, pp. 58-73.
  • Cassells, R., Miranti, R., and Harding, A. (2013) ‘Building a static spatial microsimulation model: data preparation’, in Spatial Microsimulation: A Reference Guide for Users, R. Tanton and  K. Edwards (eds.), UK: Springer.
  • Vidyattama, Y. Miranti, R., McNamara, J.,Tanton, R., and Harding, A. (2013) ‘The challenges of combining two databases in small area estimation: an example using spatial microsimulation of child poverty’, Environment and Planning A,  45, 2, pp. 344 – 361.
  • Gong, C., McNamara, J., Vidyattama, Y., Miranti, R., Tanton, R, Harding, A. and Kendig, H (2012). ‘Developing Spatial Microsimulation Estimates of Small Area Advantage and Disadvantage Among Older Australians’. Population Space and Place, 18, 5, pp. 551-565. 
  • Miranti, R. Harding, A., McNamara, J., Ngu, V.Q., and Tanton, R. (2010), ‘Children with Jobless Parents: National and Small Area Trends for Australia in the Past Decade’, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 13, 1, pp. 27-48.
  • Miranti, R., McNamara, J., Tanton, R., Harding, A. (2010), ‘Poverty at the local level: National and small area poverty estimates by family type for Australia in 2006’, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 4, 3, pp. 145-171.
  • Miranti, R. (2010), ‘Poverty in Indonesia 1984-2002: The Impact of Growth and Changes in Inequality’, Bulletin of Indonesian Economics Studies, 46, 1, pp. 79-97
  • Miranti, R., McNamara, J, Tanton, R., and Yap, M. (2009) ‘A narrowing gap? Trends in the childlessness of professional women in Australia 1986-2006’, Journal of Population Research, 26, pp. 359-379.
  • Miranti, R., and Resosudarmo, B. (2005) ‘Understanding Regional Poverty in Indonesia: Is Poverty Worse in the East than in the West?’. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 11, 2, pp. 141-154.
  • Miranti, R., and Hew, D. (2004) APEC in 21st Century. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. 
  • Miranti, R. (2011)  ‘Regional patterns of poverty in Indonesia: Why do some provinces perform better than others,  in Employment, Living Standards and Poverty in Contemporary Indonesia, C. Manning and S. Sumarto (eds.), Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

 

Other Publications:

  • Tanton, R.,Vidyattama. Y. and Miranti, R (forthcoming), ‘Small area Indicators of Wellbeing for Older Australians (IOWA)’, Report for the Benevolent Society.
    Li, Jinjing., Miranti, R. and Vidyattama, Y. (forthcoming),’Index of Educational Advantage (IdEA)’,  Report for the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training.

  • Garcia-Jaramillo, S. and Miranti, R. (2015) Effectiveness of targeting in social protection programs aimed to children: lessons for a post-2015 agenda, Education For All 2105 Report, Background papers, UNESCO. 
  • Miranti, R., Duncan, A. and Cassells, R. (2015) ‘Rising Inequality Hampers Poverty Alleviation in Indonesia’, East Asia Forum: Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific.    

  • Phillips, B., Miranti, R.,  Vidyattama, Y. and Cassells, R. (2013) Poverty, Social Exclusion and Disadvantage in Australia, Report prepared for UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families

  • Miranti, R. (2013), Provincial Poverty Rates in Indonesia, 2006-2011, Report prepared for the TNP2K, Support for Economic Analysis Development in Indonesia (SEADI), USAID.
  • Miranti, R., Vidyattama, Y., Hansnata, E., Cassells, R., Duncan, A. (2013),’Trends in Poverty and Inequality in Decentralising Indonesia’, the OECD SOCIAL, EMPLOYMENT AND MIGRATION WORKING PAPERS No. 148, OECD Publishing.
  • Li, J.,  Miranti, R. and Duncan, A.  (2013) ,‘Underemployment Among Mature Age Workers in Australia’ (The 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics, 7-10 July, 2013, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia).
  • Miranti, R., Cassells, R., Vidyattama, Y. and McNamara, J. (2013),’ Measuring Inequality for small areas using spatial microsimulation:  An Australian case study’ (The 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics, 7-10 July, 2013, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia) .
  • Keegan, M., Cassells, R., and Miranti, R. (2013),’Unemployment, government assistance and job search activity among Baby Boomers’, (The 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics, 7-10 July, 2013, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia).
  • Cassells,R.,  Miranti, R., Annie, Mohanty,I., D Souza, G., Watson, I. and Vidyattama,Y. (2012), ‘Women in NSW 2012’, Report for Family and Community Service, Women NSW.

  • Thurecht, L., Miranti, R., and Cassells, R. (2012), ‘Workforce Intelligence Project-Defence Recruiting Success: Phase 2 Detailed Investigation’, NATSEM research report for Department of Defence.

  • Cassells, R. and Miranti, R. (2012) Outside school hours care: social gradients and patterns of use. Report prepared for Social Justice Unit, Uniting Care: Children, Young People and Families, NATSEM Other Publication - OP98.

  • Miranti, R., Nepal, B., and McNamara, J. (2010), ‘Calling Australia home: The characteristics and contributions of Australian migrants’. AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report, Issue 27 November, Sydney, AMP.

  • Miranti, R., McNamara, J., and Abello, A. (2010) Defence recruiting success: scoping study. Report  prepared to the Department of Defence, May 2010.

  • Cassells, R., Harding, A., Miranti, R., Tanton, R., and McNamara, J. (2010),’ Spatial Microsimulation: Preparation of Sample Survey and Census Data for SpatialMSM/08 and SpatialMSM/09, NATSEM Online Technical Paper - TP36

  • Miranti, R., Payne, A., and McNamara, J. (2010), ‘Towards small area indicators of well-being for older Australians: concepts and issues , NATSEM Online Discussion Paper- DP 67

  • Cassells, R., Vidyattama, Y., Miranti, R., and McNamara, J. (2010),’ The impact of a sustained gender wage gap on the Australian economy , This research was initiated and funded by the Office for Women, Department of Families, Community Services, Housing and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), Canberra, Australia.

  • Vidyattama, Y. Miranti, R., McNamara, J., Cassells, R. (2010), ‘The impact of the gender wage gap on the Australian economy during 1990-2008’, (The 39th Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings, Sydney)  

  • Cassells, R., Miranti, R., Nepal, B. and Tanton, R. (2009) ‘She works hard for the money: Australian women and the gender divide’. AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report Issue, 22, April.

  • Miranti, R., Harding, A., Vu, Q.N., McNamara, J., and Tanton, R. (2008) ‘Children with Jobless Parents: National and Small Area Trends for Australia in the Past Decade’. The 37th the Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings, Gold Coast.
  • Brown, L., Miranti, R. and Li, J. AMP.NATSEM Report 37: Going the distance: working longer, living healthier.
Research Projects & Grants
  • 2012-2015 ARC Linkage Project  (LP120100624) – ‘Understanding and preventing workforce vulnerabilities in mid-life and beyond’ , Professor Alan Duncan (Curtin University), Professor Simon Biggs (University of Melbourne), Dr Helen Kimberley (Brotherhood of St Laurence) ,Dr Dina Bowman (Brotherhood of St Laurence) and Dr Riyana Miranti
  • 2015-2016 Indonesian Development Research Network: Indonesia Project Research Grants, Australian National University - ‘Skill differentials and Wage Inequality: A Study of the Indonesian Labour Market’, Dr Tri Mulyaningsih (University of Sebelas Maret), Professor Anne Daly, Dr Riyana Miranti and Adjunct Associate Professor Chris Manning (ANU).
PhD Supervision

Areas of Supervision:

  • Wellbeing and disadvantage
  • Development economics
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Migration
  • Gender issues

Involvement in PhD Supervisory Panels:

  • Mardhiah Mardhiah, "The Determinants of MNC's Tax Compliance in Indonesia", (Primary Supervisor)
  • Erick Hansnata, "Determinants of Migration in Murray Darling Basin" ,(Advisor)
  • Ario Wicaksono, "Change Governance in Indonesia’s Civil Service Reform", (Advisor)
  • Mochamad Wardhi Fachri (Master by Public Administration), "The Perception of Formal Sector Workers toward the Quality of the National Health Insurance Scheme in Indonesia: A case study of Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN) Program", (Supervisor)

 

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