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Dr Yogi VidyattamaSenior Research Fellow

Contact

Address: Building 24 University of Canberra Phone: + 61 (0)2 6201 2761

Centre

National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)

Organisation

Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra

Research Interests

Regional/spatial economics; small area estimation; development economics (incl economic growth); public finance

Bio/CV

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Yogi Vidyattama is a Senior Research Fellow of the Regional and Urban Modelling (RUM) Team. He graduated with a PhD in Economics from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, where he holds an ANU Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship. He has been with NATSEM since 2008 after having previously spent three years as a research assistant and tutor at the Research School of Pacific and Asia Studies and Crawford School, ANU (2005-2008) and five years at the Institute of Economic and Social Research, University of Indonesia (1999-2004).

Yogi has focused his work on spatial and geographical economic analysis and is highly experienced in microsimulation modelling, economic growth, income and wealth distribution and inequality.  His current principal areas of research include: spatial impact of government policy; housing affordability; spatial distribution of inequality and disadvantage; and analysis of wealth and superannuation.

Yogi has published extensively in academic and policy journals, such as Regional Studies, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Australian Geographer, The Economic Record, Economic Papers, Housing Studies and the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies and through commissioned and public reports. His work has been influential in driving public debates and influencing policy and legislation in Australia and Indonesia. In Australia he has been involved in several government benefit modellings for the Parliamentary Library, age pension and gender wage gap, and while in Indonesia, his works included fiscal decentralisation, funding for human development progress in Indonesia, the Contingent Liabilities assessment of the Central Government Budget, and initial estimations of the impact of the Aceh Tsunami.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2008  PhD of Economics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University
  • 2003  Master of Economics of Development, with distinction, National Centre of Development Studies,  Australian National University
  • 2000  Bachelor of Economics, Cum Laude,  Department of Economics and Development Studies, University of Indonesia 

Professional Development:

  • 2012 Senior Research Fellow, NATSEM, University of Canberra
  • 2010-2011 Research Fellow, NATSEM, University of Canberra
  • 2008-2009 Senior Research Officer/Acting Research Fellow, NATSEM, University of Canberra
  • 2005-2008 Research Assistant, Division of Economics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University (part-time)
  • 2005 Teaching Assistant, Crawford School of Economics and Governance, The Australian National University (part-time)
  • 2003-2005 Research Associate, Institute of Economic and Social Research, (LPEM-FEUI), University of Indonesia
  • 2003-2004 Lecture, Department of Economics and Development Studies, University of Indonesia
  • 2003 Research Assistant and Tutor, Crawford School of Economics and Governance, The Australian National University (part-time)
  • 1999-2002 Senior Research Assistant, Institute of Economic and Social Research, (LPEM-FEUI), University of Indonesia
  • 1998-2001 Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics and Development Studies, University of Indonesia (part-time)
Publications

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Selected Publications:

  • Dinh, H., Freyens, B., Daly, A., & Vidyattama, Y. (Forthcoming), "Measuring Community Economic Resilience in Australia: Estimates of Recent Levels and Trends, Social Indicators Research
  • Hill, H., & Vidyattama, Y. (Fourthcoming), "Regional Development Dynamics in Indonesia before and after the ‘Big Bang’ Decentralization". The Singapore Economic Review. [Read Here]
  • Mohanty, I., Tanton, R., Vidyattama, Y. and Thurecht, L. (2016), “Estimating the fiscal costs of long-term jobless families in Australia”, Australian Journal of Social Issues, 51, 1, pp. 89-108

  • Vidyattama, Y., Tanton, R., & Biddle, N. (2015), "Estimating small-area Indigenous cultural participation from synthetic survey data". Environment and Planning A, 47, 5, pp. 1211-1228.
  • Rao, M., Tanton, R., and Vidyattama, Y. (2015), "Modelling the economic, social and ecological links in the Murray-Darling basin: A conceptual framework". Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 21, 1, pp. 80-102
  • Tanton, R., Vidyattama, Y., and Mohanty, I. (2015) Disadvantage in the Australian Capital Territory. Policy Studies, 36, 1, pp. 1-22.
  • 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,
  • Vidyattama, Y. (2014), "Issues in applying spatial autocorrelation on Indonesia's provincial income growth analysis". Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 20, 2, pp. 375-402
  • Vidyattama, Y., Rao, M., Mohanty, I. and Tanton, R. (2014), "Modelling the impact of declining Australian terms of trade on the spatial distribution of income", International Journal of Microsimulation, 7, 1, pp. 100-126.
  • Vidyattama, Y. (2014), "Interprovincial migration and 1975–2005 regional growth in Indonesia", Papers in Regional Science, DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12120
  • Vidyattama, Y. (2013), "Regional convergence and the role of neighborhood effect in decentralized Indonesia", Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 49, 2, pp. 193-211
  • Vidyattama, Y., Tanton, R. and Nepal, B. (2013), "The effect of transport costs on housing related financial stress in Australia", Urban Studies, 50, 9, pp. 1779-1795
  • Vidyattama, Y., Cassells, R., Harding, A. and McNamara, J. (2013), "Rich or Poor in Retirement? A Small Area Analysis of Australian Private Superannuation Savings in 2006 using Spatial Microsimulation", Regional Studies, 47, 5, pp. 722-739
  • 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), 551-565
  • Tanton, R., Vidyattama, Y., Nepal, B. and McNamara, J. (2011), Small Area Estimation Using A Reweighting Algorithm, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 174(4), 931-951
  • Harding, A., Vidyattama, Y., and Tanton, R. (2011) Demographic Change and the Needs-Based Planning of Government Services: Projecting Small Area Populations Using Spatial Microsimulation, The Journal of Population Research, 28(2-3), 203-224
  • Tanton, R. and Vidyattama, Y. (2010) Pushing it to the edge: extending generalised regression as a spatial microsimulation method, International Journal of Microsimulation, 3(2), 23-33
  • Vidyattama, Y. (2010) A Search for Indonesia's Regional Growth Determinants, ASEAN Economic Bulletin, 27(3), 281-294
  • Vidyattama, Y., and Tanton, R. (2010) Projecting Small Area Statistics with Australian Spatial Microsimulation Model (SpatialMSM), Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 16(1), 99-126
  • Vidyattama, Y, Cassells, R, and Corcoran, J (2010) Trapped in jobless household areas: The spatio-temporal dynamics of children in jobless households in metropolitan Australia, Australian Geographer, 41(3), 367-389
  • McNamara, J, Cassells, R, Wicks, P and Vidyattama, Y (2010) Children in housing disadvantage in Australia: development of a summary small area index, Housing Studies, 25(5), 625-646
  • Tanton, R., Vidyattama, Y., McNamara, J., Vu, QN., and Harding, A. (2009) Old, Single and Poor: Using Microsimulation and Microdata to Analyse Poverty and the Impact of Policy Change among Older Australians, Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, 28(2), 102- 120
  • Harding, A., Vu, QN., Tanton, R., and Vidyattama, Y. (2009) Improving Work Incentives and Incomes for Parents: The National and Geographic Impact of Liberalising the Family Tax Benefit Income Test, The Economic Record, 85(Special Issue), 48-58
  • Hill, H., Resosudarmo, B. and Vidyattama, Y. (2008)  Indonesia’s Changing Economic Geography, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 44(3), 407-435
  • Chowdhury, A. and Vidyattama, Y. (2008) Macroeconomic Policies for Growth in Small Pacific Island Economies, Pacific Economic Bulletin, 23(2), 124-144
  • Vidyattama, Y. (2014) “Spatial Dichotomy in Indonesia's Regional Development Before and After Decentralisation” in Mohamad Fahmi, Arief A. Yusuf, Muhamad Purnagunawan, Budy P. Resosudarmo, D.S. Priyarsono (Eds.) Government and Communities: Sharing Indonesia’s Common Goals, (pp. 27-52), Bandung: UNPAD-Press
  • Hill, H. and Vidyattama, Y. (2014) “Hares and tortoises: Regional development dynamics in Indonesia” in Hal Hill (Ed.) Regional Dynamics in a Decentralized Indonesia, (pp. 68-97), Singapore: ISEAS
  • Vidyattama, Y. and Tanton, R. (2013) Projections Using a Static Spatial Microsimulation Model in Robert Tanton and Kimberley Edwards (Eds.) Spatial Microsimulation: A Reference Guide for User, Understanding Population Trends and Processes Volume 6. Netherlands: Springer.
  • Hill, H., Resosudarmo, B. and Vidyattama, Y. (2009) Economic geography of Indonesia: location, connectivity, and resources, in  Yukon Huang and  Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi (Eds.) Reshaping Economic Geography in East Asia. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications.
  • Resosudarmo, B. and Vidyattama, Y. (2007) The East Asian Experience: Indonesia, in Hal Hill and Arsenio Balisacan (Eds.) The Dynamics of Regional Development: The Philippines in East Asia. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
  • Vidyattama,Y., Tanton,R., and Biddle, N. (2013), ‘Small Area Social Indicators for the Indigenous Population: Synthetic data methodology for creating small area estimates of Indigenous disadvantage’, NATSEM Working Paper 2013/24, University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.
  • Mohanty, I., Tanton, R., Vidyattama, Y., Keegan, M., and Cummins, R. (2013), “Small Area Estimates of Subjective Wellbeing: Spatial Microsimulation on the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index Survey”, NATSEM Working Paper 2013/23, University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.  
  • Rao, M., Tanton, R. and Vidyattama, Y. (2013) ‘A Systems Approach to Analyse the Impacts of Water Policy Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin: a Conceptual and an Analytical Framework’, NATSEM Working Papers 2013/22, University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.  
  • Miranti R., Vidyattama, Y., Hansnata E., Cassells, R. and Duncan, A. (2013) ‘Trends in Poverty and Inequality in Decentralising Indonesia’, OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 148, OECD Directorate For Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
  • Vidyattama, Y. Tanton, R., Duncan, A. and Gayler, R. (2013) ‘Implementing Income Verification in Australia’, NATSEM Working Paper 2013/20, University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.
  • Vidyattama, Y. (2012) ‘Spatial Dichotomy in Indonesian Regional Development’, NATSEM Working Paper 2012/19, University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.
  • Vidyattama, Y. Miranti, R., McNamara, J.,Tanton, R., and Harding, A. (2011) ‘Issues in Spatial Microsimulation Estimation: A Case Study of Child Poverty’ NATSEM Working Paper Series 11/03, University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.
  • Vidyattama, Y., Tanton, R. and Nepal, B., (2011) "Housing Stress or Transport Stress? Issues in Australian Housing Affordability," NATSEM Working Paper Series 11/06, University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.
  • Hill, H., Resosudarmo, B., and Vidyattama, Y. (2008). ‘Indonesia's Changing Economic Geography’ Departmental Working Papers 2008-02, Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics.
  • Chowdhury, A and Vidyattama, Y. (2007) ‘Macroeconomic Policies for Growth in Small Pacific Island Economies’ Working Papers UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER). 
  • Vidyattama, Y. and Tanton, R. (2014) “Scoping Study to develop a Farm Microsimulation Model in Victoria”. Report commissioned by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Victoria State Government, Melbourne
  • Tanton, R., Phillips, B., Corliss, M., Vidyattama, Y and Hansnata, E. (2014) “We can work it out – Australia’s changing workforce” AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report 36 Sydney, Australia
  • Tanton, R., Vidyattama, Y. and Mohanty, I. (2013) Disadvantage in the ACT: Report for ACT Anti-Poverty Week, Report prepared for the ACT Anti-Poverty Week Committee, October 2013
  • Phillips, B., Miranti, R., Vidyattama, Y. and Cassells, R. (2013) Poverty, Social Exclusion and Disadvantage in Australia, report for Anti-Poverty Week (13-19 October 2013) In partnership with Uniting Care.
  • Vidyattama, Y., Thurecht, L., Hansnata, E. and Brown, L. (2013) Building Strong Healthy Communities: An Exploratory Study into Indigenous Suicide and Local Community Effects Exploratory Study, Report commissioned by The Healing Foundation, Canberra
  • Norman, B., Steffen, W., Webb, R., Capon, A., Maher, W., Woodroffe, C., Rogers, K., Tanton, R., Vidyattama, Y., Lavis, J., Sinclair, H. and Weir, B., (2012) South East Coastal Adaptation (SECA): Coastal urban climate futures in SE Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, pp. 130.
  • Steffen W, Norman, B,  Heath, L, Vidyattama, Y, Gilmour, C, Zhang, W, Weir, B, (2012),  Scoping study for a knowledge portal for the Australian Capital Region (ACR), report to the ACT Government October 2012, Canberra
  • Vidyattama, Y. and Tanton R. (2011) “Estimating the Spatial Distribution and Characteristics of Households in Tasmania: Final Report”, Department of Premier and Cabinet of Tasmania, Tasmania
  • Cassells, R., Tanton, R., Vidyattama, Y. and Thurecht, L. (2011) “Out-migration after a Natural Disaster”, Viewpoint: The Economic Vitality Report, Issue 4, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Cassells, R., Abello, A., Vidyattama, Y. and Thurecht, L. (2011) “A focus on the financial gender divide and its economic impact”, Viewpoint: The Economic Vitality Report, Issue 3, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Tanton, R., Keegan, M., Vidyattama, Y. and Thurecht, L., (2010) “A tale of the city, the country and the bush”, Viewpoint: The Economic Vitality Report, Issue 2, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Tanton, R., Keegan, M., Vidyattama, Y. and Thurecht, L., (2010) “The Impact of the GFC on Australians”, Viewpoint: The Economic Vitality Report, Issue 1, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Cassells, R., Vidyattama, Y., Miranti, R., and McNamara, J., (2010) The impact of a sustained gender wage gap on the Australian economy, the Office for Women, Department of Families, Community Services, Housing and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), Canberra, Australia
  • Vu, Q.N., Harding, A. Tanton, R., Nepal, B., and Vidyattama, Y (2008) “Advance Australia Fair?” AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report 20, Sydney, Australia
  • Vidyattama, Y. (2004) “Antara Tambang dan Hutan, Komunikasi Hilang (Between Mining and Forestry: The Loss Communication)”, Kompas 14 July 2004, Jakarta, Indonesia (in Indonesian)
  • Vidyattama, Y. (2004) “Pendidikan dan janji alokasi 20 persen dari APBN (Education and the Promise of 20 Percent Budget Spending”, Kompas 20 May 2004, Jakarta, Indonesia (in Indonesian)
  • BPS-Statistics Indonesia, BAPPENAS, UNDP, (2004) ‘The Economics of Democracy: Financing Human Development in Indonesia’ National Human Development Report 2004

 

Research Projects & Grants
PhD Supervision

Areas of Supervision:

  • Regional/spatial economics
  • Small area estimation
  • Development economics (incl economic growth)
  • Public finance

 

 

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