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Dr Riyana (Mira) MirantiAssociate Professor & Convenor of IGPA Indonesia Program

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

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Bio/CV

Riyana (Mira) Miranti is an Associate Professor 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.

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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:

  • Miranti, R. and Evans, M. (2018) ‘Trust, Sense of Community and Civic Engagement: Lessons from Australia’, Journal of Community Psychology
  • Miranti, R. (2018), ‘Poverty, Inequality and Public Health in Indonesia:  Does Wealthier mean Healthier?’, in Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia, S. Hsu (ed.), Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Sofo, F., Wicks, A., Sofo, M., Miranti, R. and Taylor-Ide, L. (2018), ‘Multiple Perspectives for Poverty Reduction ‘, in Handbook of Research on Sustainable Development and Governance Strategies for Economic Growth in Africa, K.T. Alemu and M.A. Alebachew (eds.), USA: IGI Global.
  • Vidyattama, Y., Li, J., & Miranti, R. (2018). Measuring Spatial Distributions of Secondary Education Achievement in Australia. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 1-22.
  • Miranti, R. (2017) ‘Understanding the relationships between development factors and the regional poverty: What have we learned from Indonesia?’, Journal of Poverty, 21:6, 483-507.
  • Li, J., Miranti, R., Vidyattama, Y. (2017), ‘What Matters in Education: A Decomposition of Educational Outcomes with Multiple Measures’, Educational Research and Evaluation. 23:1-2, 3-25.
  • Mulyaningsih, T., Daly, A., and Miranti, R. (2016)’ Creating Contestable Banking Market: The Effect of Changes in the Regulatory Structure in Indonesia’, Int. J. of Monetary Economics and Finance, 9 (2): 149-163.
  • Mulyaningsih, T., Daly, A., and Miranti, R. (2015), ‘Managing the endogeneity problem of the market structure: a study on banking competition’, Economic Journal of Emerging Market, 7(2): 135-154.
  • Miranti, R. (forthcoming, accepted 3 June 2015, publication delay as the publisher is waiting for clearance from the Government of India as the book includes chapters on India) ‘Examining the Interdependencies between Urbanization, Internal Migration, Urban Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Indonesia’, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Springer.
  • 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): 152-175.
  • 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.
  • Li, J., Duncan, A. and Miranti, R.  (2015) ,‘Underemployment Among Mature Age Workers in Australia’,  Economic Records, 91(295):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, DOI 10.1007/s11205-015-1048-9, 128(2): 635-660.
  • 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):112-126.
  • Miranti, R., Daly, A., and Tanton, R. (2015), ‘An area-based measure of risk of social exclusion for Australian school-aged children’, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 21(1):26-49.  
  • Mulyaningsih, T., Daly, A., and Miranti, R. (2015) ’Foreign Participation and Competition: Evidence from Indonesian Banking’,  Journal of Financial Stability, 19, 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):  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):  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): 58-73.
  • 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):  512-539.
  • 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): 344 – 361.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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): 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): 145-171 (DOI 10.1007/s12061-010-9049-1).
  • Miranti, R. (2010), ‘Poverty in Indonesia 1984-2002: The Impact of Growth and Changes in Inequality’, Bulletin of Indonesian Economics Studies, 46(1):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, 26:359-379.
  • 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):141-154.
  • Miranti, R., and Hew, D. (2004) APEC in 21st Century. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

 

Other Publications

  • Tanton, R., Miranti, R. and Vidyattama, Y., (2017), ‘Hidden disadvantage in the ACT: Report for ACT Anti-Poverty Week’, NATSEM, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), University of Canberra. Report commissioned by the ACT Council of Social Service Inc.
  • Tanton, R.,Vidyattama, Y. and Miranti, R. (2016), ‘Small area Indicators of Wellbeing for Older Australians (IOWA)’, Report for the Benevolent Society.
  • Brown, L., Miranti, R. and Li, J. (2015) AMP.NATSEM Report 37: Going the distance: working longer, living healthier.
  • 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.
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

Current PhD Supervision:

  • Chair of PhD supervisory panel for Umi Julaihah (NATSEM):’Determinants of Debit Card Usage: Enhancing Financial Inclusion in Indonnesia’ with Dr Tesfaye Gebremedhin
  • Chair of PhD supervisory panels for Mardhiah: ‘Trust, Power and Tax Compliance: Evidence from Jakarta, Indonesia’ with Professor Robert Tanton
  • Member of PhD supervisory panel for Ario Wicaksono: ’The role of academics in public sector as the agents of policy transfer, a case in Indonesian administrative reform’ with Professor Diane Stone and Profesor Mark Evans
  • Member of PhD supervisory panel for Alejandro Pacheco: ’Understanding the Influence of Prosocial Activities on Individual’s Subjective Wellbeing. An Ecuadorian Case Study’ with Professor Laurie Brown

 

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