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Zuhairan Y. YunanPhD Candidate



National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)


Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra

Research Interests

Economics of Corruption


Measuring Socio-Economic Impact of Corruption Cases at Micro Level in Indonesia


The concept of corruption was traditionally restricted to the destruction of integrity in the discharge and associated with public officials and the performance of public duties influenced by bribery. However, it is now increasingly accepted that the act of corruption may be applicable to both public and private individuals and may extend beyond bribery.

In Indonesia, the sentencing to the corruptors has only been focused on the financial state side although economic loss which has been caused by corruption actions much more unreasonable values. The punishment which has been given to the corruptors is not comparable with the economic losses. Corruption will affect the cost of doing business, inefficient of public resources, excludes poor people from public services and perpetuates poverty, and corrodes public trust, undermines the rule of law, ultimately delegitimizes the state. In consequence, it is necessary to know about how much economic loss.

Many researches that have been studied regarding corruption issues have viewed from macroeconomics side. This research will analyse from microeconomics perspective. Social Cost-Benefit Analysis will be used to measure this value.


Dr. Yogi Vidyattama (primary supervisor), Dr. Itismita Mohanty (secondary supervisor), and Dr. Ben Freyens (advisor)


Zuhairan has worked as a lecturer and researcher at Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Business, State Islamic University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta – Indonesia since 2010. He was involved in some university’s activities such as a Lead Auditor for Quality Management System based on ISO 9001:2008, Editorial Team of Economics Journal, and Member of Quality Assurance Institution. He is also a certified auditor for QMS ISO 9001:2015.

His interest in corruption issues has been started since 2012. In his view, based on economics perspective, discussion of corruption has a very broad portion since corruption is an attempt to deplete the resources of economy through unlawful manner. The cost of corruption, the environmental impact, corporate corruption, corruption prevention in crisis situation and application good governance are an interesting study to analyse the corruption from economics view. He has discussed with Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW), Transparency International (TI), Anti-Corruption Experts and Scholars. In late 2014, he and his team organized a national seminar on Economics of Corruption topic with the theme "Corruption Corrupts Indonesia".

In 2015, he was also involved in Corruption Perception Index (CPI) Survey. It was collaboration between Economics Department UIN and Transparency International Indonesia.



  • Master of Science, National University of Malaysia, 2008

  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Lampung, 2002


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