BEYOND INDONESIA’S SUSTAINABLE MOVEMENT IN SOUTH PACIFIC AREA: Study Case on Pilot Projects for Timor Leste and Fiji

  • Abstract This paper aims to review Indonesia’s breakthrough on providing technical assistance under South-South Cooperation (SSC) scheme in Pacific countries. For years, Indonesia has been engaging with the main beneficiary countries: Timor Leste and Fiji. From one-off technical assistance programs, Indonesia tried to shift into more sustainable design in the form of pilot projects. By the given two case studies namely Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) Timor Leste and Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting (GRPB) for Fiji, this article articulated Indonesia’s national interests in term of economics and political level. Both countries also represented as a part of Indonesia’s strategic way in to the South Pacific area.…
    15 Feb
    15 Feb
  • Abstract The purpose of this paper was to explore the perception of online tax filing in Indonesia using prior experience, trust, and IS (Information System) Success Model. The paper examined how the IS quality will be influenced by attributes such as prior experience on offline tax filing, trust in government, trust in technology, and trust in e-Filing website. Following this, the influence of IS quality on perceived usefulness and user satisfaction will be explored. To end the model, the paper was intended to answer question on whether the last two dimensions (perceived usefulness and user satisfaction) will have an effect on perceived net benefit. This paper used primary data generated by distributing online questionnaire and able to get the total of 1.095 respondents, 993 of which are actively using online tax-filing (e-filing) and valid. The data were analyzed by the Structured Equation Model (SEM). The results suggested that trust in government and trust in technology positively affect the trust in e-Filing website, which subsequently influence all three IS quality dimensions. Information quality, system quality and service quality was found to be consistently and significantly influence the perceived usefulness and user satisfaction. It was evident that tax payers in Indonesia placed the robustness and the safety features of the online system as the most important attributes that will influence the usefulness and satisfaction of online tax filing.…
    27 Jan
    27 Jan
  • Abstract Travel demand restriction is getting popular to disentangle traffic jams in heavily congested urban areas. The policy is easy to implement while reduction in congestion level is perceived to be substantial. We test this hypothesis by evaluating the impact of odd-even policy on congestion level in Jakarta, one of most severe congested cities in the world. Using hourly travel time data at road segment level drawn from GoogleMaps, the odd-even policy reduces the travel time by 3% on average after a month of its implementation. The effect is higher during weekend and at afternoon peak-hour  window.  Yet, the effect vanishes after the third week of policy introduction. Our result then sheds an indication of ineffective transport demand restriction in Jakarta.…
    23 Jan
    23 Jan
  • Abstract This study is one among the firsts to explain the behavior of systemic risk. We examine the cyclicality of systemic risk through the business cycle dynamics by using data from 84 listed banks in ASEAN-5 from 2001Q1 to 2017Q2.  We employ SRISK as a measure of systemic risk, which represents the capital shortfall of a firm in the time of a crisis. The result shows that the relationships between SRISK cyclicality and the business cycle dynamics to vary across countries. We also show that the leverage ratio has explanatory power in explaining the dynamics of SRISK.…
    19 Nov
    19 Nov
  • Abstract This study aims to observe the relationship between deposit insurance characterizations and behavioral aspects (i.e. time and risk preferences) towards withdrawal decisions under hypothesized economic shock. Our sample is drawn from 154 depositors in Indonesia, 42 percent of which is classified as prime depositors – those holding a significant amount of third-party fund in savings. The findings suggest that the above-mentioned aspects have significant influences on withdrawal decisions conditional on certain scenarios of economic shocks. Furthermore, we found evidence showing that not only deposit insurance characterizations influence initial withdrawals, it also have important implications in deterring the contagion effect of massive withdrawal that may lead to the case of bank runs. We discuss our findings in relevance to the current developments of banking sector and financial issues in Indonesia.…
    23 Oct
    23 Oct
  • Abstract The online media has not only capture news at the national level but also deliver news on specific regions, either the province(s) or local governments. A focus on delivering more local economic news, may also align to trend of decentralization policies, triggered especially after period of post-1998 and the adoption of sub-national election (Morrell, 2005). Previous studies mostly explored of how economic news may affect election outcome (Holbrook, 2004), but not on the effect to related economic outcome. We use news data from four large media online, as follows: Kompas, Okezone, Republika, Sindonews, and Tribunnews, over the year of 2010 up to 2015. The data of economic news category, as it focused on news at the province and local level, are specific news classified in 13 categories. Based on fixed-effect panel regression,  our preliminary finding indicates of how economic news may positively affected economic outcome – referring to per capita GRDP (Gross Regional Domestic Product). By category of economic news, news on investments and on tourism tat have  positive effect on province per capita GRDP. Meanwhile, on the effect of political event, we only found a significant effect of  province election in the case of election year 2012. For these provinces with election year in 2012, more economic news instead associated with lower province per capita GRDP.…
    27 Sep
    27 Sep
  • Abstract This study is focusing to analyze the implications of implementing the concept of function identification in the intangible assets that is discussed in Action 8-10, known as DEMPE, in the Indonesia’s transfer pricing regulations. This research method is descriptive research with more priority to in-depth interview as primary data source. The result of this research is that there is relevance to apply BEPS Action Plan 8–10 in Indonesia, DEMPE concept can be applied effectively in Indonesia to overcome various problems, and its implementation only requires less significant adjustment because implicitly DEMPE concept has been applied mainly as basic inspection. Implementation in Indonesia’s pricing transfer rules can create new regulations that are generally described in PMK and the details will be explained in PER by adjusting to the relevance in Indonesia that allows added “marketing” function in the DEMPE concept. This implementation is expected to be able to get closer to each stakeholder’s perspective regarding to the procedure of identifying intangible assets that emphasizes the analysis of economic ownership.…
    05 Sep
    05 Sep
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