Yusuf Sofiyandi Simbolon is a research associate at the Institute for Economic and Social Research. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 2012 from the Faculty of Economics, Universitas Indonesia, with specialization in International Trade and Labor Economics. In 2017, Yusuf was awarded his Master’s Degree in the Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics from the Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Bedrijfskunde at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Beside doing his research and consultancy works, Yusuf also teaches as an assistant lecturer in the area of Microeconomic and Applied Econometrics at the Master Program in Planning and Development Policy (MPKP) at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia.
Field of Interests
Urban and transportation economics, travel behaviour, housing economics, water economics, maritime economics and logistics, and applied spatial econometrics.
Selected policy reports
Towards Sustainable Indonesian East-West Maritime Nexus for Seamless Connectivity and Development: An Evaluation of Economic Impact of Sea Toll Program in Eastern Indonesia Region (2019), in collaboration with ERIA and Indonesian Ministry of Transportation.