Rahmasari Istiandari

Rahmasari Istiandari


Research Associate


Rahmasari Istiandari has joined ERIA since August 2015. As a research associate, she has been involved in various research projects in ERIA. The topic of research projects that she has supported include Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) development, Free Trade Agreement (FTA) involving ASEAN countries and Global Value Chain (GVC). She is currently supporting ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) agreement review study and contributing in ERIA-Philippine government 3-volume publication project ASEAN at 50: Retrospectives and Perspectives on the Making, Substance, Significance and Future of ASEAN, particularly in Volume 2, among other ongoing projects.

Prior to joining ERIA, Rahmasari was a research fellow for Bank of Indonesia for the study on Indonesia's international debt position and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) review. She also joined The World Bank as a Research Analyst for education programs from 2012-2014. Rahmasari finished her Bachelor degree in Regional Economics major in Economics from University of Indonesia in 2009 in which she also finished her Master degree in Economics in 2012. She was also a teaching assistant in University of Indonesia for quantitative subjects such as Mathematical Economics, Statistics and Econometrics as well as some more qualitative ones such as Advanced Microeconomics and Advanced Macroeconomics from 2008-2012.


  • Economic Development
  • Regional Inequality
  • Quantitative Methods in Economics



Master of Economics Science
University of Indonesia


Bachelor of Economics
University of Indonesia


March 2012 to August 2012 and March 2015 to July 2015

Research Fellow
Bank of Indonesia

November 2012 to December 2014

Research Analyst
The World Bank

October 2009 to July 2011

On-project basis Researcher
Lembaga Penyelidikan Ekonomi dan Masyarakat (LPEM) FE-UI

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