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Research Associate

David Christian

Research Associate

David Christian has joined ERIA since July 2020. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Universitas Indonesia in 2013 and a Master’s degree in Economics from Duke University in 2020. He is currently working together with ERIA economists in studying the trade finance issues for SMEs in East Asia & Pacific, the labor market implication of artificial intelligence, and the role of education in labor market transitions and productivity, among other things.

Prior to joining ERIA, he worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Economics at Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia from 2014 to 2018. He participated in several research and policy engagement projects on issues of international trade, regional economic integration, business climate, competition policy, and regulatory reform.

Research Interests

  • Economic growth & productivity
  • International trade & economic integration
  • Labor economics
  • Industrial organization



Master of Arts in Economics
Duke University


Bachelor of Science in Economics
Universitas Indonesia 



Research Assistant
Department of Economics                                                                                    Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia 


Data Enumerator 
World Bank Office Jakarta 

Recent Publications

Aswicahyono, H., D.Christian and A. Fauri (2018), A Case of the Automotive Industry in Indonesia, in Gross, Jeremy and P.S.Intal, Jr.(eds.), Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens in ASEAN: Country Studies, Jakarta: ERIA, pp.144-175.

Damuri, Y., H. Aswicahyono, and D. Christian (2018), Innovation Policy in Indonesia, in Ambashi, Masahito (ed.), Innovation Policy in ASEAN, Jakarta: ERIA, pp.96-127.

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