Aris Ananta

Universitas Indonesia

Field of Study: Demography, Economics, Population and Development, Statistics
Specialization: Ageing, Economic Demography, Estimates and Projections, Income, Poverty and Welfare, Internal Migration, International Migration, Labor force/Employment, Marriage, Divorce and Consensual Unions, Population and Development
Regional focus: South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia
Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, or MD), Duke University, Economics, 1983
IPADI (Association of Indonessian Demographers)
Working languages: English
Other association membership in population or related fields: Asian Population Association (APA)
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He is President of Asian Population Association and an economist-demographer with a multidisciplinary perspective. His regional research interests include Indonesia, Brunei, Southeast Asia, and Asia. He is Professor at Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Indonesia, Visiting Professor at Centre for Advanced Research Universiti Brunei Darussalam, and Adjunct Researcher at Demographic Institute,  Universitas Indonesia. His undergraduate degree is  in economics, specializing in population economics, from Universitas Indonesia, in 1975; master degree in socio-economic statistics, majoring in population statistics, from George Washington University, in 1978; and Ph. D degree in economics majoring in population economics from Duke University, in 1983. He was inaugurated as Professor in Population Economics at the Universitas Indonesia in 1995. He was   Senior Fellow at Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, in 1999-2000;  Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore in  2001-2014; and Associate at Singapore University of Social Science in 2018- 2019. 



Aris Ananta and Evi Nurvidya Arifin. “International Population Mobility in East Asia”.  In Handbook in East Asian Economic Integration. Edited by Christopher Findlay, Mari Pangestu, Fukunari Kimura,  and Shandre Thangevelu. Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2021.


Aris Ananta and Evi Nurvidya Arifin. “Economic Development”. In Ageing in Asia: Contemporary Trends and Policy Issues.  Edited by PHUA Kai Hong, GOH Lee Gang, and YAP Mui  Teng. Singapore, World Scientific, 2019.


Aris Ananta. “The Population of the SIJORI Cross-border Region”. In The SIJORI Cross-Border Region. Transnational Politics, Economics, and Culture. Edited by Francis E. Hutchinson and Terence Chong. Singapore: ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016.


Aris Ananta, Dwi Retno Wilujeng Wahyu Utami, and Nur Budi Handayani. “Statistics on Ethnic Diversity in the Land of Papua, Indonesia”. Asia & Pacific Population Studies, June. Open access, 2016


Aris Ananta, Evi Nurvidya Arifin, M. Sairi Hasbullah, Nur Hadi Handayani, and Agus Pramono. Demography of Indonesia’s Ethnicity. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2015. 




Honorary or professional positions and awards:
President, Asian Population Association