Professor of Economics Michael Rock To Deliver the Mohamed Sadli Memorial Lecture at the University of Indonesia

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 3:17 pm.

Bryn Mawr Professor of Economics Michael Rock will deliver the Mohamed Sadli Memorial Lecture at the University of Indonesia on April 24.

Rock’s lecture focuses on what Indonesia can learn from China’s experience with saving energy and CO2 in its energy intensive industries. The lecture is based on a commissioned paper on the same topic published in the latest edition of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, the leading journal on economic research on Indonesia.

“Even though Indonesia’s CO2 emissions are dominated by deforestation while China’s are dominated by industry, Indonesia has much to learn from China’s industrial energy saving programs. To begin with, it is only a matter of time before Indonesia’s emissions from fossil fuels overtake those from deforestation. Given the long technological lock-in effects of energy systems and industries, Indonesia needs to think now about how it will tackle this problem,” writes Rock.

Presented by the Crawford School at the Australian National University and the University of Indonesia (UI) in Jakarta, the aim of the Mohamed Sadli Memorial Lecture Series is to broaden understanding and stimulate debate among students, academics and policy makers of the key economic policy challenges faced by Indonesia, drawing on the experience of neighboring countries. It is named in honor of the late Professor Mohammad Sadli, considered by many to be Indonesia’s most influential commentator on economic affairs over the past 40 years.

An abstract of Rock’s paper is available online. Subscribers to the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies can download the entire article for free. Non-subscribers can pay to download the article.

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