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Alexander Michael Tjahjadi

Research Associate, Article 33

Alexander Michael Tjahjadi is an associate researcher for Article 33. Within the organisation, he assisted with a Philanthropic Organisation impact evaluation. He is also the Think Policy Lead on Advisory and Sustainable Growth Lab, where he oversees digital governance and environment-related projects. Michael also serves as a consultant for the World Bank, where he conducts randomised evaluations in the EAPGIL, governance, and education sectors.

He previously worked for Perkumpulan Prakarsa, CORE Indonesia, CSIS, Boston Consulting Group, J-PAL Southeast Asia, Pusat Studi Pendidikan dan Kebijakan (PSPK), and the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Higher Education. He was responsible for a variety of micro and macro research portfolios in the policy sector.

He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Concurrently, he is graduate student for Philosophy at STF Driyarkara and Public Policy Management at Monash University Indonesia. He delighted in taking online MOOCs and short courses from reputable institutions.


  • –present
    Tribe Lead - Advisory and Sustainable Growth Lab, Think Policy Indonesia
  • –present
    Research Analyst (Education) - STA, Prospera
  • –present
    Research Associate, Article 33
  • –present
    Consultant for Impact Evaluation, World Bank Office
  • 2018–2020
    Research Analyst, World Bank Office Jakarta
  • 2019–2020
    Consultant, Pusat Studi Pendidikan dan Kebijakan (PSPK)
  • 2017–2018
    Research Associate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)


  • 2025 
    STF Driyarkara, M.Fil, Philosophy of Economics
  • 2025 
    Monash University Indonesia, MPP, Public Policy Management
  • 2017 
    Universitas Gadjah Mada, S.E, Development Economics


  • 2022
    Income Inequality in Indonesia: Which Aspects Cause the Most?, Journal of Indonesian Economy and Business

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Undergraduate Thesis Grantee
    Funding Source:
    Universitas Gadjah Mada

Professional Memberships

  • Indonesian Regional Science Association


Inspiring Scholar FEB UGM 2017