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Alexander Michael Tjahjadi

Sustainable Growth Lab, Think Policy

Alexander Michael Tjahjadi is Sustainable Growth Lab Affiliate at Think Policy Indonesia, where he oversees projects related to the digital economy, environment, and social inclusion. Sustainable Growth Lab is a network for economists to build robust and enhance economic growth at the national and subnational levels using diagnostic and complexity economics methods. Michael had affiliation on the World Bank, Prospera, and Article 33

He previously worked and interned for Perkumpulan Prakarsa, CORE Indonesia, CSIS, Boston Consulting Group, J-PAL Southeast Asia, and Pusat Studi Pendidikan dan Kebijakan (PSPK) where he helped the Expert Staff in Ministry of Education and Culture and Evaluation Expert under PSKP. He was responsible for a variety of microeconomics research portfolios in the policy sector.

He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Concurrently, he is a graduate student for Philosophy at STF Driyarkara and Public Policy Management at Monash University Indonesia. Michael is also a Nusantara Scholar holder from Australia Award. He delighted in taking summer and online course from Paris School of Economics, Blavatnik School of Public Policy Oxford, and Harvard Graduate School of Education


  • 2023–present
    Sustainable Growth Lab Affiliate, Think Policy Indonesia
  • –present
    Consultant for Impact Evaluation, World Bank Office
  • –present
    Research Associate, Article 33
  • –present
    Research Analyst (Education) - STA, Prospera
  • 2019–2020
    Consultant, Pusat Studi Pendidikan dan Kebijakan (PSPK)
  • 2018–2020
    Research Analyst, World Bank Office Jakarta
  • 2017–2018
    Research Associate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)


  • 2025 
    Monash University Indonesia, MPPM, Public Policy Management
  • 2025 
    STF Driyarkara, M.Fil, Philosophy of Economics
  • 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