I am a research fellow at the United Nations University- Operating Unit on Policy Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV) with focuses of study on public economics, ICT economic and policy, and innovation. My current research analyses the role of e-government (eGov) implementation on country competitiveness.
I worked as a research fellow at JRC Directorate Growth and Innovation, EC prior to joining UNU. I was particularly in charge on a project analyzing the performances of the European Union (EU) ICT sectors called as Prospective Insights on R&D in ICT (PREDICT). It serves as an input for Europe's Digital Progress Report (EDPR).
I was an awardee of Toyota’s best student undergraduate scholarship program, Citibank’s masters’ scholarship program, the Ministry of ICT the Government of Indonesia’s PhD scholarship program and Valedictorian at Chalmers' Conferment Ceremony. I was also a recipient the European Investment Bank (EIB)‘s postdoctoral program. During PhD and post-doctoral periods, I worked on several ICT studies. Among others: the assessment on eGov implementation in Japan and Sweden with NTT DoCoMo, the analysis of telecommunications tax on Hungarian and Greek economies with the Deutsche Telekom and the impact of broadband speed upgrades on households’ income with Ericsson, Arthur D. Little and EIB. I delivered two courses of masters’ degree program: Technology and Society and ICT Economic and Policy.
I have written some articles in the journal Telecommunications Policy, INFO and IJMNE. I was a drafter team for the Indonesian Human Development Report in 2004, a book chapter contributor for Beyond Broadband Access (Ed.Richard D. Taylor), Demand for Communications Services – Insights and Perspectives (Ed.James Alleman), and Competitiveness of the ASEAN Countries: Corporate and Regulatory Drivers (Ed.Philippe Gugler). I also contributed on side bar articles of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) reports about Myanmar (2013) and Indonesia (2014).