Sudarno is an economist and the first director of The SMERU Research Institute. His current position as a policy adviser at the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia shows his strong linkages to Indonesian policymakers. He holds a Ph.D. and an MA from Vanderbilt University, all in economics. He is a former head of the Statistic Society Forum in Indonesia and was a visiting fellow at the Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF) at Stanford University. He has extensive experience in leading large-scale research projects, including A Study on Teacher Absenteeism. His works have been published in international peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Sudarno received his master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Vanderbilt University. His dissertation was entitled “Three Essays on Development, Environment, and the Labor Market”. Prior to that, he completed his bachelor’s degree in economics from Satya Wacana Christian University.
Sudarno has extensive experience in leading a number of large-scale research projects, such as the Study on Teacher Absenteeism and the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Programme in Indonesia. His works have been published in a number of international peer-reviewed journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Development Economics, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Sudarno is a former head of the Statistical Society Forum (FMS) in Indonesia and was a visiting research fellow at the Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF), at Stanford University.
Sudarno ranked 1st in the top 25% authors in Indonesia by all publication years according to IDEAS/RePEc per April 2021.