Personal profile


I am a Postgraduate Researcher at the School of Global Development at the University of East Anglia under the supervision of Prof. Bereket Kebede and Prof. Pieter Serneels. My research explores the economics of adaptation to climate change and natural disasters in Indonesia. The economics of adaptation serves as the central theme of this research, using a causal inference approach to explore the identification of adaptation and its effectiveness in climate change and natural disasters.

Since 2014, I have been working as an economics researcher at the INDEF, an economic think-tank in Indonesia. During that time, I worked on a wide range of economic policy-related research projects in Indonesia and the ASEAN with many stakeholders, such as government agencies, the central bank, private companies, and business associations. I also write opinion columns about current economic issues and have been interviewed frequently on TV. Ariyo has worked as an investment analyst at IIPC in London. He previously acted as a consultant to the Ministry of Finance, Bappenas, and BKPM. Also, I have given invited talks at conferences and workshops at the APEC and UNESCAP. He is also a lecturer in mathematics and statistics in the undergraduate management program at the University of Paramadina.

I hold a BSc in Economics Development from the University of Sebelas Maret, Indonesia, and an MSc in Economics Development from The University of Birmingham, UK.

Key Research Interests

My main research is in applied development economics with a focus on climate change, but I am also interested in international business such as FDI, trade, and GVC. My regional expertise is in Southeast Asia specifically in Indonesia.


  • Economics (General)
  • Development
  • Development Studies (General)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Education
  • Health Inequality
  • Climate Change / Climate Science
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Climate policy
  • Statistics in Social Sciences
  • Causal Inference

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