Alumni Terkemuka

Rektor Universitas Indonesia

Alumni FE UI Angkatan '81

Prof. Ari Kuncoro, S.E., M.A., Ph.D


Ari Kuncoro received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Brown University in 1994. Since then he joined the Universitas Indonesia as a lecturer in their Faculty of Economics. In 2009 he was promoted to become an economics professor in this university. Throughout his career, he holds several other appointments. Among others are Visiting Research Professor at large at Brown University (USA) from 2003 till 2013, Visiting Scholar at the International Center for the Study of East Asian Development (Japan) in 2006, Visiting Scholar at the Australian National University (Australia) in 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2011 and Visiting Fellow at the Royal Netherland Institute for South East Asian and Caribbean Studiesin 2008. He was also consultant to World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

Before holding the position of Universitas Indonesia Chancellor 2019-2024, in December 2013 Prof. Kuncoro has started his term as the Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (FEB UI) which include Department of Economics, Department of Management and Department of Accounting, to oversee the transformation of the curriculum to be more in line with the new development in the international best practice of economic and business teaching.

Prof. Kuncoro has been working in the field of industrial economics, development economics and applied microeconomicsin Indonesia since early 1990s. His works on this subject published in the Journal of Political Economy, the World Bank Economic Review and Journal of Development Economics become the most important works in the field of Indonesian industrial economics. His works particularly on business/investment climate and industrial/city agglomeration have been used to develop strategies for a country to cope with new kind of competition brought the globalization.