Yogyakarta – Friday, November 29, 2019. The Master of Science and Doctor of Economics study program held an Economist Workshop for Indonesian Transparency (SEtiTI) and Discussion on the Development of Economics (APSEPI) at the BRI Auditorium, the Master of Science and Doctoral Building of the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Gadjah Mada. This program was attended by academicians in the field of Economics from various universities in Indonesia.
SEtiTI is a meeting forum for economists to build institutional aspects related to efforts to prevent and eradicate corruption in Indonesia. The rapid development in the field of Economics enables the development of scientific branches relating to improving institutional aspects, both directly and indirectly, especially in preventing corruption. Another impetus is the fact that Economics has mechanisms and objectives that are the opposite of corruption. Economists know to formulate policies that can improve institutional aspects, which will ultimately be able to minimize corruption within various institutions. Furthermore, SEtiTi was organized as a mechanism to formulate the contribution of economists to institutional development in Indonesia.
Held in two main sessions, in the first session entitled “Institutional Aspect Development in Tackling State Captured Corruption in Various Sectors: Land, Health, Forestry, and Natural Resources” was moderated by the Chair of the Management of the Doctor of Economics FEB UGM, Prof. Catur Sugiyanto, Ph.D. Also attended by speakers from various disciplines, including Prof. Dr. Laksono Trisnantoro from the UGM Faculty of Medicine with the development of institutional aspects of tackling state captured corruption in the health sector. Furthermore, the corruption of natural resources and their implications for institutional transformation by Prof. Dr. Hariadi Kartodihardjo from the Faculty of Forestry. The first session was closed by Prof. Dr. Maria Sumardjono from the UGM Faculty of Law with the theme of developing the institutional aspect of tackling state captured corruption in the land sector.
The theme “Teaching Anti-Corruption in Higher Education and Potential Research Collaboration in Institutional Economics” was the subject of discussion in the second session. Moderated by FEB UGM lecturer in Economics, Ahmad Akbar Susamto, Ph.D., and with speakers from academic and practitioner backgrounds. Prof. Dr. Sonny Priyarsono from FEM-IPB who presented the anti-corruption movement in universities and Rimawan Pradiptyo, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Economics, FEB UGM who explained the topic “As far as the Horizon; Research Potential in Institutional Economics “. Also present was the Director of the Development of Inter-Commission Network Development and the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission, Sujanarko, who presented statistics on the perpetrators of corruption dominated by highly educated corruptors.
In line with SEtiTI there was also a discussion on the development of Economics in the third session. This activity is part of an effort to advance teaching and research at the Department of Economics who are members of the Alliance of Indonesian Economic Development Study Programs (APSEPI). In this regard, there was a sharing session by the Department of Economics, FEB UGM with an agenda for curriculum development in S1, S2, and S3 study programs and also presentations related to APSEPI. This discussion was moderated by Dr. Evi Noor Afifah from FEB UGM. The discussion session by the Department of Economics, FEB UGM was represented by Prof. Dr. Catur Sugiyanto who explained the curriculum of S2 and S3 FEB UGM Economics and Heni Wahyuni, Ph.D. who explained related to S1 Economics FEB UGM. Then the discussion about APSEPI d Dr. Siti Aisyah Tri Rahayu (FEB UNS). SEtiTI and APSEPI ended with very high enthusiasm by the participants. Hopefully in the future economists can further contribute to institutional development in Indonesia. (AWN-Sh)