Yogyakarta-Saturday, October 3, 2020. After a series of activities for the 40th Anniversary of the Master of Science and Doctor (MD) Program, Faculty of Economics and Business, Gadjah Mada University. MD FEB UGM held a Webinar in collaboration with Bank Indonesia (BI) Institute with a theme entitled “Policy Synergy in the Context of National Economic Recovery in the New Normal Era.” The Webinar event is an agenda for Public Lectures for students of the Master of Science and Doctoral programs of FEB UGM to welcoming New Students for the odd semester period of the 2020/2021 academic year. The Public Lecture lasts for 2 (two) hours in the Zoom virtual forum, and there are more than 300 participants join the forum. The event was opened by singing Indonesia Raya and Gadjah Mada Hymne. Opening remarks from the Dean of FEB UGM, Eko Suwardi, M.Sc., Ph.D., in his speech, he said that the Webinar is part of the REACH MD FEB UGM program, as well as a public lecture to welcoming new students of the MD FEB UGM program. Thanks and appreciation for the collaboration between the MD FEB UGM Program and the BI Institute; hope the collaboration can continue and positively impact social science.
Governor of Bank Indonesia Perry Warjiyo, M.Sc., Ph.D. as the main speaker at this public lecture and moderated by the Head of the Department of Economics, FEB UGM, Mr. Rimawan Pradiptyo, M.Sc., Ph.D. in his presentation Perry Warjiyo, M.Sc., Ph.D. said that the strategy for national economic recovery in the new normal era focuses on several priority policy synergies, both nationally and a regional scale, various ways such as; a. coordinating to encourage the productive and safe economic sector for COVID-19, b. acceleration of government fiscal stimulus through budget absorption/realization (APBN and APBD) to boost aggregate demand and national economic recovery, c. sustainability of the credit restructuring program by OJK, d. monetary stimulus, and Bank Indonesia macroprudential policies, e. digitizing the payment system of Bank Indonesia and accelerating the digital economy and finance, especially MSMEs and the retail sector.
The material received an enthusiastic response from the participants through various comments and questions by discussing 4 (four) QnA sessions.