Arianto Patunru

Arianto Patunru

Arianto Patunru is a fellow at the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Australian National University, policy engagement coordinator at the ANU Indonesia Project, and advisor at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies.

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To Ban or Not To Ban? How Indonesia Can Overcome the Global Food Crisis

Maria Monica Wihardja|Arianto Patunru

Jakarta’s latest decision to briefly ban the export of crude palm oil has not helped Indonesians reeling from rising food prices. Rather than bending with the political wind, Indonesia’s leaders should steer its course by reconsidering fundamentals to improve its competitiveness in the global food economy.