Recollections: The Indonesian Economy, 1950s-1990s

Recollections: The Indonesian Economy, 1950s-1990s
Thee Kian Wie, editor
Date of publication:  2003
Number of pages:  277
Code:  LH12


"This is a very interesting and important reprinting of a number of interviews, previously published in the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES) over some 14 years, with Indonesians who had been prominent in formulating economic policy over the second half of the 20th century. Among the better-known names are Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, Sjafrudin Prawiranegara, Mohammad Sadli, Emil Salim, and Subroto. Great credit must go to Professor Anne Booth, who designed the series of interviews" (Aseasuk News).

"Reading these collections of former Indonesian economic policy makers is like having a seat in the room as Thee Kian Wie conducts the interviews on which the memoirs are based. That is an experience only few have had at first hand.... The memoirs as they stand constitute valuable guides to the thinking of key figures at strategic points during half a century of Indonesian economic history" (Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies).

About the publication

This collection of memoir-style articles is based on extended interviews with a number of eminent Indonesians who have played an important role in influencing the evolution of Indonesia's economy.
           "Thee Kian Wie, one of Southeast Asia's most eminent economists, has provided a great service to the research and policy communities with an interest in Indonesia. In this fascinating volume, we get 'up close' to many of the most influential architects of economic policy during the Soeharto era -- their backgrounds, their world views, and their reminiscences about government."
           Hal Hill, H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economies
           Australian National University


  • Recollections: The Indonesian Economy, 1950s-1990s
  • Preliminary pages: Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgements
  • 1. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo
  • 2. Mohammad Saubari
  • 3. Sjafruddin Prawiranegara
  • 4. Abdoel Raoef Soehoed
  • 5. Sarbini Sumawinata
  • 6. Mohammad Sadli
  • 7. Soedarpo Sastrosatomo
  • 8. Suhadi Mangkusuwondo
  • 9. Emil Salim
  • 10. Subroto
  • 11. Teuku Mohamad Daud
  • Index, About the Editor

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