Inka Yusgiantoro is an interdisciplinary social scientist focused on the economic and social impact of monetary, fiscal, and development policies. He has qualifications in regional science, economics, finance, engineering, and public policy. He holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial and operation engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, three masterâ€™s degrees in operation research, financial engineering, and regional science from Columbia University, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and Cornell University, respectively, and will receive his Ph.D. degree in the interdisciplinary graduate field of regional science from Cornell University in August 2011. He has more than five years of professional experience in the power and energy industry as well as investment banking.
As an Indonesian Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Yusgiantoro will conduct research on rebalancing strategies for sustainable and equitable growth in Indonesia, particularly in investment, trade, and banking policy and their policy implications on poverty and income distribution. His research uses a financial computable general equilibrium model conformed closely to the underlying institutional structure and behavior of economic agents prevailing in Indonesia.