Muhamad Chatib Basri

Former Finance Minister, Indonesia

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Indonesia


Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri, is an Ash Centre Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Indonesia’s former Minister of Finance, and previously he was the Chairman of Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia. He served as a Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee of the President of the Republic of Indonesia 2010-2012. He was a special adviser to the Indonesia’s Minister of Finance 2006-2010 dan Deputy of Minister of Finance for G-20, 2006-2010. He is now the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mandiri Institute. Dr Basri teaches at the Department of Economics, University Indonesia. He co-founded CReco Research Institute, a Jakarta based economic consulting firm in 2010. He was a member of the Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was a member of the High Level Trade Experts Group co-chaired by Jagdish Bhagwati and Peter Sutherland

His expertise is International Trade, Macroeconomics and Political Economy.

He has acted as a consultant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the USAID, AUSAID, OECD and UNCTAD. He is the author of a number of papers in international academic journals and actively writes for various leading newspapers and magazines in Indonesia.

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