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M. Hadi Soesastro: Indonesian public intellectual, Asia Pacific visionary


  • Hal Hill
  • Mari Pangestu


This note commemorates and celebrates the life and contribution of M. Hadi Soesastro, a Bulletin board member who passed away on 4 May 2010. Hadi was arguably Indonesia's leading public intellectual in the fields of international economic policy and political economy, ASEAN economic cooperation, and East Asian economic integration. He made seminal contributions in these fields, and on the political economy of reform in Indonesia, the economic development of East Timor, and energy economics. He also played a major role in institutional development, most notably at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, and in many other official, academic and research endeavours in Indonesia and East Asia.

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  • Hal Hill & Mari Pangestu, 2010. "M. Hadi Soesastro: Indonesian public intellectual, Asia Pacific visionary," Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(2), pages 171-179.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:bindes:v:46:y:2010:i:2:p:171-179
    DOI: 10.1080/00074918.2010.503561

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