Until recently, the process of nation-building in Indonesia is still facing many challenges. An important question is how to foster this process? One significant contribution to answer this question is a paper written by Samuel Bazzi, Arya Gaduh, Alexander D. Rothenberg, and Maisy Wong (American Economic Review 2019, 109(11): 3978–4025). The paper uses the Transmigration program as a unique opportunity to understand how intergroup contact affects nation-building.
MINDSET Institute initiates to organize a research talk on the nation-building. We are honoured to invite Prof Arya Gaduh, one of the authors of a paper entitled as “Unity in Diversity? How Intergroup Contact Can Foster Nation Building”, to present the paper. It is expected that a talk based on this paper may provide a better understanding of our fundamental struggle that is to maintain unity in diversity in Indonesia.
Besides, since the paper is published in the American Economic Review, one of the most respected scholarly journals in the economics profession, we may expect that Indonesian scholars will receive a strong insight into the contribution of Indonesian scholars in international academia.
Arya Gaduh (Speaker)
Associate Professor of Economics at the Sam M. Walton College of Business,
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; J-PAL affiliate, MIT.
Aloysius Gunadi Brata (Chair)
Researcher, MINDSET Institute; Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Atma Jaya Yogyakarta.
Registration (free): https://tinyurl.com/RT03092020
Live-streaming Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/MINDSETInstitute