Macroeconomic policy challenges amid global uncertainty: a central banker’s perspective

May 15, 2024


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / International students / Alumni / Companies / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) May 27, 2024 10:25 — 11:25
Location Hongo Area Campus
Venue Lecture Hall B, 4th floor, International Academic Research Building  (MAP)
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
Requested by Friday, May 24
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Registration Period May 15, 2024 — May 24, 2024
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GraSPP Research Seminar—Economic Policy, Finance & Development Series―hosted jointly with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Bank Indonesia Representative Office in Tokyo


The global economy faces heightened risks and uncertainties due to tightening monetary policy in advanced countries and deepening geopolitical tensions. Facing such challenges, Bank Indonesia continues to optimize monetary policy responses to control price levels and maintain the Rupiah stability. Indonesia’s economy remains resilient despite the global uncertainty. Economic growth in the first two quarters of 2024 is expected to exceed growth in the fourth quarter of 2023, supported by solid domestic demand during the Ramadan and festive period. On the regional front, Bank Indonesia has been working on its Local Currency Transaction (LCT) initiative to promote the use of local currencies in bilateral trade transactions with several countries over the past few years. The LCT aims to strengthen cross-border trade, enhance regional financial market stability, and deepen the local currency market in the Asian region. This initiative aligns with the financial integration efforts in the region to facilitate the broader use of local currencies.


Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), The University of Tokyo


Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Bank Indonesia Representative Office in Tokyo


Welcome remarks by Dean Daiji Kawaguchi
Lecture by Destry Damayanti, Senior Deputy Governor, Bank Indonesia
Dialogue with the audience
Moderated by Prof. Toshiro Nishizawa


Destry Damayanti, Senior Deputy Governor, Bank Indonesia

Destry Damayanti is the senior deputy governor of Bank Indonesia, serving from 2019 to 2024, and a member of Indonesia Deposit Insurance Company’s Board of Commissioners ex-officio from Bank Indonesia. Before her current roles, she went through several notable positions both in private and public institutions, including a senior economic adviser for the British Embassy from 2000 to 2003, a researcher and lecturer at the University of Indonesia from 2005 to 2006, and the Chief Economist for Mandiri Securities from 2005 to 2011. She served as the Chief Economist of Bank Mandiri from 2011 to 2015, as the head of the Economic Task Force under the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises from 2014 to 2015, and as a member of the Indonesia Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Board of Commissioners from 2015 to 2019. In 2015, Destry was appointed Chairperson of the Corruption Eradication Commission Selection Committee with a term from 2015 to 2019. Destry Damayanti earned a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Indonesia before receiving a Master of Science in Regional Science from Cornell University in the United States.
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