Doctoral Student Profile


Ronnie Nataatmadja

Comparative Politics and Public Administration  

Curriculum Vitae


M.A., (Economics) San Jose State University, May 2006

Bachelor of Economics, (Economics and Development Studies) Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia, February 2002

Thesis: "The Impact of Oil Prices on Indonesia's Balance of Payments"

Expected Ph.D. Completion: Spring 2017

Overview of Scholarly Activity

My dissertation analyzes the impact of the middle class on the pattern of budgeting and expenditures in municipalities in a decentralized Indonesia. My research also includes political behaviors, campaigns, and elections. Other than my dissertation project, I am currently examining elite turnover in the Indonesian legislature after the 1998 democratization.

Selected Publications

Kikue Hamayotsu and Ronnie Nataatmadja. “Indonesia in 2015: The People’s President’s Rocky Road and Hazy Outlooks in Democratic Consolidation," Asian Survey, 56:129–137, 2016

Michael Buehler and Ronnie Nataatmadja. "Vote-seeking and voting in an open party-list system: Comparing Indonesia's 2004, 2009 and 2014 legislative elections." (in progress)

Michael Buehler and Ronnie Nataatmadja. "Do people vote for local candidates? The impact of personal vote-earning attributes on elections in Indonesia." (in progress)

Reserach Assistant for Countries at the Crossroads: Indonesia by Michael Buehler, Freedom House Washington D.C., 2012

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