Maria Monica Wihardja is a visiting fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, and a former World Bank Economist in the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice.
In 2017, she was seconded to the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia as a senior advisor to the Deputy Chief Staff in charge of strategic economic issues, where she oversaw the food policy reforms and stunting prevention agenda. From 2012 to 2014, she represented Indonesia at the Think20 meetings at the Los Cabos, Saint Petersburg and Brisbane G20 Summits. She also taught at the University of Indonesia from 2009 to 2013.
Her main research topics are food security and agricultural reforms, jobs, and digital economy, as well as regional and global architecture. She has a PhD in Regional Science from Cornell University, a MPhil in Economics from Cambridge University, and a BA in Applied Mathematics-Economics from Brown University.
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