Episode 53: The blessing and curse of Indonesia's resource economy

In a country highly dependent on exports of petroleum, palm oil, timber and tin, what are the local dynamics at play in the global game of resource extraction?

In Indonesia, as in many other developing economies, the resources sector makes millionaires or billionaires of the few, and often leaves the many to eke out a subsistence. In a country highly dependent on exports of petroleum, palm oil, timber and tin, what are the local dynamics at play in the global game of resource extraction? Political economist Dr Rachael Diprose, and transnational governance expert Dr Kate Macdonald join host Ali Moore to discuss. An Asia Institute podcast.


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Dr Kate Macdonald and Dr Rachel Diprose

Dr Kate Macdonald and Dr Rachael Diprose