[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE160100750]
Researchers Dr Paul Burke
Brief description This project plans to analyse and quantify the effects of energy subsidy reductions on environmental, transport, health, socioeconomic and industrial outcomes. Using econometric methods, the project aims to assess recent reductions in subsidies for fuel and electricity in Indonesia. Energy subsidies have been a large drain on many governments’ budgets and are often thought to bring perverse effects. The project may provide a blueprint for the design of future reforms in Indonesia and elsewhere, with the goal of addressing serious issues such as air pollution and traffic congestion while avoiding adverse consequences for the poor. The project also aims to assist budget forecasting and guide economic models on the effects of fiscal settings for energy.
Funding Amount $370,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award