About Myself

  Muhamad Chatib Basri

Ash Centre Senior Fellow,

Harvard Kennedy School

Co-Founder and Senior Partner

CReco Research

   Senior Lecturer

   Department of Economics    

   University of Indonesia 


             CV (Long)






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  Papers at IDEAS

  Faculty of Economics 

  University of Indonesia


   The Terrestrial Carbon Group



Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri

Muhamad Chatib Basri, is a former Minister of Finance of Indonesia. Previously he was the Chairman of Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia.

He is now an Ash Centre Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mandiri Institute. Dr. Basri is also Senior Partner and C0-founder of CReco Research Institute, a Jakarta based economic consulting firm. He teaches at the Department of Economics, University Indonesia.

Dr Basri was an independent member of the   the Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Group of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was a member of  the High Level Trade Experts Group co-chaired by Jagdish Bhagwati and Peter Sutherland

Dr Basri served as a Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia in 2006-2010.  He also served as the Sherpa to the President of the Republic of Indonesia for G-20 meeting in Washington, November 2008 and acted as a Deputy Minister of Finance for G-20 from  2006-2009. His expertise is International Trade, Macroeconomics and Political Economy. From 2005-2012 he served as a member of Advisory Team to the Indonesian National Team on Trade Negotiation.

He is a member of some major pub;ic companies including PT Astra International, PT XL Axiata and Independent Non-Executive Director for Axiata Group Bhd. He is also the Chairman of the Indonesia Infrastructure Finance.  Dr. Basri was also a member of the Regional Advisory Board for Toyota Motor Asia Pacific

He has acted as a consultant for the World Bank,  the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the USAID, AUSAID, OECD and UNCTAD. He is the author of a number of papers in international journals and actively writes for various leading newspapers and magazines in Indonesia.