Ayu Pratiwi
Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher

Economic Geography (Department of Marketing and International Business)


Areas of expertise
Development economics; Agricultural Economics; Regional studies; Migration studies


I received my Ph.D. in International Studies from Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, in 2016. I previously worked in private sectors in Singapore, which include a management consulting firm and market research company; as well as with the World Bank in Indonesia. Prior to working with Turku School of Economics, I was a project researcher with Turku University of Applied Sciences.


My research interest lies at the intersection of microeconomics and sustainable development to achieve the sustainable development goals. In my dissertation, I unite these strands of approaches to explore the role of social networks upon sustainable technology diffusion and adoption in Indonesia and Ethiopia through a randomized-controlled trial.

Presently, I am exploring two themes in my research works. First, I am looking at the effects of migration and gender on sustainable agricultural production and ethical consumption in the global north and south simultaneously; and second, I am investigating the effects of immigration and emigration upon entrepreneurial discovery processes, sustainable regional development, and economic- and social- well-being of the host country, taking a case of Finland.


Reducing Agricultural Income Vulnerabilities through Agroforestry Training: Evidence from a Randomised Field Experiment in Indonesia (2019)
Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
Ayu Pratiwi, Aya Suzuki
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The role of motorized transport and mobile phones in the diffusion of agricultural information in Tanggamus Regency, Indonesia (2015)
Petr Matous, Yasuyuki Todo, Ayu Pratiwi
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Last updated on 2019-19-04 at 23:04