TESTING REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS TO ENSURE NATIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH (THE CASE OF INDONESIA)

  • Omas Bulan Samosir University Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Wilson Rajagukguk University Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta
Keywords: regional competitiveness, economic reforms, infrastructure, healthcare, education, labor market efficiency, economic growth, regression, Indonesia

Abstract

In this paper, the effects of regional competitiveness and economic reforms on economic growth are studied. Regional competitiveness factors include infrastructure pillar, health and education pillar, and labor market efficiency pillar. The data come from the Indonesia Database for Policy and Economic Research (INDO-DAPOER) of the World Bank for the year 2010. The results of the study show that the percentage of households with electricity, the percentage of births attended by skilled healthcare worker, the net enrollment ratio in primary education, the number of people employed, and the total grants statistically and significantly influence regional economic growth positively. Indonesia is to reduce inequality in regional competitiveness and improve the total grants’ distribution in order to promote regional economic growth equality in the country.

Author Biographies

Omas Bulan Samosir, University Indonesia, Jakarta

Ph.D.  is an Associate Professor in Demography (since 2011) at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia. Her scientific interest is population and development, comprising fertility, mortality, family planning, reproductive health, and population dynamics and their linkages with socioeconomic development. As a prominent expert in population, she has been working for both government and international agencies in Indonesia and abroad, such as the National Development Planning Agency, National Population and Family Planning Board, United Nations Population Fund Country Office Jakarta, Indonesia, Country Office Dili, Timor-Leste, and Country Office Yangon, Myanmar, International Labor Organization Country Office Indonesia, World Health Organization Country Office Indonesia, and United Nations Development Programme Country Office Dili, Timor-Leste. Her scientific papers have been published in national journals and a SCOPUS-indexed international journal. She has also written scientific books and bookchapters on demography for the National Development Planning Agency, National Population and Family Planning Board, and Universitas Indonesia

Wilson Rajagukguk, University Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta

Doctor, senior lecturer (since 2011) at the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Indonesia. His scientific interests are population and development and regional economy. As a notable expert in population economy, he has been working for both government and private agencies in Indonesia, including the National Development Planning Agency, National Population and Family Planning Board, and National Economic Committee. His scientific papers have been published in national journals and a SCOPUS-indexed international journal. He has also written scientific books on demography for the National Development Planning Agency.

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Published
2017-10-09
How to Cite
Samosir, O., & Rajagukguk, W. (2017). TESTING REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS TO ENSURE NATIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH (THE CASE OF INDONESIA). The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (5(6), 27-39. Retrieved from https://euraseans.com/index.php/journal/article/view/58