As one of the world class research university, one main duty of the departments across Universitas Gadjah Mada is to conduct researches related to their respective specialties. To support this mission, we in the Department of Economics have the Economics Laboratories, which consists of Macroeconomics Dashboard, Microeconomics Dashboard, and The Center for Islamic Economics and Business Studies.
Economics Laboratories also hosts various research groups in the Department of Economics. To date, we have several topics as research interests in our department:
- Monetary Economics
- International Economics
- Public Economics
- Economics of Energy
- Crime Economics
- Educational Economics
- Experimental Economics
Macroeconomic Dashboard is one of economic laboratory facilities administered by Faculty of Economic and Business University of Gadjah Mada since September 2012. This facility is supported by PT. Bank Mandiri Tbk.
Mission of Macroeconomic Dashboard is public education by providing data, analysis, information, or economic opinion without pretention. Its aims are to provide data for the whole civitas academica, to train students and alumnae in economic analysis, and to become an alternative medium for public to learn about economy.
Macroeconomic Dashboard comes as a connection between economic researches on a sophisticated journal but is distant with publics, and mainstream medium which tends to be instant-pragmatic but poses a huge impact on society.
In order to realize its missions and aims, Macroeconomic Dashboard’s outputs consist of CEIC Database service, data updates and economic analysis on the website, quarterly Indonesian Economic Review and Outlook (IERO) publication, and economic news via Twitter.
Center for Microeconomics Research and Dashboard is a new field of study within the scope of Microeconomics studies which is under the auspices of the Laboratory of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Gadjah Mada University.
Center for Microeconomics Research and Dashboard operates based on the Tri Dharma of Higher Education which includes Education, Research and Community Service.
In the future, the Center for Microeconomics Research and Dashboard will serve in the field of provision of micro data, training on micro data processing, discussion of microeconomics issues, sharing sessions, and various forms of written output and infographics regarding research in the field of microeconomics.
The Center for Islamic Economics and Business Studies
The development of Islamic economics in the world has been growing rapidly. Research and scientific studies in Islamic Economics become a necessity. This was responded by several activists of Islamic Economics (Prof. Ainun Na’im, Drs. Dumairy MA., Edhie Purnawan, Ph.D., Taufikur Rahman, MBA., Akhmad A. Susamto, Ph.D.) in Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UGM to initiate the establishment of an Islamic economics and business studies center at UGM.
Presence of high thoughts and intentions, they established LEBI (Laboratory of Islamic Economics and Business) in Ramadan 1429 H (2008). Furthermore, with the high support from EBReDA (Economics and Business Research and Development Agency) Penelitian Pelatihan Ekonomika dan Bisnis (P2EB) FEB UGM, Pusat Kajian Ekonomika dan Bisnis Syariah (PKEBS) FEB UGM as a research center which is an extension of LEBI FEB UGM successfully established in 2016.