Pada hari Senin, 15 Juni 2015, The Habibie Center menggelar acara bertajuk “Mekanisme Penetapan Harga Baru BBM Bersubsidi dan Dampaknya terhadap Masyarakat.” Ada tiga nara sumber: Zamroni Salim (peneliti senior The Habibie Center dan peneliti Pusat Penelitian Ekonomi LIPI), Tulus Abadi (Ketua Pengurus Harian YLKI), dan saya.
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Konteks heboh soal Jokowi lebih neolib dari SBY adalah ketika saya menjelaskan slide kedua terakhir. Di slide itu terpampang ucapan dua menteri tentang mekanisme baru penetapan harga BBM.
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Faisal Basri is currently senior lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia and Chief of Advisory Board of Indonesia Research & Strategic Analysis (IRSA). His area of expertise and discipline covers Economics, Political Economy, and Economic Development.
His prior engagement includes Economic Adviser to the President of Republic of Indonesia on economic affairs (2000); Head of the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia (1995-98); and Director of Institute for Economic and Social Research at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia (1993-1995), the Commissioner of the Supervisory Commission for Business Competition (2000-2006); Rector, Perbanas Business School (1999-2003).
He was the founder of the National Mandate Party where he was served in the Party as the first Secretary General and then the Deputy Chairman responsible for research and development. He quit the Party in January 2001. He has actively been involved in several NGOs, among others is The Indonesian Movement.
Faisal Basri was educated at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Indonesia where he received his BA in 1985 and graduated with an MA in economics from Vanderbilt University, USA, in 1988.