My dissertation analyzes the impact of the middle class on the pattern of budgeting and expenditures of municipalities in a decentralized Indonesia. My research also includes political behaviors, campaigns, and elections. Other than my dissertation project, I am currently researching elite turnover in the Indonesian Legislature after the 1998 democratization.
- M.A., (Economics) San Jose State University, May 2006
- Bachelor of Economics, (Economics and Development Studies) Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia, February 2002 Thesis: "The Impact of Oil Prices on Indonesia's Balance of Payments"
- Expected Ph.D. Completion: Spring 2017
Kikue Hamayotsu and Ronnie Nataatmadja. “Indonesia in 2015: The People’s President’s Rocky Road and Hazy Outlooks in Democratic Consolidation," Asian Survey, 56:129–137, 2016
Michael Buehler and Ronnie Nataatmadja. "Vote-seeking and voting in an open party-list system: Comparing Indonesia's 2004, 2009 and 2014 legislative elections." (in progress)
Michael Buehler and Ronnie Nataatmadja. "Do people vote for local candidates? The impact of personal vote-earning attributes on elections in Indonesia." (in progress)
Research Assistant for Countries at the Crossroads: Indonesia by Michael Buehler, Freedom House Washington D.C., 2012