Dr Risti Permani

Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness

School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability
Faculty of Science

Overview

Risti Permani joined the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness in end-2021. Risti has undertaken extensive research in Australia and Asia, particularly in Indonesia on topics such as the livestock policy, Australia-Indonesia beef and dairy supply chains, agricultural trade, the adoption of agricultural innovations by smallholder producers, and agrifood e-commerce, and has been a Principal Investigator in several international development projects.

Prior to her current role, Risti was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Deakin University, serving as the main focal point for Deakin Business School’s involvement in teaching, research, and community engagement in the areas of agribusiness. Between 2016 and 2018, Risti was an Assistant Director of the ASEAN Integration Monitoring Directorate at the ASEAN Secretariat. After completing her postdoctoral fellowship in agriculture economics in 2012 at the School of Economics, the University of Adelaide, between 2013 and 2016 Risti was a Research Fellow/Lecturer at the Centre for Global Food and Resources, the University of Adelaide.

Risti has a PhD and Master in Economics from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics (minor in Agricultural Economics) from IPB University. She is a co-founder of AgLive Indonesia, a not-for-profit, agriculture-focused initiative aiming to foster innovation and resilience in Australian and Indonesian agriculture and empower the role of youth as the catalyst of change in agriculture.

Courses taught at UQ:

Research Interests

  • International trade
  • Agrifood e-commerce
  • Beef supply chains
  • Adoption of agricultural innovations
  • Public and industry policy impact assessment
  • Applied microeconometrics
  • Global value chains

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy of Economics, University of Adelaide
  • Masters (Coursework) of Economics, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Statistics, Bogor Agricultural University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

  • Aditya Alta, Risti Permani and Maria Monica Wihardja eds. (2023). Modernizing Indonesia’s Agriculture. Depok, Indonesia: PT RajaGrafindo Persada.

Book Chapter

  • Permani, Risti, Sadicon, Ma Fideles and Mahyassari, Ruth Karlina (2017). Identifying opportunities in the midst of global megatrends: a tool for policymakers. Global megatrends: implications for ASEAN economic community. (pp. 142-170) edited by Simon S.C. Tay and Julia Puspadewi Tijaja. Jakarta, Indonesia: Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

  • Permani, Risti, Rakhman Setyoko, Nur, Trewin, Ray and Vanzetti, David (2016). Indonesian livestock policy: lessons for self-sufficiency. Crucial agricultural policy: analysis of key threats to food security. (pp. 81-114) edited by Ray Trewin. Singapore: World Scientific. doi: 10.1142/9789814689670_0004

  • Permani, Risti (2011). Educational challenges with special reference to Islamic schooling. Employment, living standards and poverty in contemporary Indonesia. (pp. 183-205) edited by Chris Manning and Sudarno Sumarto. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing. doi: 10.1355/9789814345132-014

Journal Article

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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