Ayu Pratiwi profile picture
Economic Geography
Postdoctoral Researcher, Lecturer

Areas of expertise

Development economics
Agricultural Economics
Regional studies
Migration studies


I received my Ph.D. in International Studies from Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, in 2016. I previously worked with Unilever, McKinsey & Co, Millward Brown, and the National University of Singapore in Singapore; as well as with the World Bank in Indonesia. Prior to working with Turku School of Economics, I was a project researcher with Turku University of Applied Sciences.


Courses I am presently teaching:

TME2 Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility (Spring 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

TMSe2 Climate Change and Trade in the Global South (Fall 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)


My research interest lies at the intersection of microeconomics and sustainable development to achieve the sustainable development goals. In my dissertation, I unite these strands of approaches to explore the role of social networks upon sustainable technology diffusion and adoption in Indonesia and Ethiopia through a randomized-controlled trial.

Presently, I am exploring two themes in my research works. First, I am looking at the effects of migration and gender on sustainable agricultural production and ethical consumption in the global north and south simultaneously; and second, I am investigating the effects of immigration and emigration upon entrepreneurial discovery processes, sustainable regional development, and economic- and social- well-being of the host country, taking a case of Finland.


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