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Economic Geography
Postdoctoral Researcher, Lecturer

Areas of expertise

Development economics
Agricultural economics
Development studies
Regional studies.


She obtained her PhD in International Development Studies from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2016 and held Visiting Fellowship positions with the Australian National University (2019) and the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (2022). Ayu has more than 15 years of combined experience in industry, international organizations, and academia. She previously worked with Unilever, McKinsey & Company, Millward Brown (Kantar Group), and the National University of Singapore (2006-2009) and was an analyst with the World Bank Group in Indonesia (2013-2015). She was also a project researcher at Turku University of Applied Sciences (2017-2019) and a research consultant with the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) (2018-2022).


Courses I am presently teaching:

TME2 Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility (Spring 2020 - present)

TMSe2 Climate Change and Trade in the Global South (Fall 2020 - present)

Urban Southeast Asia (Fall 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 in sustainable technology diffusion and adoption in Indonesia and Ethiopia through a randomized controlled trial.

Presently, I am exploring two themes in my research work. 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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