Andrew Rosser

Dr Andrew Rosser

Associate Professor

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

I am a political economist who works on development issues in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia and Timor Leste. My main interests are the resource curse, the political economy of policy-making, the politics of inclusion, aid governance, rebuilding governance in fragile states, and corporate governance/corporate social responsibility. I am currently working on a research project focused on law, politics and socio-economic rights in Indonesia courtesy of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. I have worked at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex), AusAID, the University of Sydney and Murdoch University and acted as a consultant to the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Oxfam, UNRISD, UNDP, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2012 Australian Research Council Future Fellow University of Adelaide
    2011 Associate Professor of Development Studies University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2011 Senior Lecturer in Development Studies University of Adelaide
    2002 - 2007 Fellow in Governance Institute of Development Studies
    2001 Economist/Policy Analyst AusAID
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Murdoch University Australia PhD

2012                Project Title: Remaking the Poor: Poor People's Responses to Donors' Market Citizenship Programs in Southeast Asia

                        Funder: Australian Research Council (Discovery Grants scheme)

                        Amount: AUS$193,088

                        Chief Investigator

                        Category One Income (Competitive)


2011                Project Title: Realising Socio-Economic Rights: Law and the Politics of Access to Public Services in Indonesia

                        Funder: Australian Research Council (Future Fellowship scheme)

                        Amount: AUS$701,000

                        Project Leader/First-named Investigator

                        Category One Income (Competitive)


2010                Project Title: ‘Leaders, Elites and Coalitions: The Politics of Free Public Services in Indonesia’

                        Funder: AusAID

                        Amount: AUS$28,000

                        Project Leader/First-named Investigator

                        Category Two Income (Directly commissioned)


2009                Project Title: ‘The Politics of Pro-Poor Basic Service Delivery in Indonesia’

                        Funder: AusAID (through Australian Development Research Awards scheme)

                        Amount: AUS$148,156

                        Project Leader/First-named Investigator

                        Category One Income (Competitive).


2008                Project Title: ‘Development Studies Professional Practicum’ (DSPP)

                        Funder: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ (through Diversity and Structural Adjustment Fund)

                        Amount: AUS$390,000

                        Project Officer and Chair of the DSPP Steering Committee

                        Category Two Income (Competitive)


2008                Project Title: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in Indonesia: Options and Constraints’

                        Funder: Australia-Indonesia Governance Research Partnership

                        Amount: AUS$69,500

                        Joint Project Leader/First-named Investigator with Dr. Raymond Atje

                        Category Two Income (Competitive)


2006                Project Title: ‘The Prospects of Durable Peace in Aceh’

                        Funder: Oxfam International

                        Amount: £5000

                        Project Leader/First-named Investigator

                        Category Three Income (Directly commissioned)


2004-2005       Project Title: ‘Achieving Turnaround in Fragile States’

                        Funder: World Bank

                        Amount: US$350,000

                        Project Leader/First-named Investigator

                        Category Two Income (Partly-competitive)


2003                Project Title: ‘Pro-Poor Political Change in Asia’

                        Funder: UK’s Department for International Development

                        Amount: approx. £70,000

                        Joint Project Leader/First-named Investigator with Dr. Tim Conway, Overseas Development Institute

                        Category Two Income (Partly competitive)

  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
    2014 Board Member Journal of Contemporary Asia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2014 External Advisor, Masters of Social Sciences in Development Studies, Department of Asian and International Studies City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
    2014 Member, Reference Group Australian Consortium for In-country Indonesian Studies Australia
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83134938
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier Building
  • Room: 1 31
  • Org Unit: Anthropology and Development Studies

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